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Marion lives in the outer Pelorus Sound in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, and has been writing for nine years. She has four published books - a children's chapter book, two pre-teen action and adventure, and Injun Joe, a biography which made the Nielsen's New Zealand bestseller and Whitcoulls top five sports books bimonthly list. She has children's stories included in anthologies and a line-up of ebooks. Marion has also won adult and children's story competitions, including being shortlisted in the annual Joy Cowley Awards. One of her pre-teen stories has been included in the ESA's New Zealand textbook for secondary school students - Level 1 Literacy Learning Workbook. Her latest success was as winner of the New Zealand Rural Women's/MPI short story and photographic competition, which saw her in Parliament to accept her award. At present she's writing a second biography at the request of The Halcyon Press, and has a young adult novel under consideration for the Storylines Tessa Duder Award.