Marianne Petit is a past President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
Her love of writing stems back to high school. She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and historical romances. At the age of fifteen, she wrote a short story for children, as well as numerous works of poetry.
Her love of history stems from her father, whose love of American history greatly influenced her writing interests.
She is a past President of the Melville Lions club, a service organization that raises money for the less fortunate - especially the sight and hearing impaired.
Newsday and several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit and she was interviewed on TV for her time travel, A Find Through Time.
She has two sons, and four grandchildren.
She loves to ski, raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the theater.
Marianne lives on Long Island and is happily married for 39 years.