Mari LaRoche is an emerging fantasy and paranormal author who has been making up stories since she could talk.

​Her early stories have been featured in anthologies such as Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice, Seven Deadly Sins: Lust, and Secrets in Our Cities. “Secrets and Gold” has been republished in two textbooks currently in use at local community colleges.

​She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs. Mari graduated from Johns Hopkins University with her MA in Writing (with a concentration in Fiction) in May 2023 and is currently working on her PhD in Creative Writing at York St. John University. When not teaching college level English at local community colleges, she also presents workshops to students on the challenges and rewards of creative writing.

​When not found with a book or laptop in her hands, Mari loves to spend time playing video games with her boyfriend, playing with their five cats, and collecting tattoos (mostly of the feline variety).