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Marianne LaValle-Vincent

Marianne LaValle-Vincent is a native of Syracuse, New York, and has been writing for many years. She has won numerous literary contests and has achieved publication in such magazines as "Italiana Americana", "The Birmingham Review", "Poetry Motel" "Falling Star", "3 Cup Morning" and other special publications through SUNY. Her credits and awards also infiltrate the Internet on such web sites as "Real Eight View", "Ascent", "Underground Window", "Dance With Words", and "Writers on Line". Her first collection of poetry entitled "American Lie" is available in bookstores throughout the country. "Coverings" (a chapbook) is now available through Foothills Publishing. Marianne's second full-length poetry collection "313's Child" will be available in spring, 2005.

Besides poetry, many of her short stories have been published-most recently "Understanding Dad" in Chicken Soup For the Soul--Fathers and Daughters edition. Marianne has recently been awarded a grant through Hill House Writers in Nashville, TN., and is invited frequently to lecture at local universities and libraries. She also acts as an assistant editor for The Rose & Thorn E-zine. A first generation Italian-American, Marianne is an administrative RN who focuses on Marketing for a large medical imaging corporation. She still lives in Syracuse with her husband Tim, and 13 year-old daughter, Jess.

Her greatest pleasure, after writing, is cooking for family and friends.

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