Founder and Editorial Manager
Mari is a nationally and internationally renowned motivational speaker and award-winning author. Her works include Take Heart: 26 Steps to a Healthy Home School
, Connect the D.O.T.S.
and most recently, her third book, RISE UP! Poems of Protest, Poems of Praise
. In 2018, she received a prestigious United Arts Professional Development Literary Grant for her upcoming novel, The Secret of Faith
, to be published in 2023.
Mari began Faith Journey Publishing to help writers transform a lifetime of difficulties, challenges, risks, surprises and joys into books inspiring readers of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. An editor and writing coach with twenty-five-years’ experience, she conducts your manuscript through the first leg of its journey, refining it into gold.
In her limited free time, Mari enjoys spending time with her adult children, and pursuing her passion for jewelry design and song writing, and finding clever ways to train her untrainable dog, Ducky.