Marina grew up in rural Ontario. Her curiosity, passion and desire to make a difference has taken her in many directions and to many parts of the globe. Her journey began studying theatre, music and visual arts and she went on to perform in various venues. She then studied at the University of Guelph, University of Windsor in the Creative Writing Program, University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto; B.A., M.A., B.Ed. She won the Board of Governor’s medal upon graduation for excellence in research and writing style. Marina worked for The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as a researcher, producer and writer. As a journalist she wrote for various print media and created on-line education programs. She then expanded her reach and taught liberal arts, visual arts and drama to a wide range of students in age and privilege, across Ontario, in Europe and a developing country. She does rehabilitation for dogs and horses and loves the outdoors. Marina loves to ride horses, motorcycles, a pair of skiis, a bicycle and her hiking boots. She plays golf and doesn’t miss a chance to swim in a freshwater summer lake. She is a lover of all the arts; paints, visits art galleries, reads voraciously, loves music and doesn’t miss a performance at the National Ballet of Canada. Marina has been penning stories from a very young age, and continues to document her journeys, observations and experiences in the form of novels; fiction and non-fiction. Her hope is to stimulate thoughts, feelings, conversations and ideas in others, and maybe facilitate positive change. Marina is very excited for you to read her words. Enjoy.
Marina L. Reed
Author, Artist, Speaker