About Marianne Kuzujanakis
The most delightful roads are often unpredictable. Growing up in the Midwest, Marianne now resides in New England. She is proudly multicultural, with a life influenced by immigrant parents, siblings, and spouse. She practiced for many years as a pediatrician, and holds a master’s degree in public health through Harvard. When she became a parent, homeschooling her son from kindergarten to college seemed a perfect challenge. Marianne advocates and publishes on medical misdiagnosis and the social-emotional needs in the gifted and talented. She also writes picture books and middle grade novels. She is a member of SCBWI and 12X12. She won the 2017 NE-SCBWI Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Critique Scholarship for pre-published authors, and was also a finalist in the 2016 Susan P. Bloom Children’s Discovery Award through PEN/New England. Marianne’s synesthesia and relationship with color are constant companions and influences. Her left-handedness – a gift. When not writing, she is likely spending time with family, or reading, or sitting and thinking and ultimately dreaming at the edge of her wetlands watching herons build their nests.
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