Marsha Diane Arnold wrote magazine articles before books, in a much-loved weekly column entitled “homegrown treasures.” The column was honoured three times with a California Newspaper Association’s Best Local Columnist award. She has been described as someone who "finds a universe in her backyard," which is what she aims to do with her picture books. Marsha enjoys sharing her love of stories in many ways, but most of all, reading to her granddaughter Gráinne.
She grew up on the Kansas prairies, lived in Northern California most of her life, and now, with her husband, calls Florida home.
When not creating imaginative worlds and wacky characters, Marsha enjoys travelling the world, scuba diving and snorkelling, hiking, creating beautiful gardens to surrounding her home, and, like her characters, always trying new things.