MARIE CARTER is a writer, editor, writing teacher, and tour guide.
Her first book, The Trapeze Diaries , based on her experiences of learning trapeze, was published by Hanging Loose Press. Her novel Holly's Hurricane will be published in September 2018.

Her work has been published in Hanging Loose , The Brooklyn Rail , Spectacle , Turntablebluelight , and Yogacitynyc, among others and in the anthologies The Best Creative Nonfiction (W. W. Norton, 2007) and Voices of Multiple Sclerosis (LaChance, 2009). She has also been awarded and attended a residency at the MacDowell Colony. 

Marie currently teaches Memoir and Creative Writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop
Fascinated by New York City's macabre and little-known histories in her writing and life, she decided to further her interest by becoming a licensed tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead . She created and guides the "Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria" tour and also leads other tours in Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights, and Roosevelt Island. She also lectures on various aspects of New York City's history on a regular basis at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.
In 2000, Marie moved to New York City where she became an editor at Hanging Loose Press , one of the oldest independent publishers in the United States who has published poetry by Sherman Alexie, Ha Jin, Kimiko Hahn, Hettie Jones, and Eula Biss, among others. She is the editor of Word Jig: New Fiction from Scotland (Hanging Loose, 2003) and co-editor of Voices of the City (Hanging Loose Press, 2004). 
She ran the "Planehopping: Scottish Writers in New York" readings series at the New York Public Library. Writers such as Jen Hadfield, Louise Welsh, Suhayl Saadi, Linda Cracknell, Maggie Graham and Zoe Strachan read in the series.
Marie graduated from Edinburgh University with an MA in English Literature. 

Why Self-Publish?
Author photo by Colin A. R. Pearce
Contact Marie Here: mariewritesandedits@gmail.com