WRITER, EDITOR, PUBLISHER, TEACHER, COACH
A pioneer in online publishing and champion for women writers...
Marcelle has worked with hundreds of writers as a teacher, coach, editor and publisher. A pioneer in online publishing, and champion for women writers, she was the owner, editor and publisher of Brain Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers, a highly respected literary magazine, often referred to as The New Yorker for Mothers. Marcelle grew the magazine's international subscriber base, newsstand distribution, and brand with more than 240,000 online fans and 400,000 monthly website visitors.
In 2015, Marcelle founded Brain Teen: The Magazine for Thinking Parents, another award-winning publication noted in the New York Times. In 2019, Brain Child and Brain Teen merged with Creative Nonfiction Foundation under the direction of Lee Gutkind. Marcelle serves on the editorial advisory board at Creative Nonfiction Magazine.
A sought after speaker, Marcelle has lectured at numerous schools districts, universities and conferences including the United Nations, New York University, Emerson, American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), Muse & The Marketplace, and the Highlights Foundation.
She is the author of An Iridescent Life: Essays on Motherhood (2012) and co-editor of This is Childhood (2016). Her essays have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience, New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Rumpus, The Manifestation, Eating Well, Literary Mama, Salon and The Story on NPR. A poet by training, Marcelle is also the author of The Body That Wants.
A former host of Carousel, a 22-year running interview-style cable TV show. Marcelle's writing and business career includes senior executive positions with research/publishing companies including Gale-Cengage, HighBeam, Office.com, Really Strategies, Bureau of Electronic Publishing and The Tribune Company.
Marcelle has an MFA from New York University and a BA in Creative Studies from Hofstra University. Marcelle is the mother of five children and lives in Wilton, Connecticut with her husband Eric. She is currently at work on her memoir Born Guilty and She Who Heals: The Rise of Women Healers in America.