Marsha was born in Los Angeles, California, and lived there for 50 years before retiring to Oregon. She is descended from Scots-Irish Appalachian coal miners, farmers and hardworking housewives, all with the gift of gab.
She now lives in Mount
Angel, Oregon, a Bavarian-inspired village, in the building which shouses the tallest glockenspiel
clock tower in the United States, carved last year by Marsha’s husband and a
team of six other carvers.
Marsha’s interests include the Crone
reclaiming movement, writer’s groups, and dog shows, and she volunteers with the environmental group Willamette Riverkeeper based in Portland, Oregon.