Dee Marie is an award-winning novelist, journalist, and artist.
She currently lives in Upstate New York with her husband and three Labrador Retrievers.
Dee Marie has a vast knowledge of Arthurian Legends, with a reference library overflowing with books on British, Celtic, Roman, and Druid history.
Research for her Sons of Avalon series included a visit to Britain. She was privileged to walk within the inner circle of Stonehenge, embracing the Dancing Stones on the Salisbury Plain. While in Cornwall, she explored the moors surrounding Bodmin, and ambled about the ancient ruins of Tintagel.
Although not initially written as a novel for young adults ... youthful readers have embraced the first book in her series. Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy won two prestigious awards in the YA category: Teens Read Too: Gold Star Award for Excellence, and the 2008 ForeWord (magazine) Book of the Year Finalist: Young Adult Fiction.
Dee Marie is a former Managing Editor, and later Editor-in-Chief, of an internationally published computer graphic magazine.
Once writing began in earnest on her Arthurian saga, Dee Marie stepped down from her full-time position on the magazine. She worked as a contributing columnist for Renderosity, and is currently the Premier Writer for YURdigital.
In the digital art field she is best known for her candid interviews with industrial leaders, and has interviewed upper-management professionals from Microsoft to Pixomondo.
She also writes software reviews, as well as critiquing movies.
Dee Marie holds a BA in Art, with an emphasis in Photography.
Her award-winning photographs and images have graced the pages and covers of numerous magazines.
One of her photographs, Remembering 911, was recently purchased at a charity auction by Holly Carpenter (Political Aide to New York Senator Patty Ritchie).