Boston, Massachusetts, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, English Teacher|
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University, Vermont College, Pacific University|
|Genres||Children's literature, fantasy, LDS fiction|
She has a BA in Honors English from BYU, a Masters in Creative Writing from Vermont College and a Masters in English pedagogy from Pacific University. She worked as Managing Editor at Beyond Words Publishing, where she edited a number of best-selling titles. She has authored a number of books for children, articles in the Ensign and Friend LDS magazines, and teaches writing classes at Portland Community College.
She is the author of "The Water is Wide"  (2010, Deseret Book) which is based an ancestor; the central character emigrates to Utah though not joining the LDS church. In the "Enchanted Tunnels" children's books; "Pioneer Puzzle", "Escape From Egypt", "Journey To Jerusalem", and "Wandering In The Wilderness" (all 2010 by Deseret Book); she uses the names of her two children (Nathan and Aria) as the names of the protagonists. With Michelle Roehm McCann and David Hohn she wrote "Finding Fairies: Secrets for Attracting Little People from Around the World" (2004, Whitecap Books, Limited), and the "Girls Know Best" series (1999, three volumes, Beyond Words Publishing).
- "Deseret Book". The Enchanted Tunnels, Book 2: Escape from Egypt. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "BeyondWords". Finding Faries. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "The Mima Journals, Vol. 1: The Water is Wide". Deseret Book. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Fire and Ice Blog". Book Review: The Water is Wide by Marianne Monson. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "cynsations blog". New Voice: Marianne Monson on The Water is Wide. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
- "Amazon". Pioneer Puzzle. Retrieved 23 October 2011.