Marilyn Peake is the author of both adult and children’s literature. She has also edited and compiled two extraordnary books for writers: "TINSEL WILDERNESS: Lessons in Survival as a Professional Creative Person in Hollywood and Other Extreme Climates" by Hollywood Writer-Producer-Director John Klawitter and "From Hollywood Experts and Published Authors: Words of Wisdom for Starving Artists".
Marilyn’s short stories have appeared in four anthologies published by Double Dragon Publishing: "Illuminated Manuscripts", "Twisted Tails: An Anthology to Surprise and Delight", "Twisted Tails II: Time on our Hands- -Volume 1", and "Twisted Tails II: Out of Time- -Volume 2". "Coyote Crossing" and "Cannon Fodder: Operation Horse Whisperer", Marilyn’s short stories published by Double Dragon Publishing with their own book covers, are listed among the "Fictionwise Recommendations".
Marilyn’s trilogy of children’s fantasy adventure novels- -"The Fisherman’s Son", "The City of the Golden Sun", and "Return of the Golden Age"- -have received glowing reviews. "The Fisherman’s Son" Audio Book- -produced by a professional audio production company, read by the voice actor, Andrew Dollar- -was named a Finalist in the 2006 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.
"Twisted Tails: An Anthology to Surprise and Delight" is a Winner of the 2006 Dream Realm Awards. "Twisted Tails: An Anthology to Surprise and Delight" and "Coyote Crossing" were voted TOP TEN Finishers in the 2006 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. Marilyn’s article entitled "Tips for Writers: How Did Twisted Tails Become a Best-seller within Days of Publication?" was voted a TOP TEN Finisher in the "Nonfiction Articles" Category of the 2006 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll.
"From Hollywood Experts and Published Authors: Words of Wisdom for Starving Artists" is based on articles from Marilyn’s free online newsletter, "The Golden Goblet", and includes additional articles written by the same authors. The Midwest Book Review includes this book on its Writer’s Bookshelf and states in their review: "Useful, practical, and an easy read, ’From Hollywood Experts And Published Authors’ is strongly recommended for anyone aspiring to a career as a professional writer regardless of genre or media."
Marilyn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. Before becoming a writer, she worked as both a Social Worker and Staff Psychologist. Her Masters Thesis research was presented at an annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.