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About Me

Marissa Rivera
- Marissa Rivera, Author -

I began my writing career when I was thirteen.  I took a notebook with me everywhere I went, jotting down different story plots and ideas.  I would constantly get yelled at in school.  My mom bought me a laptop when I was fifteen and it changed my life.  I posted my work up on Fanfiction and excelled.  It encouraged me to branch out to other topics.  And that's when I first began writing Scream

Marissa Rivera

I got married 2017 and since we've had three kids in six years.  It's been an adjustment, but it is everything I could want and more.  My husband is my best friend.  My kids are my troublemakers.  And though there are days where all I want to do is write, I do only have a limited amount with them being so small.  Luckily, I can do both.  I have a big family that helps me balance my time between building my career and having kids.  I get the best of both worlds. 

I began writing Scream and War in Heaven at the same time.  I was struggling with my faith and needed a way to work through it.   There is a saying that I've never liked 'Everything happens for a reason'.  So I created Scream as a way to understand that saying and wrote War in Heaven as a way to understand God. I'm glad to say with help, I've made peace with it.  If you notice, Scream and I both struggled with God.  I wanted nothing else for her character than to find her own peace.  

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