Marisca lives in Western Massachusetts, where she grew up exploring the woods and fields around her home. She started her career re-enacting and went on to teach history and the arts, spending time in theatre before settling down to teach at a Montessori school.
Marisca has received recognition for her work including the Anne Singer Memorial Award (2016, 2017), Louise Sproule Prize (2016), and Robert P Sibley Prize (2016). She is a recipient of the Naomi Kitay ’33 Fellowship in creative writing (2019) and the Graduate Fellowship in English & Joseph McGrath Bottkol Fellowship (2019). She presented at the First Annual English Department Student Conference at Mount Holyoke College in March, 2019 and was the recipient of a sponsored membership with the International Women’s Writing Guild in 2018.
She began writing in high school, embarking on her first five-book project and crafting languages for her worlds. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, she has expanded her writing across several genres and styles. She is currently studying popular fiction in the Stonecoast MFA program.