Marisca lives in Western Massachusetts, where she grew up exploring the woods and fields around her home. She started her career as a museum educator and spent time working with independent theatre and arts companies. She currently works with a Montessori school.
Marisca has received awards for her work, including the Anne Singer Memorial Award (2016, 2017), Louise Sproule Prize, and Robert P Sibley Prize. She is a recipient of the Naomi Kitay ’33 Fellowship in creative writing and the Graduate Fellowship in English & Joseph McGrath Bottkol Fellowship. 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. She is currently studying popular fiction in the Stonecoast MFA program.