When Jenny Cavallero, a D.C.-based comedian, writer, filmmaker, actor, and disabled person, approached me about being interviewed for DCPL’s Access This podcast, I was excited and in awe. Sometimes, the imposter syndrome voice grows louder in my head. Sometimes, I’m able to shush her and remind myself, hey, Marlena, you’ve published books, you’ve been writing […]
It’s an honor to be profiled in my alma mater’s alumni magazine Terp. Reporter Sala Levin interviewed me about why I write, the story behind Crumb-sized’s title, my hope for the book, and more. Like she wrote in the article, I really do hope that my creative writing will reach others who deal with chronic pain. Chronic […]
My book, On that one-way trip to Mars, is now available on Amazon! Bottlecap Press, my publisher, has added several of its books to its Amazon page. You can also always buy books from them directly. Remember to leave a review!
My first book of poetry, “On that one-way trip to Mars,” is being published by Bottlecap Press! The collection will be launched on May 6, but you can pre-order starting April 22. You can purchase a copy on Bottlecap’s online store. These poems travel the solar system, describe my skeletal dysplasia, what it would be like to float […]