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Interviewed on DC Public Library’s Podcast

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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 […]

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Last flight for On that one-way trip to Mars

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Sadly my first book, On that one-way trip to Mars, is now out of print. My publisher Bottlecap Press informed me that they sold the last backstock copy, so that’s a wrap on my voyage to Mars. On that one-way trip to Mars was published in May 2016 and was nominated for an Elgin Award in 2017. I […]

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Interviewed in Hyype Online

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Hyppe Online interviewed me about Crumb-sized. Kelsey May asked really great questions! I’m so glad to be featured on her site, which celebrates community, creativity, culture, and critical thinking. Strong is the perfect adjective to describe her voice and message. This collection exhales each line confidently. Read the interview here.