After a careful criminal background check with local law-enforcement (you can’t be too careful these days), we have determined that Marsha is indeed not a criminal, but rather the newest M* permablogger.
From her personal web site:
Marsha Ward was born in the sleepy little town of Phoenix, Arizona, and grew up with chickens, citrus trees, and lots of room to roam. An avowed “tomboy,” Marsha began telling stories at a very early age, regaling her neighborhood chums with her tales over homemade sugar cookies. Visits to her cousins on their ranch and listening to her father’s stories of homesteading in Old Mexico and in the Tucson area reinforced Marsha’s love of 19th Century Western history.
After fifty+ years in the city, Marsha now makes her home in a tiny hamlet under Central Arizona’s magnificent Mogollon Rim. When she is not writing, she loves to spoil her grandchildren, travel, give talks, meet readers, and sign books.
Homemade sugar cookies will be passed out in the foyer immediately following the seminar on “How not to break a window with a flashlight“.