Marie Sutro was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, which serves as the setting for her new novel, Dark Associations.  As soon as she learned to read, she developed an insatiable appetite for books.  With each new story, Marie became more fascinated with the transformative power of words.  The magic she discovered in those printed pages sparked an ardent desire to write stories, which continues to this day. 

Dedicated to her craft, she spent years honing her skills.  Over the last several years, the process reached its pinnacle with the help of New York Times Best-Selling Author, Steve Alten.  

Marie remains committed to sharing the knowledge that has brought so much joy to her life.  She volunteers with California Library Literacy Serviceshelping adults improve their reading and writing skills.  Marie is also a member of the acclaimed mystery writers organization, Sisters in Crime.  

Dark Associations, was released on January 10, 2017, and made the Amazon Best-Seller list.  In April of 2018, Marie was awarded the IBPA Ben Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice in Fiction.  The story is inspired by family history - her great-grandfather, grandfather and father, all having served in the San Francisco Police Department. 

Marie resides in Northern California with her husband.  They live under the loving reign of three well-loved cats who specialize in pioneering inventive ways to energize the home office environment.




Marie speaks on a variety of topics (including the creative, technical and business elements of writing) at seminars, symposiums, and festivals.  She loves chatting with readers, and is available to talk to book clubs, writing groups, community groups, etc.  She is also available for book signings and other special events.

If interested, please enter a brief description of your request on the contact page.