Marion Passey was raised in the mountains of California, where everyone lived in a log cabin (and without doubt still do). She attended a one-room country school and was taught by her mother. She remembers writing poes during her early years while sitting on the trunk of a felled tree near her home.
Later, she attended a three teacher, three building high school before moving to San Bernadino, CA. She graduated from Redlands University with teaching credentials and completed additional studies at Brigham Young University.
When her four children were small, she entered and won numerous contests including contests for last lines, twenty-five word statements, slogans, etc. The sponsors awarded her three cars, a trip to Hawai'i, bicycles, watches, vacuums, even a clothes dryer that played the song, "How Dry I Am." As a result of her success, she had opportunities to speak at national conventions.
With the exception of writing for contests, Marion's writing was eclipsed by the demands of her employment. She has worked in insurance, annuities, and art programs, until she found the time to write again.
A few years ago Marion became aware of the need for more LDS-oriented children's books, especially for new readers or children too young to read. She wanted to fill that void with books that were clean and fun — books that children would enjoy reading. She accomplished this goal by creating the My Tiny Book series of children's board books.
Marrion passed away in December, 2009. She will be missed.