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. She 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 and literature.
Over the intervening years, Marsha became an award-winning poet, freelance writer, journalist, editor, and novelist, with over 900 pieces of published work, including her acclaimed novel series, The Owen Family Saga, and other works of fiction. She publishes primarily with WestWard Books. Her novels, novellas, collections, and short stories are available for purchase at Amazon, Kobo Books, and the other major online retailers.
After fifty+ years in the city, Marsha now makes her home in a small town beneath Central Arizona’s inspiring Mogollon Rim. When she is not writing, she loves to travel, give talks, meet readers, and sign books.
She founded American Night Writers Association, Inc. (also known as ANWA).
Creative writing teacher at Irving School,
Taught newspaper writing at Carmel Charter School,
Works with other writers as a mentor, creative consultant, editor, workshop presenter, lecturer, contest judge, coach, and writing teacher
American Night Writers Association, Inc. (ANWA);
Arizona Professional Writers, Rim Country Chapter;
Western Writers of America, Inc.;
Women Writing the West