About the Author/ Illustrator


A Note from the Author

I like writing fast paced adventures, with lots of surprising twists and turns, and I use universal themes and symbols that ring true to the heart. My heroine's are strong women who overcome formidable obstacles. And although it's always a harrowing journey to a happy ending, they never resort to violence to resolve conflict. My goal is to leave readers with a deeper understanding of what it means to be a strong women, and to be inspired to believe that they too have the inner resources and guidance to help solve their own life challenges. My books are for kids of all ages, (including adults who have secretly never grown up.)

Marilyn Churchill studied at the University of Minnesota, and at Wheaton College, where she received her B.A. in Fine Arts. Following graduation, she illustrated children’s books and periodicals for Pioneer Girls, Wycliffe, Tyndale, and Crossway Publishers. Pursuing her interest in animation, she went on to pioneer the first computer animation department at Atari games; and to create and art direct titles for many well-known clients, including Walt Disney, DC Comics, CTW Muppets, Fisher-Price Toys, McGraw-Hill, and The Learning Company.

Today, Marilyn's Fine Art paintings are internationally distributed as prints, posters, and greeting cards. Most recently, she has created Mystic Heroine Adventures, a company producing inspirational books, and products.  She lives with her husband in central California, and spends most of her time dreaming up stories with happy endings.


More from the artist's Portfolio:

Digital Press Interview
Mystic Heroine YouTube Channel
Mystic Heroine Faceboook
M.Churchill Fine Arts Facebook
True Beauty Blog - for Women over 50