A Note from the Author
I loved reading classic fairytales and fantasy adventures when I was young. To me, these books were magic carpet rides, and the illustrated pages were doorways into other worlds. They sparked my imagination, shaped my ideas about life, and helped me figure out the kind of person I wanted to be.
I always enjoyed inventing my own stories too. And now, my books are not unlike the ones that inspired me as a child. They're fast paced adventures, with lots of surprising twists and turns. And I use universal themes and symbols that still ring true to the modern ear. 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:
|Chest Body Length Front|
X-Small 23" 19"
Small 25" 20"
|Medium 27" 21"|
|Large 30" 23"|
|X-Large 33" 25"|