ABOUT THE AUTHOR

   The Author is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a BA in Creative Writing and English, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She finished her Master's program at SNHU - English & Creative Writing with a Concentration in Non-Fiction - graduating with a GPA of-4.0 in 2020. She is a Member of the following honor societies: Sigma Tau Delta (National English Society), Alpha Sigma Lambda, Sigma Alpha Pi (Leadership and success), and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. 

     Marilyn will often go by Sassysnaps; a nickname formed by her maiden name-Sass. The author has had articles published in the yearly Nursing Magazine at South Shore Hospital. She is a "retired" RN (due to a rare immune disorder-CVID) limiting her to outside exposure. Her nursing career spanned over twenty-seven years; practicing as a visiting nurse for the past seventeen years.  

   Now that Mrs. Soper has finished her Master's degree, she is busy writing four separate Memoirs-My Mother's VoicesSo, You Couldn't Have a Baby...Get a Puppy!, And VNA Nurses...Can These Stories Really Be True? And her latest entitled The Killing Label - based on her late brother and is the work of her Thesis. She also tries to write a weekly blog. The author is a member of the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW) and American Writers & Artists Inc.  She has also written for The Odyssey.com. 

   The author moved to Conneticut to be closer to her husband's family as well as her Godchild and her family, she of course took her sweet cat, and their two German Shepherds and when she's not writing, she is playing catch in the backyard with her "kids," Chloe and Charlie.