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Meet Marcy

Marcy is the wife of an artist and the mother of four, but she’s also tossed pizzas for a pizzeria, acted and sang in a musical, advocated for families with special needs, made appearances in a few movies, and mimed with balloon animals at the Halifax Busker Festival. She does her best writing on retreats with a nearby hot-tub, in any castle, within view of the sea, or in her cozy home in the Black Forest of Germany. Marcy loves the smiles and giggles of kids who see themselves in her pages and the tearful nods of adults who realize they’re not alone by her words.

Without Marcy Pusey my stories/words wouldn't have had come to life as they have and I would still be struggling with the fear of writing for kids. Marcy is kind, direct, helpful, creative, intuitive, and fair. With her tireless patience, she is forever inspiring me to create my words as an experience. Thank you Marcy for being on my team. You are a gem! And thank you for helping me fulfill a childhood dream of writing kids picture books.
Wendy Van de Poll
Author of The Adventures of Ms. Addie Pants Series
Working with Marcy was a DREAM! I honestly, don't know what I would've done without her! Not only is she a skilled editor, she is incredibly thoughtful as a coach and mentor. She truly takes pleasure in helping others dreams of being published come true. Marcy, how grateful I am to have found YOU!
Kristin Dooley
Author of Tee Time with Daddy
I absolutely loved working with Marcy. She is so kind, thoughtful and patient! I was quite nervous going into self-publishing, which I knew nothing about, but she gently walked me through it every step of the way. She also responded promptly and thoroughly to all my emails. I highly recommend Marcy!
I couldn't have finished the whole book publishing process without Marcy's help! She is a great resource and a wealth of information. I had her assistance in critiquing my final draft as well as a bit of formatting. She also knows some terrific people who helped put the final touches on my book. Don't hesitate to enlist Marcy's help!
Allyson Kearns
Author of Olive and Pink
Marcy Pusey went above and beyond to help our book reach it's absolute highest potential. She was very thorough and detailed, and she answered our questions with patience and care. She helped us see our manuscript from a perspective that made it even better than we had hoped, and her insight and professional experience really resonated with our story. We appreciated all the edits she suggested as each and every one enhanced our story and deepened our characters. We highly recommend Marcy Pusey for any editing or coaching services and will be using her for our future books as well.
Shearin and John Lee
The Adventures of Joy Sun Bear: The Blue Amber of Sumatra
Marcy helped me with editing my middle-grade chapter book, "The Case of False Blame." Marcy was very professional with her suggestions and corrections. She understands not only editing, but also what kids can handle at what age. Which words to use to keep them comfortable as well as which words to use to expand their vocabulary. I would recommend Marcy to anyone who writes for children of any age as she is a great partner for your manuscript.
Otakara K
The Case of False Blame

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