Marie McStocker-Hulme is a lecturer in English at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She received a B.A. in English from Smith College, an M.A. in British and American Literature from New York University, an M.A. in Teaching from Sacred Heart University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Fairfield University. Previous to her life as an academic, she worked as a journalist for ABC News in London, in addition to various stints as a waitress, shopgirl, high school English teacher, corporate event planner and (her favorite) stay-at-home mom (to her now grown-up children).
Her non-fiction vignettes, Love Letters to London , are about her time living there as a young woman. She is working on her first novel, partially set in one of her favorite places in all the world: Dingle, Ireland (Venice, Italy and Cape Cod, Massachusetts also appear on her favorite places list).
Marie is an award-winning creative writer of fiction and memoir. She dabbles in watercolor and oil painting. She aspires to be better at yoga.You can also find her @mariemchulme on twitter and instagram.
She and her British journalist husband live in a small town in Connecticut with their two children and a rambunctious golden retriever with her own Instagram hashtag (#MyGoldenMaddie!).
Marie is the biggest fan of Phil the white peacock who lives on the grounds of St. John the Divine Church in New York City. She has a thing for peacocks in general but white ones in particular ( http://www.loveletterstolondon.com/bishops-park/). She tries to visit Phil often and, when she does, he usually puts on a bit of a show. He graciously lent his image to this "About" page. He thought it was going to be about him not Marie.