My Pen Name is Marie Drake because my maiden name is Drake, and my mom calls me Marie.
My early love of drawing combined with my addiction to crochet lead to my designing crochet patterns.
My first love has always been my family and children. I ran a home daycare for many years, and then my husband and I dedicated ourselves to being foster parents; we fostered 15 children.
I am an advocate for abuse victims, children and families, and homeless animals.