Marilyn Sue Shank, a proud West Virginian, earned her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Kansas where she majored in
learning disabilities and behavior disorders and minored in counseling psychology and families with disabilities. She has taught general
and special education at elementary, secondary, and college levels.
Marilyn has published in professional journals and co-authored the first four editions of Exceptional Lives: Special Education in Today's Schools. Child of the Mountains is her first work of fiction. She lives in West Virginia with her three rescued dogs.
Marilyn is represented by Christine Witthohn at Book Cents Literary Agency.