Author Marissa Bader
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Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here. My name is Marissa Bader and I’m an author and mom who also holds a master of arts degree in marriage and family therapy. In addition to having served as the Twins Editor and mental health writer at Lucie’s List for several years, I’ve written for a variety of publications including Psychology Today, Twiniversity.com, HuffPost Parents and MN Parent, to name a few.
My debut children’s book, The Only Me, is about a set of fraternal twins, Stella and Paige, and Stella’s quest to be seen as her own person. It was inspired by my own three daughters — a set of twins and a singleton. I love witnessing their unique personalities and interests blossom! The Only Me was named one of the top 100 indie children’s books of 2022 by Kirkus Magazine.
My second children’s book, Stella’s Brave Voice, follows the same lovable twins, Stella and Paige, and is about Stella learning to find her voice and speak up for herself.
When not working on my children’s books, you can likely find me reading, writing for fun (yes, I do that!), spending time in nature, or having dance parties with my incredibly energetic daughters and husband!
The Shared Journey — Why I Write
Writing – and connecting with others through the written word – is truly my life-force; it is how I attribute meaning to and make sense of the world. We all have a narrative, and I am passionate about sharing mine in an effort to bridge the gaps between people, expose our similarities, and increase acceptance of one another. I call this “the shared journey.”
This notion of “the shared journey” has always been the inspiration behind the topics I choose to write about, both personally (blog) and professionally. Through my words, I aim to illustrate that despite any differences we may have, we’re all in this life together — a shared journey, if you will.
I would be ever so grateful if you would join me on this collaborative adventure by reading my work and sharing any of your own thoughts and stories with me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!