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Mazzer (aka Marissa) holds an MFA in fiction writing from George Mason University. She lives in the DC area and runs a monthly writing workshop called Mason Alum Writers. She is a reader for Narratively.

Her fiction is largely setting-driven. Her thesis, Space to Settle, is a collection of inter-connected short stories that explore a planned community in Virginia. Her first novel, Water Closing In, is set in the coastal Maryland area and explores the dual viewpoints of a mother and son grappling with hard truths. 

She has accidentally become a teacher and an essayist as well.

In her free time, she has dance parties with tiny humans and rides her bike around suburbia looking for shortcuts and good hiding places.