Marisa Deshaies can be summed up in one simple phrase: her life is a way with words. A lover of stories since before she can remember, Marisa cannot imagine life without books. She is a professional editor and book reviewer with too many books on her hands but never enough to keep her satisfied. Her favorite genres to read and review are contemporary and historical inspirational fiction, romance, and literature. However, Marisa always is searching for new authors and genres because the power of a story can never be reserved to one category.

Marisa holds an M.A. in professional writing from New England College, but her heart belongs to the University of Delaware, where she graduated with a B.A. in English, concentration in professional writing. She is an editor for WhiteFire Publishing and Castle Gate Press, and a book reviewer for Straight Off the Page and the Christian Bookseller’s Association. Marisa is a member of the ACFW, for which she serves as a judge for the First Impressions and Carol Award contests.

Please see her website, A Way With Words, for a variety of editing and writing services.