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About Marie

Marie Chapian is the author of more than 30 books, translated into 17 languages, including Chinese and Arabic. Her books, teaching materials, art, fitness classes and coaching are inspired by a passionate love for God and His people.

Since the publication of her first book, City Psalms (Moody Press), Marie has received many awards including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the National Book Award. She was awarded the Cornerstone Book of the Year Award (twice), Campus Crusade for Christ awards, the coveted Gold Medallion Book Award, Silver Angel Awards for making "outstanding moral and social impact" in all branches of the media, a Pushcart nomination, an achievement award from the International Italian Women's Association, two Gold Book awards and s Bronze book award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

Marie has received the Distinguished International Leadership Award for Outstanding Service in Christian Leadership and Literature. She has also won two playwriting grants from the Los Angeles Theatre Center, an AAUW Achievement grant, a Milton Center grant, a New Letters writing award, a Spoon River Award and two San Diego Book awards for Best Book of the Year. Click Full List of Published Works and Awards. She holds a doctorate in Counseling and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and an Associated degree in Studio Arts. She is a professional certified PCC Christian life Coach. Marie's paintings are shown in galleries, art venues and included in the 2012 book, Art and Faith. Click The Art Gallery to view select works.


Academic Education

University of Minnesota, Metropolitan State University, BA, Vermont College, MFA, Art Student’s League, Mira Costa and Palomar Colleges, AA in Studio Art, UCSD, La Jolla University, MA, PhD in counseling. Undergraduate and post graduate work in biblical studies: Bethel and Logos Seminaries. Faculty as adjunct professor of creative writing at Mira Costa College, Oceanside, California. 

My work and my passion are one and the same; writing for You...

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