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Dr. Marotta is active in the Oklahoma Writing community and belongs to Oklahoma Writers Federation and The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

Her current work in progress is a picture book based on the true-life relationship between artist George Rodrigue and his dog Tiffany.  The picture book introduces art therapy to help children express grief feelings about the death of a pet.

Here is the pitch: George is an artist with an eye for color who is inspired by the friendship of his dog Tiffany. When Tiffany dies, George believes he will never paint again.  Every day he faces a lonely blank canvas. Will George be able to restore color to his world without Tiffany? 

Return here to get updates about George & Tiffany!

Recent Awards and Recognition in Writing

MetroFamily Magazine

2016-2017 Expert Panelist

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. Contest

2016 Be a Horton 2nd Place Blog

2015 Drishti 1st Place Poetry, Unryhmed, Long