Marnie Hare Bickle worked most of her career in music academia. Always a writer at heart, she has written poetry, songs, short stories and articles. She combined her interest in music and history to write Opera and the University of Toronto 1972-1996 and other articles to promote and showcase classical musicians. Native Born Son has been her longest project to date and she looks forward to finding new stories that need to be told. She teaches music in Port Hope Ontario where she lives with her husband and two cats.