For eleven swim seasons, you could find Swim Mom Marianne Sciucco at one of many varsity swim meets, cheering for her daughter Allison and her teammates. All those long hours sitting on cold, metal bleachers inspired her to write Swim Season, a young adult novel about the new girl on the team who challenges a longstanding school record.
Sciucco is not a nurse who writes but a writer who happens to be a nurse. A lover of words and books, she dreamed of becoming an author when she grew up but became a nurse to avoid poverty. She later brought her two passions together and writes about the intricate lives of people struggling with health and family issues.
Her debut novel Blue Hydrangeas, an Alzheimer’s love story, is a Kindle bestseller; IndieReader Approved; a BookWorks featured book; and a Library Journal Self-e Selection. She also has three short stories available on Kindle, Ino's Love, Collection, and Birthday Party.
A native Bostonian, Marianne lives in New York’s Hudson Valley, and when not writing works as a campus nurse at a community college. She enjoys books, the beach, and craft beer, preferably all at the same time.