A 'preacher's kid,' Marie lived in several states from Florida to the great northwest.
As one of those individuals blessed with unusual skills, she owned and operated a commercial art studio, served as graphic designer and make-up artist for various TV ministries, and has published poems and short stories. Recently, Marie wrote and published Glades Boy, A Historical Christian Novel, and, with her father, Reverend E. E. COleman, she co-authored a Biblical novel, Onesimus, The Runaway Slave.
Marie is an ordained minister, specializing in Chalk-talk Evangelism and also sees her writing as another mthod of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
She and her husband, Reverend Gene Smith, retired from their pastorate in January 2008, and now enjoy retirement in Southport, Florida.