Marisa Walz writes (and voraciously consumes) psychological thrillers. Disturbing story lines, addicting characters, and unhappy endings (at least on her Kindle) make her happy.

Marisa was a news reporter and opinion columnist for Northern Illinois University's Northern Star, as well as a member of FORUM magazine's editorial working group. For several years she wrote the snarky content behind the Knoodles humor blog.

Marisa lives, works, and plays in Chicago. She and her husband have a young son, who was the inspiration to finally write her first novel.