• I Illustrate and write! Interested in my writing? Check out my website: marshariti.com 

    Each portfolio image has text if you click on it. I also have full length picture book manuscripts upon request.


  • If you have been to my SCBWI Member Profile before now, you would have seen a very different portfolio. My portfolio is a barometer of my sense of self. The work was good then, but is was not who my true authentic self was then or is now.

    I am a product of the environment I grew up in: rural, wide open, wild and deep. I am who I am because of the prairie where I scraped my knees and dug my fingers in.

    The threshold between cut grass and an open field, that’s where you’ll find me. I jump fences, duck my head under barbed wire and ignore “DO NOT TRESPASS” signs. I need to be where the wild is.


    Mother to one future feminist leader, and compassion advocate.

    Wife to an amazing web developer.

    Daughter of working class mixed race parents.

    Native Texan and calls Austin, Texas home.

    BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin.

    Has illustrated 12 books with Simon & Schuster on the Critter Club series.

    Need thought-provoking illustrations? I’m your lady.

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