About Me

I’m Marrill (she\her). I’m an Illinois native with a love for house plants and very little skill at keeping them alive.

I’ve always been a reader, with a soft spot for fantasy. I especially love novels with LGBTQ characters, misfit teams, and excellent world building. Bonus points if it has a gorgeous cover and a synopsis on the back instead of blurbs. I read mostly young adult, but I’m currently trying to expand my shelf to adult SFF literature; recommendations are always appreciated!

I have a passion for writing craft and editing. I love the feeling I get when I help a fellow writer develop and realize their vision for a story. I have a more left-brained, analytical mind, and I find I really enjoy breaking stories down and figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

I’m currently getting my Editing and Publishing Certificate from UCLA so I can be a freelance developmental editor! I’m incredibly excited to get my certificate in a few years, and in the meantime it means that I’m doing my developmental work for free.

I want to be an affordable editor with a focus on diverse fantasy. I have a page dedicated to my editing services, which can be found here. Along with this, I’m in the process of getting my copyediting certification from Writer’s Digest.

I’m also a passionate writer! I hate drafting, but as I said in the aforementioned paragraph, I do love the editing process. And the prep – pintrest boards, world building, plotting – all of that makes me so happy. I hope to have books both traditionally published and self-published in the future.

My favorite shows include Anne with an E, She-Ra, Avatar: The Last Airbender, andThe Good Place. As for movies, Jurassic Park and The Mummy are two that I could rewatch everyday (I have a type, clearly).

My music playlist has Hozier, The Unlikely Candidates, Bad Suns, Two Door Cinema, AJR, Imagine Dragons, The Score, and many others I’m sure I’ve forgotten. I’m also a big fan of mashups on youtube.

I enjoy engaging in thoughtful, respectful discussion and seeing different points of view. Don’t hesitate to engage, even if you disagree! And if you have any questions or need to contact me, you can do so via any of my socials or my email: marrillcollins@gmail.com.

To be very clear, if you are racist, sexist, xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, or anti-semitic, I don’t want you supporting my work. And to be blunt, I believe you are a horrible human being. Kindly fuck off.

My Work

My short story, Daisies for Solstice, was published in The Equinox Box in the summer of 2020.