Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance journalist, writer, editor, book reviewer and author. She is currently seeking representation for her (unpublished) contemporary fantasy novel THE FORECAST. 

Marcie's news stories have been featured by The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Entrepreneur, among others. Bankrate syndicated her mortgage and banking stories to city newspapers for more than a decade. Her reporting has received four awards, three from the National Association of Real Estate Editors (NAREE) and one from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. She has written brand content for Discover, New York Life and PayPal, among many other financial services companies.

During a three-year break in her freelance career, Marcie was managing editor of Inman News, an online real estate news service. Two of her Inman stories were cited in U.S. Congressional hearings related to real estate industry matters.

Previously, Marcie was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine, a trade publication of the California Association of Realtors. She also worked in employee communications at California Federal Bank, and shareholder and technical communications at Tekelec, a pioneer in computer networking and telecommunications test systems.

Marcie is a former book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and contributor to Bookmarks magazine. She's a member of the National Book Critics Circle and Women’s Fiction Writers Association.

An accomplished public speaker, Marcie has participated in and moderated lively panel discussions at NAREE's annual journalism conference, Inman Connect and the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

Marcie earned her bachelor's degree in English at UCLA, master's degree in business administration (MBA) at Pepperdine University and certificate in corporate communications at Loyola Marymount University, also in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. She studied fiction writing at the UCLA Writers' Program.

A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Marcie currently lives in Ventura, Calif., a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara.

Partial freelance client list

Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
Writer's Digest
Bookmarks magazine

Real Estate / Mortgages
California Real Estate
Discover Home Equity
Inman News
Los Angeles Times
The Real Deal
The Washington Post
New Home Guide
New Home Source
New Home Source Professional
Professional Builder
Affordable Housing Finance
Apartment Finance Today
Multifamily Executive
JLL Real Views
Urban Land

Banking / Credit Cards
Bank of Hawaii
Credit Karma
Fulton Financial
Key Bank
PNC Bank
U.S. News & World Report

Anthem/Blue Cross
Dun & Bradstreet
Mercy Hospital



Office: (805) 535-4297
Cell: (310) 569-1244

Email: marcie (at)
Please do not send unsolicited press releases, story pitches, reports, surveys, source introductions, newsletters and other PR communications.

LinkedIn: Marcie Geffner