Marcie Geffner is an award-winning freelance writer, journalist, editor, author and book reviewer. 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 others.

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.

A former nonfiction book reviewer for Publishers Weekly and contributor to Bookmarks magazine, Marcie currently reviews fiction for Kirkus Reviews. 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. Her novel-in-progress is a 115,000-word contemporary fantasy with climate fiction elements.

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.