About Marcie Geffner

Marcie Geffner is an award-winning independent journalist, website content writer, book reviewer and fiction/nonfiction/memoir editor in Ventura, Calif. In the last decade alone, Marcie has written more than one thousand published stories about residential and commercial real estate, banking, credit cards, computer security, health insurance and small business, among other subjects.


Editors describe Marcie as “detail-driven,” “conscientious,” “smart,” “a wonderful writer,” “a delight to work with” and “incredibly versatile.” Her reporting has been lauded as “rock solid,” “spot-on relevant,” “informative,” “engaging,” “interesting,” “nuanced” and “of highest quality.”

Marcie is fluent in Fed-speak and has attended news conferences with former HUD Secretary Shawn Donovan and real estate developer, now U.S. President Donald Trump. She has interviewed U.S. Rep. Sonny Bono, former Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo Mozilo and thousands of Realtors, mortgage lenders, financial planners, economists and bank executives.

Marcie's articles have been cited in seven published nonfiction books and two U.S. Congressional hearings.

An avid reader, Marcie has contributed more than 30 nonfiction book reviews to Publishers Weekly. She is currently a genre fiction reviewer for Kirkus and a member of the National Book Critics Circle.


Prior to her freelance career, Marcie was senior editor of California Real Estate magazine. Later, she became managing editor of Inman.com, an independent real estate news website. During her three years at the helm, Inman News was known for breaking news and service journalism. Marcie also has prior employment experience in technical writing and corporate communications at Tekelec, Inc., and employee communications at California Federal Bank.


Marcie earned a bachelor’s degree in English (magna cum laude) at UCLA and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. At UCLA, she became a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.


A second-generation native of Los Angeles, Marcie relocated in 2015 to Ventura, California, a beach town between Malibu and Santa Barbara where she owns a split-level hillside home.