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Marjorie is author of When the Men Were Gone (Morrow/HarperCollins, Fall 2018), a novel based on the true story of a woman who coached football in Brownwood, Texas during World War II. She is also co-editor of SportsDay Bound (second edition, Abilene Christian University Press, Fall 2018), a collection of sports stories published by The Dallas Morning News.
Marjorie knew early on that she wanted to be a sportswriter. After several years at small newspapers, at age twenty-seven, she began working at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Two years later, she was a beat writer--working with veteran beat reporter David Moore--for the Dallas Cowboys. Marjorie later joined The Dallas Morning News sportswriting staff. Throughout her career, Marjorie covered college and professional sports, including the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks, as well as tennis and golf. She also covered the Super Bowl, Wimbledon, the NCAA men's basketball tournament, and several college bowl games.
Marjorie holds BS, MA, and MFA degrees. She says Arizona State University prepared her to be a sportswriter, the University of Texas at Arlington prepared her to be a university professor, and Southern New Hampshire University prepared her to be a novelist. She teaches Media Ethics at the University of North Texas.
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