H.M. 'Marie' Gautsch (1986-Present) was born in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. She grew up in Wisconsin her whole life and still resides in Wisconsin. Marie committed nine years (2005-Present) with the United States Armed Forces with one full tour supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom where she was based in Taji, Iraq. She has an Associate's degree in Culinary Management and continues school for her writing career. Marie's book, 'Evolution of Oneself: My Poetic Memoir, ' is her first published book and is in the works of her second poetry book, 'Underground Poetry' and her first novel, 'Psychological Demons'. You can find more info about Marie on her blog.