janna marlies maron

telling true stories without shame

janna marlies maron

the red boots & me


I write books to share my own personal story without shame. My books include: How to Manage Depression Without Drugs: 5 Games Plans that Helped Me Get My Life Back Sip, Don't Gulp: An Unpretentious Intro to Wine for Novices Claim Your Throne: How to Manage Your Online Content & Rule Your Corner of the Internet


You're looking for a place to submit your creative nonfiction writing for publication. You want to read a magazine that publishes true, personal stories alongside visual art. Look no further than Under the Gum Tree, a quarterly magazine that publishes true stories told without shame. Digital and print subscriptions available.


You write personal stories, but you're not sure what to call them. You've drafted a memoir or a collection of essays, and you're looking for a safe place to share them and get feedback. You're looking for a community of creative nonfiction writers. I offer six-week creative nonfiction writing workshops in Sacramento, CA & online.


More to the Story is a podcast all about creative nonfiction and telling true, personal stories. Season one has episodes, where I talk with writers about the creative nonfiction genre, the writing life, what it’s like to get so personal with the stories they share, and more. Listen, subscribe, and leave a review or comment. I'd love to hear from you.