Author.  Illustrator.  Dreamer.

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

e. e. cummings

Someone once told me they wondered about my name, P. Marin.  So in case you wondered too... 

My name is Rachel.  P. Marin is the pen name I use when I write and draw.  I started using it after we brought our son-who I affectionately refer to as the Domestic Zookeeper-home from the hospital.  He's the real Marin.  That night, under the light of the moon, I studied his tiny fingers and toes.  I thought about the places he'd leave his footprints and finger prints in this world.  I thought about the lives he would touch and about the dreams he would follow.  I knew if he were to grow up and live a life beyond his wildest dreams, it would be helpful if someone led the way.  So after nearly three decades of giving up on my own dream, I picked up my pen.  I decided anything I created, I'd sign it "Prints Marin" (which I ​later shortened to "P. Marin") as a reminder that with every finger print and footprint we leave behind, we make a difference. 

Today you can find Marin's prints all over my heart.  As his world grows and his dreams take hold, I hope they'll find their way to your heart too. 

It's been a pleasure getting to know you and if there's ever anything you wonder, please ask.  I'm an open book, which as I see it, is the best kind of book we can be:)

P. Marin