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.
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