Writer, artist, and connection expert, Marianne Richmond has touched the lives of millions over the past decade through her publishing company, Marianne Richmond Studios, Inc. Her uplifting creations are sold nationwide Ã¢â‚¬â€ from corner gift shops and bookstores to mass merchants and department stores. Since her start in 1991 with just 20 greeting cards, she has become a recognized creator of numerous books, hundreds of cards and bright, colorful giftware. Her goal that ties it all together? Ã¢â‚¬Å“To help people convey their feelings and connect with those who mean the most to them,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Marianne. What makes Marianne unique are her abilities as both writer and artist. When asked where her ideas come from, she says, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I always ask God what message He wants me to put out there. I also try to be in tune with peopleÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s life circumstances. What can I create to help make life a little more memorable, special or more fun?Ã¢â‚¬Â Marianne lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband, four kids, and their beloved Border Collie, Clay.