Find out the reason that commands you to write;

see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart;

confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write.

— Rainer Maria Rilke


A wild wandering warrior writer woman

Marissa Byfield was raised in the lush woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Oregon State University, Marissa married her high school sweetheart and finished writing her fantasy novel, THE SOFT FALL, inspired by her love of ancient Roman mythology and wolves.

Marissa is a bookseller and the newsletter editor at Grass Roots Books & Music, Oregon’s second oldest independent bookstore. When not writing or reading, you’ll find her listening to indie records, musing over tarot by full moonlight, adventuring in the wild, and fighting hate with love. She lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her husband.

You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.


With my muse, Diana the Huntress, in Rome.


Inside the Pantheon.


Visiting the Granite wolf pack in Yellowstone.



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