Mharlyn has lived in NYC and London. She currently lives and writes in her hometown of Philadelphia, PA., where she roots for the Phillies, loves binge watching Forensic Files, singing Cowboy Rock and Country, and writing blog posts for the Free Library's Rare Books Department. As you read this Mharlyn is at work on her second novel, The Rachel Montoya Story.
Awards, Recognition and other stuff
As a Jazz vocalist, Mharlyn has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Jazz Performance and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship. She received a PBS Independent Producer’s award from WHYY in Philadelphia for the documentary short, “The Handwriting on the Wall,” a documentary short about graffiti art.
Mharlyn has sat on the Broadcast in the Arts judging panel for the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and served as a Judge for the first Philadelphia World Film Festival.
Her writing has appeared in The Philadelphia Daily News, The Village Voice, the FDU Anthology Gateways, PoetrySuperHighway.com and The Poet’s Republic (Scotland) among other publications.