Marie Johnson-Ladson is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, of Free Verse, Poetry & Short Stories. She lives in the United States. Marie has been published in Agape Review, BenSpeaks, IWWG (International Women's Writing Guild) - Network Newsletters - "Our Stories, Ourselves: Narratives from Black Women In Africa and America February 2021," "Women Writing History in a Global Pandemic July 2021," and "IWWG Network Fall 2022" and The Teaneck Public Library Archives. Marie is also a Contributor to “POETRY in the TIME of CORONAVIRUS: The Anthology.” The poem “An Appreciation to all Service People due to Covid 19. Besides writing, she loves to listen to music and do photography. She also has a passion to find beauty and reality in the World.