Marianne Mueller grew up in Roscoe, IL. She is a longtime community volunteer. Mueller's writing journey began 21 years ago where she started writing the Rockton Ramblings column in the Herald newspaper. From those beginnings, Mueller moved on to writing feature stories. Rockton Ramblings is Mueller's Facebook page. She also works full time as a caregiver. She lives in Machesney Park with her boyfriend and two cats.