Marilyn Crosbie was born in Vancouver and raised in North Burnaby. She attended one year of university at SFU where she met and married Steve Millar, 1 science student. As a girl, Marilyn had studied classical piano through the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto. She and Steve moved to Sointula in 1970 where Steve fished commercially. He also did carpentry while Marilyn stayed at home to raise their four sons. In 1990, the family moved to Campbell River where Marilyn stayed for three years and studied computers and medical office courses. She and Steve divorced in 1992. Marilyn got a job in Courtenay working for medical doctors and moved to the Comox Valley where she married Michael Crosbie. She completed an Associate of Arts Degree at North Island College in 1999. Marilyn resumed working in the medical field as a medical transcriptionist. She belonged to the Comox Valley Writers' Society for several years, but took a hiatus to focus on writing Memories of Jack Pickup Flying Doctor of British Columbia.

[BCBW 2012]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Memories of Jack PIckup: Flying Doctor of British Columbia