Marilyn Raff is the award-winning author of The Intuitive Gardener, plus the author of two other garden books, Shrub Roses: Paradise in Bloom, and Ornamental Grasses for Western Gardens. For a decade she wrote a garden column for The Villager newspaper. Her poetry has been published in over twenty literary magazines, and Finishing Line Press has published her two poetry chapbooks—In the Palm of  the Land, and Until Class Ends. With affection, Marilyn continues her passions of writing, baking, cooking, painting, decoupage, sewing, gardening and creating jewelry.