About Victoria Marie Lees

Victoria Marie Lees publishes Middle Grade fiction and non-fiction in national magazines. She facilitates writing workshops at area libraries and assisted living facilities. And she loves to hug trees–regularly!

Victoria loves trees!
Tree-hugging is hereditary.
My kids have it now!

She has a personal essay included in the anthology Easy to Love But Hard to Raise, about raising special needs children, and is published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She’s won second place in a poetry contest and honorable mention in another.

Victoria Marie graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing concentration in 2009. She had fiction published at UPenn and as editor of her community college’s newspaper transformed it into an award-winning paper, with a personal award for news writing.

In addition to writing short stories and poetry, Victoria Marie has recounted her college experiences as a mother of five, the trials, the heartache, and the humor. The manuscript is in final revisions.

Our "new" camper
We started with a patched-up tent trailer and a beat-up station wagon.

Victoria Marie has been camping with her children for over twenty years. She and her husband started when their son, the third child of five, was a baby. They progressed from second hand equipment and short trips, to a new pop-up trailer and cross-country, month-long expeditions. Her camping experiences are the fodder for her Middle Grade adventure stories.

As the children got older, we purchased a new tent trailer and a passenger van to get us to camp.

A natural tree-hugger and hiker, Victoria Marie still explores national and state parks with her family across the country. Still climbs the mountains with her grown children, looking for adventure.

But what keeps Victoria Marie going, you might ask? Okay, she admits it: dark chocolate [lots and lots and lots of dark chocolate!] and homemade cookies and pies with a pot of tea. Except during Lent! *Grumble* She gives them up until Easter.

What keeps Victoria writing
Oh, and by the way, her family thinks Lent is too long.

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