Skip to main content

Marian Cates

I have a B.A. in Theater and an M.A. in English (Creative Writing Program under R.H.W. Dillard), both from Hollins University.

I've published journalism, fiction and poetry. My plays and musicals have been produced by professional, academic and community theater companies.

Online, I have a gallery and 4 shops.

My gallery is at

My online shops include Marian Designs Gift Shop (, Animal Lane (, Games Gift Shop (, and Marian's Vintage Art (

For ten years I was in the mortgage business, working in residential home loan mortgages. I loved working as a loan officer, because I was able help applicants find the right loans for themselves.