Marney McNall has a passion for telling stories of hope and perseverance, and loves to include non-profit causes and international locations. She has published articles in Relevant Magazine and Live58, and was a semi-finalist in the short story category of the William Faulkner – William Wisdom creative writing competition, and a Bronze medalist for the Frasier award for novel. She is also a member of the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts—affectionately called LILA.
Marney writes for Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and formerly worked in international relief and development for several years. She authored a field manual on humanitarian operations, commissioned by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. She also served as the principal writer for The A21 Campaign – U.S. East Coast office that combats human trafficking. During that time, she created the Poetry for Their Freedom contest judged by the South Carolina poet laureate, Marjory Wentworth, to help spread awareness in the literary community about human trafficking.
Marney has traveled to 33 countries and intends to visit many more, gathering stories and ideas as she goes.