Marcie R. Rendon is an enrolled member of the White Earth Anishinabe Nation. She is a mother, grandmother, writer, and sometimes performance artist. She is a playwright, poet, and freelance writer. A former recipient of the Loft’s Inroads Writers of Color Award for Native Americans she studied poetry under Anishinabe author Jim Northrup. She was a l998/99 recipient of the St. Paul Company’s LIN (Leadership In Neighborhoods) Grant to "create a viable Native presence in the Twin Cities theater community". With the support of this grant she was able to collaborate with other native artists to create the infamous FREE Frybread script. She received a 1996-’97 Jerome Fellowship from the Minneapolis Playwright Center. Her first children’s book, Pow Wow Summer was published by CarolRhoda Publications in 1996. Her second children's book, The Farmer’s Market/Families Working Together, was released in the spring of 2001. In addition to her creative writing, she is a freelance writer for newspapers, magazines and grants writer.