Marlene Mansour Sabeh is a native of Lebanon. She moved to America in 1995, joining her husband, a longtime resident of Fall River, Massachusetts. She was always passionate about writing, especially writing for youngsters. Along with a degree in Computer Sciences, she earned a diploma in writing for Children’s magazines from the institute of children’s literature in Connecticut.
This is her first juvenile fiction, which depicts the struggle of an immigrant teenager and his painful journey towards finding his new identity. Since the story is based on a personal experience, “A little odd” sheds a new light on every immigrant’s fears and drawbacks from a teenager’s perspective.
Marlene Mansour Sabeh targeted young readers since she had the chance to work with middle schools students for four years. She currently holds the position of student coordinator in New Bedford High School, New Bedford, Massachusetts.
With her husband and two children, Marlene Sabeh divides her time between Fall River and the island of Martha’s Vineyard.