About Marcia Zwilling
Marcia began her career as a songwriter in Woodstock, New York, working with various artists. She signed with United Artists Music, and co-wrote "Once in a Lifetime," recorded by Bonnie Raitt and Patty Loveless.
Moving to Los Angeles, she segued into television to run Steve Martin’s production company, 40 Share Productions, at Universal Studios. Together with Martin, they developed two comedy series which aired on CBS. Several years later, Marcia accepted the position of Vice President of Current Programming where she worked closely with writers and producers to offer creative input on scripts, editing, and rough cuts.
Wanting to focus on writing, she teamed up with director Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) to form Amberson Films where they developed projects for film and television under an overall deal at Walt Disney Studios.
Several years later, Marcia left the entertainment industry and moved to Austin, Texas to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She bought her first horse, and developed an idea for a niche dating site for horse lovers. EquestrianSingles.com was an instant success, featured on The Today Show, CNBC, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and in the "Particular Hot" section of Entrepreneur Magazine.
While in Texas, Marcia served as a political consultant working as Laura Morrison's campaign manager during her successful run for Austin City Council. Later, she served as a creative consultant on State Representative Gina Hinojosa and Mayor Lee Leffingwell's successful campaigns.
In addition, Marcia has successfully spearheaded numerous causes. Her Op Ed piece," Dangerous Trucks," featured in the Austin American Statesman, initiated important changes in both county and city policy to help make neighborhoods safer. In California, working together with Ed Begley, Jr., Marcia convinced the San Bernardino Commissioners Court to save a parcel of national forest slated for development. She has also worked tirelessly to protect neighborhoods, lobbying Senators and local officials to initiate important changes especially in flood prone areas.
Marcia's true passion is writing. Her work has been featured in numerous publications was recently added to the prestigious Wittliff Southwestern Writers Collection at Texas State University.