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Author Marielle Wakim

  • Marielle Wakim

    Associate Editor

    Marielle joined Los Angeles magazine in 2012 as an intern and came on full time in March of 2013, where she now works in the web, editorial, and marketing departments. Prior to settling in at Los Angeles, she earned her Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, where she studied non-fiction, fiction, and screenwriting. Her strengths are humor and memoir; her weaknesses are cookies and Zac Efron.

    Her writing has been featured on NPR, Relevant, The Huffington Post, Thought Catalog, and in Montage Magazine.


The Killer Canon: Ten Crime Books That Will Have You Hiding Under Your Covers

From classic detective novels to true-life murder mysteries, here’s a summer reading list that will give you the chills Read more...

The Reading List: July '13

Every month compiles titles of local and national interest that are hitting the bookshelves. Here, arranged by region, are some highlights Read more...

Four Questions For Robert Rotstein

Robert Rotstein’s first novel, legal thriller Corrupt Practices, is a realization of the old adage “write what you know.” The L.A.-based author tells us how he managed to extract fiction out of fact and what we can expect next from protagonist Parker Stern. Read more...

Building L.A.: Architect John Parkinson’s Influence On Los Angeles’ Landscape

In his new book, author Stephen Gee commemorates the life and works of John Parkinson, who designed more landmark buildings in Los Angeles than any other architect (living or dead) Read more...

Five Questions for Leslie Zemeckis

Inspired by Staar, her lingerie-wearing cabaret alter ego, Leslie Zemeckis dove boa-first into the world of burlesque and sashayed out with her new book, Behind The Burly Q. Read more...

Season's Readings: The It Books of Summer 

Looking to pass the time while sunbathing on the beach or flying to paradise? We’ve compiled the hottest reads from summers past all in one place Read more...

Three Questions For Kathryn Leigh Scott

The author and actress, best known for her turn as Josette Du Pres on the cult series Dark Shadows, fills us in on her newest novel. Read more...

Five Local Authors Pick the Must-See Panels at the Festival of Books

The annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books can be a daunting affair: large crowds, hundreds of booths, countless panels, discussions, and concerts. Facing too many options? Take a page out of these writers' books. Read more...

"Wild" Card: A Q&A With Cheryl Strayed

The advice columnist and New York Times best selling author charmed the audience at Library Foundation Los Angeles’ ALOUD event last night. She answers a few more of our questions here. Read more...

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