Marilyn Murray Willison began her journalism career in the sixth grade when she wrote and mimeographed her summer school newsletter. By the time she was in high school, she was a page editor of her weekly school publication. At UCLA, she contributed book reviews to the university’s daily newspaper. The author of six non-fiction books, Willison worked as Health and Fitness Editor at the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and wrote book reviews, health, beauty, fashion, and travel articles on a regular basis for the Los Angeles Times. Her byline has appeared in a wide variety of American newspapers and magazines.
In the late 1980’s, Willison and her two sons (B.G. and Geoffrey) moved to London where her Fleet St. responsibilities included covering Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew’s royal wedding. Willison’s newspaper and magazine interviews and profiles of celebrities have included: Jackie and Joan Collins, Placido Domingo, Kirk Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Heather Locklear, Paul McCartney, and Jane Seymour. Her articles have appeared in a variety of British magazines and newspapers, including: Marie Claire, Women’s Journal, The Daily Mail, The Express, The London Sunday Times, and The Sunday Mirror Magazine.
Since returning to the United States, Willison has continued to contribute to American magazines and newspapers. Her byline appears regularly in the Florida Home and Accent sections of the Palm Beach Post. In her spare time, she helps aspiring authors organize and polish their manuscripts.
Willison and her husband, Tony Fragiacomo, live in West Palm Beach, Florida.