Marianne Xenos is a writer and visual artist living in western Massachusetts working with photography, collage and stories. She writes about shapeshifters,, urban dragons, and disco, and is at work on a full-length fantasy novel set in Boston in the 1980s.

Xenos (from ancient Greek ξένος) is a Greek word meaning “stranger,” “alien,” or “outsider.” The word can also be interpreted to mean different things based upon context, including ally, long-term friend, or the sacred concept of “guest friend.”‘