Marlene Wagman-Geller is the author of several books, including
- Once Again to Zelda: The Stories Behind Literature's Most Intriguing Dedications (Perigree/Penguin 2008),
- Eureka!: The Surprising Stories Behind the Ideas That Shaped the World (Perigree/Penguin 2010), and
- And the Rest Is History: The Famous (and Infamous) First Meetings of the World's Most Passionate Lovers (Perigree/Penguin 2011).
Her books have been reviewed in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post. Wagman-Geller received her BA from York University and her teaching credentials from the University of Toronto and San Diego State University. She currently teaches high school English in National City, California, and lives with her family in San Diego.