About

Marisa is also known under the pen name M. Tiyasaa, a novel and children’s book author. A major theme in my writing is to engage in various social issues.

My first novel, Soé Isabel, published by Yrama Widya in Indonesia, talks about the value of friendship, living abroad and handling culture shock from the perspective of 5 international students living in France. The novel has already reached thousands of readers and received many appreciations since it launched in July 2019 in Indonesian bookstores.

Novel: Soé Isabel
Novel: Soé Isabel

Besides being an author, I am also the mom of a 2-year-old boy and wife of a photographer. I am from Indonesia and Cody is from the United States. We currently live in Germany where our son, River, was born. Before finding myself as River’s chaser, I worked as a part time lecturer in a private university and full time market analyst for a national media company in Indonesia.

Soé de Stork, my first children’s book creation, will be launched September 1st on kickstarter.

A children's book, Soé de Stork

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