Marilyn Madden has a background in court reporting which paid off in describing the murder trial in her book. However, when she became disabled with the rare disease of polymyositis, her court reporting career ended, and she began writing. She is married to John Madden and the mother of two sons, Brad and Bryan Madden. She resides in Madison, Mississippi.
After Marilyn ran into at least four individuals in her past who she believed to be sociopaths, she became passionate on spreading the word of the sociopathic behavior. In fact, she wrote Sixty Shades of Sociopaths to warn society of the prevalence of the sociopathic disorder. They are all around us, waiting for their next victim.