Mary writes picture books, MG novels, short stories and essays. She grew up in Virginia and studied political science at James Madison University. Prior to focusing on writing, she worked for a Member of Congress, taught English in Tokyo, started her own business, and raised three children.
Mary is on the Steering Committee for the Writers’ Studio at Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network (BARN). She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Mary lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, John.