Having been spoon-fed the Narnia tales and raised on Laura Ingalls Wilder, Mary has written stories since she could form words and sentences. Though the plots have become a little more complicated since the early years, and the subject matter a little more mature, the writing bug is still burning inside.
She's always loved exotic locales and adventures, so her historical romances have a little of both while the heroes and heroines call England home. Recently she decided to take a jump forward in time and now also enjoys writing contemporaries. Her Violet Society series is set in a fictitious town in the heart of one of her favorite places on earth, the Texas Hill Country.
As the saying goes, she wasn’t born in Texas, but she got there as fast as she could. With her high school sweetheart at her side and armed with a journalism degree from Texas A&M, she spent two years in public relations, then six in teaching before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Three children later, she has it all—including a little more time to write . . . naptime.
I would like to use this space to say thank you to two very special women who have helped me stay true to the course of writing. Georgia Tribell and Robin Popp, my critique partners and dear friends, have been there for me through the good and bad, whether it involved writing or plain old life. Their critiques, plotting help and support have sustained me for many years now. Thank you, Camilles!
And I would also like to say thank you to Donna Grant, another amazing woman I've been fortunate enough to have in my life. As a fellow writer and web designer extrordinaire, Donna's energies and talent are endless.
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Robin T. Popp
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