About Me

Mary collage jpeg 2“I live in my own little world, but it’s okay, they know me here.”

Welcome to my website, and the incredible cuteness that is (was) moi!

I grew up on the northern side of the Ohio River in Corydon, Indiana. My first memories are my dad’s original bedtime stories that no doubt inspired my active imagination and love of a well-spun “yarn”.

Childhood experiences, and a recurring dream about a mysterious attic, inspired characters, Cynthia and Augusta Lee, for award-winning middle-grade series, Cynthia’s Attic.

Through a horrifying stint as a travel agent and more rewarding experience teaching travel and tourism, Andi Anna Jones, travel agent/amateur sleuth, sprang to life. Margaritas, Mayhem & Murder will be published by The Wild Rose Press in 2021. Book 2, Sazerac, Sleuth & Slay is in process. 

I’m also writing another middle-grade series, The Adventures of Max and Maddie, an adult mystery, For the Life of Claire, and the biography of an army brat who evolved into a star college and professional basketball player. 

I’m a member of The Georgia Reading Association, and the Carrollton Writers Guild.

When I give my fingers a break from the keyboard, I enjoy golf, swimming and exploring the mountains of West Georgia where I make my home with my husband. We’ve raised three creative children, have 2 granddaughters, a grandson, a great grandson, and an adopted, four-legged, furry daughter, Lucy.