Mary started reading at an early age, Peter Pan, The World of PoohAlice In Wonderland, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Enchanted Forest were among her favorites. Her love of reading continued, as she earned her B.S. in biology from the University of California San Diego, so it was a natural progression to start writing during her off time. She was a veterinarian’s assistant, then a field biologist, and then a zookeeper at the San Francisco Zoo, while she wrote her first novel. But her passion for writing and books caused her to veer off her original path and drew her to publishing.

She graduated from Mills College, Oakland with a MFA in Creative Writing and English in 2011, and is currently a Literary Agent at Kimberley Cameron & Associates, as well as a published author. She continues to read, both her favorite authors/books: Anne McCaffrey, Don Quixote, Robin McKinley, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Octavia Butler, The Count of Monte Cristo, Toni Morrison, Blood Meridian, Charlotte Bronte, The Master & Margarita, Herman Hesse, Cosmic Banditos, John Steinbeck, Pride & Prejudice, Patricia A. McKillip, and also debut/popular/indie fiction.