Mary grew up on a farm in Southeast Michigan. Her happiest memories are being outdoors in the summer, running barefoot in the soft grass, playing with her sister or neighborhood friends, and playing with "pet" baby calves in the barn. She could often be found geeking out under a shade tree with a stack of library books.
She earned a Master's degree in speech pathology from Central Michigan University. After many years of working in the school system, she returned to her life-long dream of writing.
She's a wife, mother, and grammy, who, besides writing, enjoys being with friends and family, gardening, and sewing.
She still lives in Michigan with her husband and she still loves cows.