Writing has been a part of Mary's life since she was teenager, sending her first submission to a magazine at the age of fifteen and working on the school newspaper.
Mary earned a degree and taught Vocational Home Economics. She then earned her Elementary certification. Teaching Elementary Education tuned out to be her chosen career.
Over the following years she has had numerous essays, articles, poems and photographs published in magazines, newspapers, on a calendar and developed her own line of gifts and greeting cards.
A driving force in Mary's journey to be a published author has been the Heartland Writers Guild. Mary joined this group around 2003. Through monthly meetings and yearly conferences she has learned a wealth of information and met many successful authors.