Mary is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. She currently resides in California with her two daughters and a cat named Nemo. With degrees in English and Psychology, Mary began her career as a technical writer in Silicon Valley. She had a popular blog for four years then branched into fiction full time.
Mary delights in taking on stodgy cultural beliefs at their source and suggesting alternative meanings. Her stories are infused with a decidedly sarcastic and heretical point of view. Science, religion and politics are her usual victims as her richly drawn characters wrestle with complex plots on a quest to discover what is truth.
Mary's short stories have won recognition including a Lunacy recommendation and are available on a variety of fanfiction sites such as the Academy of Bards and various anthologies. Several fanfic stories are available here for curious readers. She also won a Silver Pen Award from Knight-Ridder for a commentary on the spirit of giving during challenging times.
Her latest work, The Artemis Series, is an award-winning science fiction trilogy.
Reality is a collective thought
And we are about to change our mind.
Nine Star Press is introducing a series of short stories called coffee break reads. My first coffee break read - Temis and Lofn - will be available soon.
It is the first of several stories I am working on to fill in the time between Artemis and Lucy's first encounter approximately 3000 BCE and their contemporary reunion in The Harbinger. The story takes place in the eighth century when Ireland was experiencing Viking raids. The pair survive the marauders onslaught only to discover that sorting out the attraction between them is another challenge. I've even included a character suspiciously reminiscent of Wolfgang. The story relies on the concept of twin flames which is, of course, a perfect description the the women's infinite bond.
Please check it out a ninestarpress.com and let me know other venues or timelines you might like to see Artemis and Lucy in. I'll be sure and post when the story is available.
On a personal note, I hope everyone had a joyous holiday season and are ready for a new year sure to be better than the last one. My family spent the month of December 2021 earning natural immunity as Covid swept through us one by one. Everyone has recovered thankfully. And I found a new belief in the saying, 'this too shall pass.'
THE ARTEMIS SERIES
An intriguing new look at existential reality. The Artemis Series weaves science, religion, philosophy and mythology into a mind-blowing contemporary brew seasoned with wit and romance.
"This is what science fiction means to be when it grows up! Absolutely brilliant, with everything I want in a story - a smart and clever premise: mystery, adventure, romance, charm and humor on a grand scale, all wrapped up in character development that is perfection." -reader review
The Artemis Series tells the story of Artemis Andronikos, the modern incarnation of the Greek Goddess of the Hunt. What begins as a search to understand the source of a sudden change in human sensory ability becomes a quest to understand the purpose of life and humanity's place in the universe.
Click book cover for excerpts.
"We don't conceive of sudden, radical, irrational change as being woven into the very fabric of existence, yet I assure it most assuredly is -- and it's happening now."
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