Celebrated Latina author, Mary Castillo, became a writer when given an assignment to create a fairy tale book in the third grade. Screenplays came first, but when she wrote her first novel she found her life's work. Known for her humorous characters and the crazy situations they get themselves into, Latina magazine called Mary "an author to look out for," and selected In Between Men and Names I Call My Sister for the Top 10 Summers Reads in July 2009. OC Metro Magazine named Mary one of the hottest 25 people in The O.C. She has also been profiled in Orange County Register, Coast, The Arizona Republic and San Diego Union Tribune. Her debut, Hot Tamara was a Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Read."
When not holed up in her office, you can find Mary knitting while reading historical novels and biographies, or her favorite authors. She loves farmer's markets, tea and random historic landmarks. With her husband and son, she's hiking, camping and making up new lyrics for "Call Me Maybe."