ML (Mary) Coley


ML (Mary) Coley lives in Tulsa, OK and Santa Fe, NM. A lifelong, award-winning writer, she has published nonfiction for children and fiction for all ages.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in north central Oklahoma. It is flat country, wide open spaces full of wheat fields under a constantly blue sky. The wind blows - a lot.
I spent as much time as I could outside as a child. Video games hadn't been invented yet, and there wasn't all that much on TV for kids. My imagination went wild as a child; I was always 'imagining' something, usually that I lived on a horse ranch, and had a half dozen dogs. I climbed trees and wrote stories.
Would my life have turned out this way if I'd grown up anywhere else? Probably.
When did you first start writing?
I learned to read before first grade, and as soon as I was taught to print my letters - second grade? - I was writing stories. My first one, "Chippy the Squirrel" was highly praised by my teacher. That praise unleashed a flood of words that has continued to flow.
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Where to find ML (Mary) Coley online


Beneath a Wild Sky - Forest Cat and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,270. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Need a good shiver, a quick laugh, or a pull on the heartstrings? The eighteen thought-provoking short stories in this collection are sure to provide, featuring stories about people you may think you know, and places you may think you’ve been. Meet FBI agents and devious killers, good mothers and bad wives, in a forest or on a lake, in spring rain or summer sun, all Beneath a Wild Sky.
Naked Ladies - Secrets of the Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,920. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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What is your darkest secret? Your most embarrassing moment? At a family retreat, ten female relatives are asked to tell those stories to each other in an effort to create stronger bonds. From beauty pageants to horrifying honeymoons, liars to sweet lovers, the stories run the gamut. Will telling these secrets really bring the ladies closer than the blood they already share?

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