Mary Conway


I've had a passion for books my whole life and began writing my own stories aged eleven. I enjoy participating in NaNoWriMo and experimenting with genres, though romance will always be a staple. I love sweet romances that focus on the emotional relationship that develops between two very different characters. Having lived in beautiful East Devon for most of my life I've used my local knowledge to build up a detailed and realistic setting of a desolate seaside town for my debut novella, A Grey Valentine's.

Smashwords Interview

Who are you?
I'm Mary Conway and I'm a seventeen year old author and sixth form student. I live in beautiful Devon and once I leave school I hope to become a doctor. I've wanted to be an author ever since I was young but only in the last year have I begun sharing my work with people.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I read a lot of course. Every writer knows you need to continually study if you want to improve. My other hobbies are cooking meals for my family, teaching myself trumpet so I can play in a local orchestra and learning martial arts with my boyfriend.
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A Grey Valentine's
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,960. Language: British English. Published: December 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
A barista tied to her hometown and a tattoo artist full of wanderlust collide in this sweet romance novella. Chrissie knows the new tattoo parlour above her cafe can only be trouble, no matter how handsome the artist is. Lucas is just passing through, not looking for love, but even after a catastrophic first meeting, he's drawn to Chrissie and her quiet passion.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mary Conway

  • Silk Queen on Dec. 02, 2017

    I really enjoyed this book! I read it because I have to analyse some romance novellas for my school project to help me write my own, but I wasn’t thinking about any of that once I was sucked into the story. I found almost all the characters very believable and interesting. I actually enjoyed the parts about her normal life best of all as the romantic London bit felt a bit rushed and shallower than the rest, although it was still good.
  • Maid in the USA on Dec. 02, 2017

    I had a lot of fun reading this! I was meant to be analysing it for a school project to help me learn how to write my own romance novella but it was enjoyable just to get caught up in the story for an hour. It was steamier than I expected/usually like but if you normally read romance you probably like that anyway so I can’t fault it for doing what it’s supposed to
  • Return to Redlin on Dec. 14, 2017

    I read this book for research for a school project about self-publishing a romance novella but I enjoyed it just for the story anyway. It felt a lot more like an action story than a romance but I like both so that’s good. I liked Ginger and I think she helped inspire my own main character. Overall it’s exciting and cute and I would recommend.
  • Bah, Humbug! (A Romantic Comedy Christmas Novella) on Dec. 14, 2017

    I read this for research into romance novellas for a school project but I didn’t have to think about all that as I read because I got so drawn into the story. It was funny and sweet and I liked the writer hero.