Mary is the author of several short stories, including the serial fiction series SYMPHONiCity. She's also working on several novels, and hopes to finish them before she gets too old and arthritic to type.
She holds a BA in Anthropology, and when she’s not writing or looking after her family, she's usually reading, traveling, or visiting museums to ogle the dusty artifacts. She resides in the Chicago area.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is a great way to get exposure through many venues (e-retailers) at once. It's fairly easy to use and I like having my own author page right on Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to create another reality with words. It's very interesting to be able to take people to another place and/or time and take them on a journey.
(Short Serial Fiction) When an internationally-known hip-hop star and his entourage barge into her struggling Chicago coffee shop five minutes before closing time, Audrey Parker's Friday night becomes anything but dull.
Content advisory: contains adult language
Diva romance novelist Veronica Harper and her long-suffering personal assistant arrive for a book signing appearance only to discover that they're at the wrong bookstore. Her assistant persuades Veronica to soldier on, but a bizarre encounter with an eccentric fan plunges them into a nightmarish world from which they can't seem to escape.