Mary M. Wright lives in Minneapolis. She studied both creative writing and visual arts at the University of Minnesota. She has been a painter for 20 years, during which time she also had a greeting card business and a housecleaning business. In ’09 she started the novel that became The French Way, based on her misadventures as a young student in France. She is working on a YA magical realism novel called Twin Helix.
A book addict, the kind of stories she’s always preferred have to do with travel, culture shock and metamorphosis (excluding the one by Kafka where the character wakes up a cockroach). Mary just can’t resist a good story about someone rebuilding her life from scratch. Maybe these themes come out of growing up in a Polish immigrant family, all four of her grandparents having come over on the boat. You’ll find them in her books as well.
Mary lives with her wife Layne, a Maine Coon cat called Big Boy, and a small Shi Tzu dog called Fred.
In France for her junior year abroad, Sophie wants to learn how to do everything the French way. She soon finds out that making mistakes in a strange culture can exact a painful price. When she falls for a sexy French woman, Sophie is ready to study the biggest lesson of all: love.
Will she end up getting her heart broken the French way?
Or could this coming-out romance possibly be the real thing?