Mary Fonvielle


Mary is a native of North Carolina. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2012, and began self publishing around the same time. Her passions include writing, reading, cooking, and art.

Mary began writing at a very early age, following in her father's footsteps and then blazing a new trail when she gained an interest in fantasy and science fiction. She currently lives near the coast of NC with her hound dog, Clover.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up near the ocean, which is odd in retrospect because water and oceans are foreign concepts to most of my characters. I was lucky enough to live in areas with lots of trees and free space to roam around, which is exactly what I did. I had countless adventures in the woods near my childhood home, usually alone or with my dog. I'd run through the trees and create pathways and secret forts and make up stories for every step. A part of me never stopped making up stories or seeing potential in a clump of forest.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted to be an author from a very young age I think, and came to realize it more and more when I got into college and started writing more seriously. The idea of submitting your work to a publisher and expecting countless weeks of waiting and almost certainly being rejected multiple times was very daunting. I'll admit I get discouraged easily and am not the best at selling myself, so the goal of becoming a published author seemed like a gamble at best. Then during my senior year I volunteered for a youth writing group at my local library and met someone who had recently self published his books and had gotten great response. I decided to give it a try, mostly as a challenge to myself. I told myself (and keep telling myself) that writing is what I want to do and there's no reason not to give something a try.
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