Mary Jane Russell

Biography

Mary Jane Russell was born July 31, 1955 to William Withers Russell and Alma Keith Harvey Russell. She grew up on the Flat Creek farm in Campbell County, VA that had been in the Russell family for five previous generations.

She was employed by the City of Lynchburg, VA for thirty-one years during which she accomplished a series of firsts—first female draftsman, staff engineer, project manager, and first female director of economic development.

Since retirement, she’s written and had published four novels by Intaglio Publications, Walker, LA and self-published Collected Correspondence of Robert Achilles Russell.

She lives at Smith Mountain Lake in Hardy, VA with her partner, surrounded by books, cats, dogs, and honorary grandchildren.

Books

Sisters' Treasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,530. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Tracey Stephens has her life in order. She works as a museum curator. She plays with Ginny Daniels, a television reporter new to the intricacies of a small Southern town. Tracey's mostly comfortable with her niche in a community based on ancestors and history. All's well until Tracey's great aunts resurrect a family legend of long missing Confederate treasure, pitting Tracey against Ginny.
Quaker Runes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
In 1866, Judy Candler was nineteen and had lived in Ohio attending school since the death of her mother. Her mother’s family fled Virginia due to the conflict between their Quaker beliefs and slavery. It was time for Judy to return to Virginia and help her father and surviving siblings in the years after the Civil War. Classmates and family in Ohio filled a thin volume with these keepsake verses.
Margie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,910. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
Andy Riggins has just begun sixth grade. He’s also just witnessed a seventy-year-old World War II bomber return to battle ready condition. His father is deployed in the Middle East. It takes a warbird and her crew from another time to help Andy bring his father home.

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