It has been a good week for my writing and I want to celebrate it with you all. Two simple things happened, firstly, a story of mine was published in the iconic Irish magazine, Ireland’s Own which is enjoyed around the world. This really lifted my spirits as politics dominated the news and life of everyone living – yes, the American presidential election took place. I also had a memory piece in this magazine last month, The Grandfather I Can’t Recall, so I feel very honoured to be included again.
Secondly, my novel, Don’t Call Me Mum is available now to all you wonderful loyal readers who have been waiting for it in paperback, well now it is here! I promise too that the third and final novel in Lacey Taylor’s story is waiting to be published in Spring 2021. All novels can be read as stand alone stories too.
Family is important to Mary and her writing reflects the ups and downs of it all, and what people go through daily. She has been writing short stories for several years and enjoys success with her fiction in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies both in Ireland and abroad, namely Germany, India, and the US. Her stories have been both short/long listed in various competitions. It was because of this success, Mary took the plunge and self-published her first collection of stories titled, A Baker’s Dozen (2012).
When one of her stories kept growing she ended up with her first published novel, My Husband's Sin. This novel turned into a trilogy, with book 2, Don't Call Me Mum, and book 3, No More Secrets following it. Her latest novel, To Live With A Stranger, is based on her Grandmother's country cottage and is a firm favourite with readers.
Mary continues to write novels, novellas, and short stories, dabbling too in playwrighting.
In 2019, Mary attended the University of Limerick and studied for a MA in Creative Writing, receiving First Class Honours.
When taking a break from writing and reading Mary loves to crochet. Living in County Cork, Ireland, she is married and is a mother of four children. Having overcome open heart surgery in 2008, Mary made the decision to dedicate more time to her writing. With her children raised and starting to spread their wings, this became possible.
Now, Mary is also a Nana, a role that brings her happiness and lots of love.
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3 thoughts on “Celebrations on a Grey November Day”
Well done, Mary, on a really productive week. It’s great too that all your novels can now be enjoyed in paperback.
So happy your novel is available in Kindle Unlimited. Gracias!