Many people, ideally, plan to go to college after finishing high school, start a career, and then a family. Not Mary, she married and started a family right away and didn’t think about the possibilities in the world around her until her sons were in high school.
When she first started writing at age 36, she was shy about telling anyone. Finally, she gained enough courage to take a few chapters to her neighbor, a retired high school English teacher. With encouragement, she kept writing and became a member and officer of a writers group. Four of her magazine articles on ghost towns in Northeast Oregon were published and she completed five fiction manuscripts, one of which is MAYA’S GOLD, then A PLACE TO LAND, and now WANTING MOORE, published by Black Lyon Publishing.
Mary has now graduated from college and is teaching speech and language classes to K-12 students. Yes, Mary has taken awhile to make her mark in the world, but she believes she’s just getting started and many other accomplishments await her in the future.