Mary writes memoir, poetry and literary criticism, and is an avid photographer.  She is currently leading an eclectic life that combines working on a new collection of poetry and a chapbook of remembered stories, juggling business interests and travel to places that inspire wonder, discovery and more writing. 
           Devoting time to creative writing fulfills a dream following her career as founder and CEO of a leading Silicon Valley PR and strategic communications firm - for which she received the American Advertising Federation’s Silver Medal Award recognizing  industry excellence  and social responsibility. She received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and MFA from Goddard College.
            Mary has two grown daughters and lives on a terraced hillside with her husband, two dogs and wildlife that make appearances on a regular basis.