In 2011, I Became a Full-Time Writer MaryJ_Brand 3_fullres3

Dreams do come true.
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I’ve written for as long as I can remember. When I started writing my first book, I didn’t intend it to be a romance novel. I learned something about myself–I knew how to write a romance novel!

Always having a weakness for reading a good love story, I had to go with what called me. Writing romaMary Jnce is what I do. I love having the ability to put my thoughts into words for others to enjoy.

My writing consists of sensual contemporary western romance with strong family ties, an occasional paranormal romance, and at times, romantic fiction outside of the western genre. Other writers have always been my inspiration. Growing up an avid reader, I still believe today, that you can’t be a writer if you’re not a reader.

I’ve had post-secondary classes in creative writing and photography. Writing is, and forever will be, my “warm fuzzy.”February 2, 2015 2

I have two sons and a beautiful Australian Shepherd/Chow mix fur baby dog.


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“Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.” ~George Scialabba


Lake Michigan SunriseLake Michigan Sunrise: Taken in Chicago, IL after a 25 mile bicycle ride through Chicago, overnight. The ride is called “Long After Twilight Ends” L.A.T.E.
It was a blast and I did it two years in a row. At daybreak, we just happened to be along the coastline. It made for a nice break before getting in the last five + miles to the finish line. Awe-inspiring!



PURPOSE: This site is about my published books, works in progress, a little rambling, and an occasional meme.  Once in a while I’ll have a guest.

As Writer— I write Sensual Contemporary Western Romance with strong family ties. Some of my characters don’t have an easy time of getting what they want, but their reward is sweet. Other times my stories are sensual and heartwarming with less conflict and drama. On occasion I write paranormal romance.

As a young child, I began writing poetry. I was so young, in fact, I didn’t know what I wrote had a name. Much of my poetry was written in my teen years. (I still have some of it.) When Desert Storm began, I joined a support group that consisted mostly of parents whose children had been deployed to Iraq. Really, I don’t know why I joined the group other than feeling like I needed to contribute in some way. I wrote a heartfelt poem for that group. It was later published in an anthology.

Having my name on books has been a dream for as long as I can remember. In seventh grade my Lit teacher told me I should be a writer. In later years when I had written my first book, I had a chance to tell him how he inspired me. I’ve taught creative writing for a community college leisure program and had a blast working with adults.

Photography is my hobby–another way to let my muse run free.


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8 thoughts on “About”

  1. Thanks for following back on my blog. Looking forward to follow your writing here on your blog…and other news.:-))


  2. Mary, if you have the time…
    Congratulations! I have nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award.
    Here are the Liebster Blog Award (entirely optional) rules:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog (that’s me).
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you (that’s my site).
    3. Answer the questions posted for you in my blog.
    4. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
    5. Present the Liebster Blog Award to three blogs with 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
    6. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

    Hugs, Teagan


  3. Mary:

    I enjoy your comments on my blog. Thanks for taking the time. Love your website! Thank you very much for adding my blog to yor blogroll. Love the cross-pollination!




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