Romance author, Mary J McCoy-Dressel, western romance, contemporary romanceWhen I started writing my first book, I didn’t intend it to be a romance novel. I learned something about myself–I know how to write a romance novel.

Sensual romance with love and growing relationships between our hero and heroine.

My stories are character-driven, sensual and passionate, and range from heartwarming to emotional and compelling.

Do you like “happy endings”? I do! I also like small town romances, second chances, cowboys, and their close-knit families. How about you? Ready for emotional and compelling reads? Cowboys who are gentlemen but harbor just a touch of bad? Our heroines are strong because of what past experiences have taught them, yet, they’re soft and feminine when holding a cowboy in their arms. Oh, and they don’t mind leaving the lights on in the bedroom.

Always having a weakness for reading a good love story, I had to go with what called me to put the pen to paper or fingers to the keyboard. I love having the ability to put my thoughts into words for others to enjoy, and I write from the heart.

Other writers have always been my inspiration. Growing up an avid reader and a writer from a young age, 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. A few years ago I taught Creative Writing at a local community college and had a blast working with adults. Writing is, and forever will be, my “warm fuzzy.” So is coffee and ice cream!


I’m mom to two grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and a beautiful Australian Shepherd fur baby dog I recently lost. She’s still lives on in my heart and some of my books. (Whispers of Forever, Finding Kimber, and Hooked by Sundown.)


I’m the author of the Bull Rider Series, Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight, and the spin-off series to the Double Dutch Ranch Series—Canyon Junction, Hearts in Love Series, with a new series coming in 2019.

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

Mt. Shasta on a clear day in Northern California.


Lake Michigan Sunrise from Chicago.

Me taking a picture


I love this quote:

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

In Addition:

PURPOSE: This Website is about my published books and works in progress. The BLOG covers a little rambling, Short Snippet Saturday, 52-Week Blog Hop Challenge, and Inspiration for the Muse posts, and once in a while I’ll have a guest. However, my blog is not limited to only these topics.

As Writer— I write Sensual Contemporary Western Romance with strong family Author Brandties. My cowboys are gentlemen with a little bit of bad and our heroines know they’re cocky enough to be dangerous and charming enough to get what they want. They’ll stand by their side through it all. The rewards are sweet. ❤

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My books have been Amazon #1 International Best Sellers in Contemporary Western fiction and Amazon Hot New Releases.

PAN Member of Romance Writers of America®.

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Mary J McCoy-Dressel, western romance, cowboys, series romance