Romance author, Mary J McCoy-Dressel, western romance, contemporary romanceWhen I started writing my first book, I never meant it to be a romance novel, but it quickly turned into a full-fledged love story. I learned something about myself–I know how to write a romance novel.

I write sensual romances with love and growing relationships between our heroes and heroines.

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 a touch of bad and a lot of sexy? 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.

I’ve always had a weakness for reading a good love story, so when my muse said we’re writing romance, I had to go with my heart. 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. As a child, I remember reading comics with my youngest brother… However, I had to write my own captions!

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, ice cream, and doggie hugs!


I’m mom to two grown sons, one gorgeous daughter-in-law. My Australian Shepherd/ Chow mix 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:

  • Bull Rider Series
  • Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight
  • Canyon Junction, Hearts in Love Series – A spin-off series to the Double Dutch Ranch Series
  • Two-Five Ranch Outlaws
  • 2 Single Title holiday Romances
  • Gentlemen Cowboys. A coloring book for grownups. Out of print at most retailers.

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. My BLOG covers a little rambling, Short Snippet Saturday (or any day that strikes my fancy). Inspiration for the Muse posts can cover music, quotes, snippets, or whatever inspires the moment. However, my blog is not limited to only these topics. Once in a while I’ll have a Guest or Reblog a post from another blogger.

As Writer— I write Sensual Contemporary Western Romance with strong family Author Brandties, but I have a new calling I’m trying to pay attention to. My cowboys are gentlemen with a little bit of bad. Our heroines know they’re cocky enough to be dangerous but 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.

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