About Me

I write stuff. That’s all you need to know.


I started with quippy essays for parents’ magazines and moved into novel writing. After taking a screenwriting class, I realized that was the platform for me! My current spec script is a thriller called THE SOUND OF RAIN.

I am the former film chair for the Willamette Writers Conference, one of the largest writers’ associations in the country. I cover “conference basics” at the conference, and also teach screenwriting techniques at other venues.Mary explaining Screenwring Sequences at George Fox University

I have prestigious degrees in fields completely unrelated to writing, so there’s that. (But we are the sum of our experiences, yes?)

This site can be summed up as “a character-driven dramedy about a writer who wants to share ideas on healthy living and creating a great story.”