About MC

Women are the main characters in my writing.  Their narratives are central to the important issues of our time, including equality, diversity, violence, race, and spirituality. They struggle to relate to everyone with respect and a blend of courage and compassion. These are ways of thinking and acting I aspire to (as I fall short of this every day!). What drives me to write is the belief that this kind of balanced life is possible.

These hard-working, earnest women are not crones, witches or  goddesses; the old symbolism fails to bring us wisdom in modern life. Perhaps only the shapeshifter will remain meaningful as we move into the future. Our super-power is our ability to judge what is beneficial and least harmful and act accordingly. All we can do is adapt and do our best not to be tricked, bribed, harassed, or seduced into paltry, mean-spirited, fearful lives.

And these women live on equal footing with men, whom they love and welcome into their lives. In the Leila Payson series, the main character (Leila) embarks on a new relationship with Mark. The books also deal with issues facing people with disabilities. Cultural, religious, sexual, and ethnic diversity are reflected in other major characters: Dov (Jewish, gay), Maria (Cuban-American, a female Don Quixote), Estrella (Latina-American, corporate climber), Skye (Catholic, drag queen), Charles (Anglo, heir to a fortune), and Raoul (Cuban-American, high school student, hearing-impaired). 

As a writer, I work with words to depict the world both critically and intuitively. Playing with language and ideas is as invigorating as yoga, sex, or good company. Humor and poetry fill us with spiritual reality. Very healthy!

Feel free to browse, read, wrinkle the pages, spill coffee.

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40 thoughts on “About MC

  1. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama 🙂

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  2. Hi Mary-

    Would you be interested in participating in the writing process blog hop that seems to be “sweeping the blogosphere”?
    My apologies if you’ve already done so and I missed your post.
    If not, all you have to do is answer 4 questions about your writing process on your blog and then ask 2 or 3 other writers to do the same a week later.
    I’m signed up for July 21. You would be July 28.
    Here are a couple of writers’ approaches:
    No problem if you haven’t the time or inclination. But if you do I’ll send you the details.
    Warm Regards,

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  3. Hello again, Mary. So glad you liked “Murder Sets Sail – Chapter 1” even if it isn’t with ATTMP. We’ve been following each other for some time now and I genuinely appreciate the fact that you always comment. – Blessings and Aloha – pjs.

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