The women in these thirteen short stories will resonate with you long after you read this book. You will wonder about them as if they were your neighbors. You will even feel the urge to call them to make sure they are okay. Akers has imparted a fearless, fully-explored series of stories about how women try to break out of their emotional prisons in a way that will even touch readers who have nothing in common with these women. The stories are honest portraits of how women live through the life they are dealt with courage, strength and beauty.”
—Review of WOMEN UP ON BLOCKS, by Joan Hanna, Author Exposure
Mary Akers' fiction, poetry and non-fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in various international journals such as Bellevue Literary Review, The Fiddlehead, and Primavera. Her personal essays on parenting and the writing life are forthcoming in several...
Causes Mary Akers Supports
The Nature Conservancy
Women for Women International