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Mary Wallace's Biography

Member Info

Jan 2008

Mary Wallace lives in Marin County, California. She is an early adopter and has blogged and written on tech innovation, social justice and contemporary issues for an international audience. She has now turned to fiction. An alum of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she has written three novels and is working on a romantic series through time. She loves raising her three kids and has put the bumper sticker ‘One People, One Planet, One Future’ on each of her cars through the years. She believes that there is more that unites us than that divides us and hopes for a future energized by love instead of fear. Science is discovering that the heart sends more messages to the brain than vice versa. Here’s hoping for a kinder, gentler human race...

Readers can contact Mary via her website, www.marywallace.com where they can find connections to her Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.

She is available for Twitcam, Skype or Google Hangout Book Club meetings.

Influences

I've been especially influenced by Southern writers, I don't know why - I'm not Southern.  I love the descriptions of old cities, the gothic Victorian architecture, the wild coastal lands.  I love Sue Monk Kidd and Maya Angelou, both so soulful.  I also love Lynn Freed's work, the emotional awakenings she describes.  I've worked with James N. Frey (NOT the Oprah-shamed James Frey) on plotting since my Squaw Valley Community of Writers days.

Upcoming Works

Road Angel:  A lifetime of driving long-hauls criss-crossing America, Morrison Beck is forced to settle in when his wife sells their comfortable home and moves them to an old Victorian on farmland outside of New Orleans.  Morrison picks up Quentin Toller, a teenage hitchhiker, unaware that he's a runaway, and transports him to San Francisco, losing him on the streets as he's trying to find a safe shelter for the boy.  Only by returning home to rebuild his relationship with his estranged son, and in the process reclaim the property of his ancestors, former slaves, can Morrison have the courage to go back to rescue Quentin.

Baby, Mine:  Marina finds herself pregnant, kicked out of her prostitute mother's apartment, confused in a Catholic home for unwed mothers.  Warned by another young girl who has given a baby up for adoption, Marina fights to keep her baby boy.  Time is not kind, though, and Marina is unable to protect Daniel from life's hardships.  As she stands by him, she is able to heal her own childhood 'un-mothered' wounds.

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Publishers

Road Angel Media