About Mary Ann

I grew up in Bartlett, Illinois, and graduated from Northern Illinois University where I met my husband, Mike. We bought our first home in Barrington, Illinois and after three kids and a dog, moved to a bigger home in Barrington. While raising three kids, I held a few part-time jobs. My two favorite positions were as a crossing guard for the village of Barrington and as a garden associate for Home Depot.

After all three kids graduated college, got married and purchased homes of their own, Mike and I headed south to Winter Garden, Florida. No more shoveling snow! And now we are fully engrossed in the role of grandparents. Three grandchildren in 2022 and three more in 2024!

I continue to be an avid gardener but am learning that the ecosystem in Florida is very different than the Midwest. You can view some pictures on the Extras page.

I’m a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers and am represented by Terrie Wolf at AKA Literary Management.

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