I was born in Baltimore but I keep moving westward. I’ve raised children, worked more than a decade as a registered nurse, taught skydiving, studied history, and sailed many nautical miles with Bob, my husband.
I first knew I wanted to be a writer in second grade. But then again I wanted to be a lot of things — including a musician, an actress, an oceanographer, a horse trainer, a dancer. I still do. The cool thing about writing is you can be anything you want, you can change careers whenever.
Star-Crossed (Knopf; 2006) was my first published novel, followed by Surgeon’s Mate; book two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series (Fireship Press; 2011). Barbados Bound (a revised Star-Crossed, now out of print with Knopf) will be published in 2012 by Fireship Press as book one of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series. I’m working on book three of the series, which I hope will be published in 2012.
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Meet My Main Character is the historical novelist’s blog hop of the month. Everybody is tagging everybody in a flurry of social networking, akin to some sort of dance. If you’re the new kid in school, a blog hop is the new sock hop; a social exchange in which…
“How does my imagination work ?” Unpredictably. I start with a place. But I can’t say “I’ll write a story set in Bermuda, or New York City or Mars.” It’s not enough that I have been there, as in the case of the first two, and it’s not enough that…
Mary Kurtz is one of the Steamboat Writers, a group of essayists, fiction writers, academics, and poets who have been meeting weekly for more than twenty years to share their works-in-progress and receive feedback from one another. The group, affiliated with the Steamboat Arts Council, also hosts an annual writers…