Born in Mercedes, Texas, Mary Anne has lived in Georgia most of her life. A lifelong fan of authors such as Agatha Christie, Anne Perry, Caroline Graham, and Elizabeth Peters, it wasn’t until a few years ago that Mary Anne listened to the voices in her head and wrote her own series of traditional mysteries featuring Detective Charlie McClung.
The first book in the series, Brilliant Disguise, was released to critical acclaim in January 2014. The next three in the series, A Good Girl, Criminal Kind, and Sins of my Youth, were released soon afterward. The fifth book in the series, Flirting with Time, was released on June 30, 2017. The sixth book, How Deep is the Darkness, was released on December 2, 2019. Complex Kid was released on May 23, 2022. Don't Fade on Me, the next book in the series released on February 7, 2023. Mary Anne is working on a cookbook inspired by the series and the ninth book, Somewhere Under Heaven.
Although Mary Anne is middle-aged and approaching old age, she believes you are as old as you act. The main female protagonist in the Charlie McClung Mysteries is an interesting snapshot of the author's sensibilities.
Mary Anne and her husband live in Canton, GA with an ill-tempered tuxedo cat named Gertrude. Mary Anne volunteers at MUST Ministries. She is a library liaison for her local chapter of Friends of the Library.