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.

Although Mary Anne is middle-aged and approaching old age, she believes you are as old as you act. She is always ready for a ride on a shopping cart and dances like no one is watching. 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 sits on the Cherokee County Friends of the Library Executive Board and is the liaison for the Hickory Flat Library.