When I first began to pursue my hobby of collecting varied and far ranging letters of rejection, my mother offered me a word of advice. “I know you’ll be a great success one day, as soon as you start writing about things that are real.” This was, of course, in reference to my choice to write speculative fiction, which for those who are unfamiliar … Read More... about Writing what’s real…
Yours Is The Earth
‘Yours is the Earth’ – a collection of science fiction that explores the role of woman in the world of hard science. A young girl comes of age while the wreckage of Mars-that-was crashes into a dying Earth… An android dreams of humanity’s forbidden fruit…
From mind altering planets and outlawed spaceports to high atmosphere zeppelins with steam powered gunnerpods, this collection journeys through the outer reaches of possibility and asks questions about humanity and the web of connections that binds us all.
Gift of the Dathuri
Parenting for Gameaholics
Have you had it up to here with Candyland? Does the very mention of Chutes and Ladders make you run for the liquor cabinet? Perhaps you too had to give up your weekly game night, thanks to an eight o clock bedtime.
Whether you are wistfully eyeing your stash of games, wishing they weren’t gathering dust in the coat closet, or desperately looking for *any* alternative to yet another game of Pretty Pretty Princess, this guide is full of tips and tricks to help you game your way to family togetherness. Or at least get you through game night.
The Family That Games Together Stays Together
In this panel, Mary speaks about raising gamers, getting through some of the challenges of gaming with kids, from overly competitive spirits through making games accessible to kids who aren't reading yet. When schedules allow, Mary's own two gamer offspring will often join in this panel, offering their own thoughts on the experience of growing up geeky!
In this panel, Mary speaks about applying knowledge of all kinds to the art of playing games. From math and science through to language arts, and even gym, Mary shares tips and tricks (and some really great game recommendations) from ten years of experience in the education community.
Readings and Signings
Mary is available for signings or to read short passages of her work at local bookstores, coffee shops, or other appropriate venues, as well as at science fiction conventions or gaming conventions. Contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!