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Mary Crum

Mary Crum

Mont Alto, PA 17237
Website: http://mlcrum1.wix.com/author

Hello! Some would say I have a lived a quiet, simple life. Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, I lived in the same house for my first eighteen years. I went on to earn a Bachelors of Science and became a teacher. I have been teaching students for more than fifteen years, during which time I furthered my education and obtained a Masters in Reading. Teaching remains a passion in my life, so much so, I always envisioned myself as only a teacher, until last year.

Twelve months ago, divine inspiration stepped in, and I was reminded of my forgotten passion - writing. I had been an avid writer throughout my childhood and into my teens. My love of writing extended into college where my focus slowly then turned to teaching others. Somewhere along the line, between college, a new career and family, the joy of writing for myself became secondary.

I am pleased to say I have rediscovered this joy. I started writing again for the first time in years and the result is this brand new novel, Irony of Time. Following this debut, the parallel novel, Hope with Stickers, is scheduled to be published in 2015.

I continue to lead a quiet life in Pennsylvania with my husband of twenty years and our two spirited children. You could say, writing is now my third child. Going forward, as we enter the teenage years with our first born, I am looking forward to this interesting new chapter in my life as I begin my journey to become an author.