Mary has always had a creative hunger she loved to feed, starting with her work in the darkroom manipulating and producing photographs. When computers changed the landscape of the commercial darkroom, she turned to photography, shooting folk CD covers and knitting books, as well as to gardening, to naming her delightful Australian Shepherd after her music goddess Emmylou Harris, and to crafting her daughter’s crazy ideas for Halloween costumes—a door, a woman sitting in an armchair, and the huge Gimme Five hand the year she came home from school and complained about the boys slapping her back all day!
A few years ago, she picked up LaVyrle Spencer’s Morning Glory and became hooked on romance. Mary discovered Harlequin Superromance and knew she wanted to write these heartfelt stories of love, family, perseverance and happy endings, about very human heroes and heroines graced with backbone, strength of character and hope. She loves that moment when, even though it looks like these characters will never be able to make their love work, they then, against impossible odds, do.
In 2005, she was a finalist in RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. She has since won writing awards and has had eighteen books published. The fifth book in her Harlequin Western Rodeo, Montana, series, RODEO FAMILY, is in bookstores now. Who knew daydreaming could be so rewarding?
Mary indulges her passion for puzzles, cooking and meeting new people in her hometown of Toronto. Follow her on Facebook to learn more about her and the small towns she creates.
5 responses to “ABOUT ME”
Hi Mary. I just finished the book. NO ORDINARY HOME. I was so happy to see that Austin & Finn had their own story … What a wonderful story . I cried ,, It also made me laugh .. I am so looking forward to your next book.
Love your writing Mary. Take care . A Great Fan. Rita Cosman
Rita, thank you so much for being such a wonderful fan and supporting my work, and for this awesome comment! I loved ‘finishing’ Austin’s and Finn’s stories. I just signed a contract with Harlequin for two more Superromances, so I will let you know when they will be coming out. I can’t believe that it’s September already. Where did the summer go??? LOL Have a great autumn. Mary
Dear Ms Sullivan–I just finished NO ORDINARY HOME and have never been so drawn in to a story before.There was something so unique about Austin and Grace’s story that I was hooked in the first 10 pages. I’ve been reading Harlequin books for many, many years and have never had a book touch me like this. I was so involved with the story line that I finished reading it in 3 hours. KUDOS and Thank You. JB
Hi Mary I just finished reading dear blue sky and I want to read more.But I have a question , how many books have you written I am doing a report on you in school about your life and your books.
Hi, Brooke. I’m afraid you have the wrong Mary Sullivan. I write romance novels. The Mary Sullivan you are looking for has here website here:
I hope this helps 🙂