Born in Brooklyn, Mary spent most of her 20’s in Hawaii. She currently lives in Sonoma County, CA, where vineyards cover the hillsides and her children grew up. Wherever she lives, Mary always makes the very best friends. She’s a freelance illustrator, mostly for quilt books. She designs and makes her own quilts, which is about as much fun as she needs to have. She fills gaps between quilts with music (live whenever possible) and good stories (written and filmed). She likes beach vacations and thinks not much beats a good road trip. Mary’s a sextagenarian, but not a vegetarian.