Patreon Writing Class: Diagnosing Story Problems

Mary teaches classes, once a month, for her $25 patrons. The topic rotates, depending on what folks want to know about. This class will be Diagnosing Story Problems. In this workshop, we look at tools to help you figure out where a story has gone wrong, and possible angles of attack to fix the problems. […]

26 Sun

Online Class: Methods of Worldbuilding

Mary is teaching a class on Methods of Worldbuilding. Get tickets here.   In science-fiction and fantasy there is a fascination with constructed worlds. As a writer, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the choices you need to make to create a compelling world. And if you are writing short fiction, the idea of […]

28 Tue

Patreon Writing Date

Join me for monthly online writing dates. 2nd Tuesdays at 7pm Central, I’ll open a teleconference room & offer a writing prompt. We’ll chat for 5 minutes, write for 25, and repeat. If I can’t make it, I’ll ask another pro-writer to step in.   Back Mary on Patreon at the $15 level for this […]

12 Tue

Boskone 55 – Guest of Honor

February 16, 2018 — February 18, 2018
Westin Waterfront Hotel, Boston Get Directions

Mary will be the Guest of Honor at Boskone 55 in Boston from February 16-18, 2018. Get tickets here.  

16 Fri

SiWC at Sea

April 08, 2018 — April 15, 2018
Sail from Galveston, Texas Get Directions

Mary will be presenting at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Cruise from April 8- April 15, 2018. Get tickets here. Imagine writing on a lounge chair, staring out at the deep, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, or having a brand new story inspired by a wander around Roatan. Add to that dinners with presenters, workshops, […]

8 Sun


April 16, 2018 — April 18, 2018
Sundance Resort, Utah Get Directions

Mary will be at Futurescapes at Sundance, Utah from April 16-18, 2018. Apply for the workshop here. The Futurescapes Writers’ Workshop at Sundance Resort offers writers the chance to work with top authors, editors, and agents in speculative fiction (science fiction, horror, fantasy, paranormal, graphic novels, etc.). Each participant will be paired with three faculty […]

16 Mon

Pikes Peak Writers Conference – Keynote Speaker

April 28, 2018 — April 30, 2018
Colorado Springs Marriott 5580 Tech Center Drive Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 Get Directions

Mary will be a keynote speaker at the Pikes Peak Writers Conference in Colorado Springs, April 28-30, 2018. Register for the conference here. Pikes Peak Writers Conference has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere filled with the topics that interest you the most, and perhaps a few topics that you will become interested in after. You will be […]

28 Sat

Worldcon 76

August 16, 2018 — August 20, 2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113 Get Directions

Mary will be at Worldcon 76 in San Jose, CA from August 16-20, 2018. Register here.   1939′s World’s Fair was a long time ago, A group of fans decided a science fiction convention in New York City during the World’s Fair would be fun, so they called it “The World Science Fiction Convention.” They […]

16 Thu