As a child growing up on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa, Mary loved school but had nightmares about not getting up in time to make the bus. She did make it to school every day and has created Henry, an imaginative youngster who-in Mary's first book, is in a predicament every morning as his family just can't seem to get him to school on time. And with the release of her second book, Henry has a new problem! He is hungry so he eats and wonders why he doesn't feel big and strong after eating all that junk food. Using years of teaching experiences and stories from children, Mary has created touching tales that will resonate with every child from 3 to 93.
Together with her husband, Mary has raised a daughter and two sons and lives in Northfield, Minnesota. She still spends plenty of time in schools as an author as well as a substitute teacher. Mary attempts to be on time and eat healthy...but may be related to Henry a bit in those departments!