About Mara

authorphoto2Aside from my Texas beginning, I spent the first two decades of my life in the Arkansas Ozarks. I primarily write young adult fiction about my first love–horses–although I’ve also been known to write speculative and paranormal fiction. My stand-alone novel Finding Daylight was a semi-finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award and my short stories have been recognized by Writer’s Digest and starred in Kirkus Reviews, as well as having won the Thoroughbred Times Fiction Contest.

When I’m not writing, I’m a librarian at a small college outside of Cleveland, Ohio. I live with a husband, two ridiculous cats, and a tiny infant daughter.