Mary was born in Victoria, grew up in a large family in Victoria and Surrey, and now lives in Vancouver. Her novel Conceit received enthusiastic reviews in Quill & Quire, The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Review, and The Montreal Gazette, and was long-listed for the Giller prize for 2007.
“Buy the book. Find a free weekend and a quiet place. Do not Google. Step away from the remote. Enter London, 1666, the blaze of death and life. Recall what it means to know a world through the surface of a page, created in the words of a gifted stranger, made uniquely yours by your own storehouse of experience and the mystery of your subconscious. Conceit will cut a reviving swath through your tech-addled world. ”
— The Globe and Mail