Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut and began writing stories at the age of seven. After college, where she majored in journalism, she worked in magazine publishing for a few years and then decided to go back to school to become a lawyer. While working as a corporate attorney, Mary enrolled in an evening fiction writing class at a university in Connecticut and began writing short stories “on the side.” Several of her stories were published in literary magazines. Mary finally took the advice of a friend and decided to try writing a novel. That manuscript ultimately became The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café, which was published in 2013 and was adapted for a movie (called The Irresistible Blueberry Farm) for the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel in 2016. The Rules of Love & Grammar is her second novel.
Mary enjoys reading, taking photographs, listening to music (especially old jazz standards), and escaping to Connecticut in the summer. She lives in South Florida with her husband, and they have a daughter who is quite a writer herself.