Born in Los Angeles, Mary Crawford faced challenges that could fill a series of novels on their own. She was adopted by a family from Springrfield, Oregon, when she was five and grew up there. She attended Western Oregon University where she majored in Psychology and minored in business. During her sophomore year of college, she met her husband, Leonard and they have two children. Mary went back to school to earn her Doctorate’s Degree and became a lawyer specializing in Civil Rights Law and Disability Law.

Outside of writing, Mary enjoys cooking, decorating cakes and reading. In addition, Mary volunteers for a variety of causes. She has published more than two dozen novels with more underway. A portion of sales from each book is donated to a non-profit.