Mary C. M. Phillips is a caffeinated reader and writer.  Her stories and essays have been published in numerous national best-selling anthologies.
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Writing short stories, inspirational essays and poetry is a way of seeking and creating beauty.  It also helps us to see beauty in others. Good words — like good musical notes — quiet the restless soul. 

As a reader I’m particularly drawn to the works of Jane Austen and am a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).  Some of my writing falls into the Austenesque fan fiction genre such as the novelette, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND COFFEE.      

As a musician I’ve recorded and/or toured nationally with artists such as Matthew Sweet, The Wygals, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, Chris Stamey, Faye Hunter and have performed musical comedy/satire with Rob Bartlett and Barry Mitchell.  

Today, like most of us, I juggle.  I’m a wife, mother and work part time for a private investment firm in New York City.  To satisfy my talkative inner life, I write…coffee always within reach.