About

Mary C. M. Phillips is a caffeinated wife, working mother, and writer.  Her stories and essays have been published in numerous national best-selling anthologies.
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I enjoy writing inspirational stories about motherhood, couple-hood, and the struggles of daily life.  In today’s world, it’s important to offer an encouraging word whenever possible. 

As a reader, I’m particularly fond of the works of Jane Austen and Edith Wharton. Well-written stories that convey the flaws of human nature are somehow comforting.  They certainly make us feel less alone.     

I’ve recently published an Austenesque novelette titled Pride and Prejudice and Coffee which briefly explores today’s coffee industry. I am also a contributing author of What Jane Austen Didn’t Tell Us! (see sidebar) and a member of JASNA.

Currently, I’m mostly reading and polishing poems for a second chapbook.  It will be a labor of love and not even remotely commercial.    

As a musician (keyboard, bass, vocals) I have recorded and/or toured nationally with Matthew Sweet, The Wygals, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, Chris Stamey, Venus-II, Laura Hawthorne, Rob Bartlett, Barry Mitchell, Red Words and other recording artists.  

Today, like most of us, I juggle.  I’m a wife and 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.