About

Mary C. M. Phillips is a caffeinated wife, working mom, writer, and reader.  Her work has 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, my taste widely varies.  I’m particularly fond of the works of Jane Austen and Edith Wharton. Well-written books that convey the flaws of human nature are somehow comforting.  They certainly make us feel less alone.     

In March 2018, I took a step into the unknown world of self-publishing with my first novelette, Pride and Prejudice and Coffee.  Turns out, this new world is not as scary as I once had thought.

And so — with fear now abated and nothing to lose but pride (which is never good for anyone anyway) — I’ve decided to assemble my favorite essays and poems into one unique book and (God-willing) release it by year-end.  It will be a labor of love and not even remotely commercial.    

As a musician, I have recorded and/or toured nationally with artists such as Matthew Sweet, The Wygals, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, Laura Hawthorne, Rob Bartlett, Barry Mitchell, and most recently, Red Words.   

Today, like most of us, I juggle.  I’m a wife, mom, and work part time in New York City.  To satisfy my talkative inner life, I write (with coffee always within reach).   

God bless.