from all I left behind,
now I waken
the soul-side of my mind…
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Mary C. M. Phillips is a caffeinated wife, working mother, and writer. Her stories and essays have been published in numerous national bestselling anthologies.  headshot on the hill


Writing stories, essays, and poetry is a way of seeking and creating beauty. It also helps us to see beauty in others. Good words — like choice 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.
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As a musician Mary has recorded and/or toured with artists such as Matthew Sweet, The Wygals, Marti Jones, Don Dixon, and Red Words and has performed musical comedy/satire with Rob Bartlett and Barry Mitchell. To satisfy her talkative inner life, Mary enjoys composing stories, poetry, and writing in the third person.