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 Mary Rogers

Because Love Conquers All

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Meet Author Mary Rogers


My name is Mary Rogers and I am a native Brooklynite who settled in Southern California with my husband, four kids, and way too many rescue animals. A writer of romance fiction for more than 15 years, I hold degrees in creative writing from Chester College, education from Vanguard University, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. I am also a member of Romance Writers of America.


Who Am I?

The most current iteration of Mary (v.56.3) is a middle-class, middle-aged emptying nester, beginning traveler, triple-citizen, and devoted pizza and wine lover who bakes like mad. She would be a plant-based eater if not for bacon and the milk in her tea, and she considers being happy an art form. She does yoga, but stinks at it. She loves to dance, but offers more comedic styling than Joffrey Ballet. She believes in making my own reality, and manifesting my own best destiny.

A Love for Books

Coming from a family of readers, I have a serious addiction to books–and realized that I wanted to write them, too. A former teacher, published poet, personal essayist, and political editorialist, I have turned my pen to writing romance–my favorite. I read romance like other people change their underwear. Believing that you should write what you know and live, I am inspired by my own romance hero, my ever stalwart husband and our long marriage together. Inspiration also comes from my wonderful children who I kind of like (really, it depends on the day), my uber-spoiled pets, and my incredible friends for the examples of what true love really looks like, and for the wine.

Mary Rogers

Mary Rogers

Happy Endings

I wholeheartedly believe in love and happily ever after. That must be why I love to write happy endings! You wouldn't know it from the way romance novels are kept in the back seat of popular culture, but people who read romance novels often have higher degrees and greater success in a wide range of areas. The truth is that romance is an empowering way to make people happy, which is all too rare in our world.