“Start early and work hard. A writer’s apprenticeship usually involves writing a million words (which are then discarded) before he’s almost ready to begin. That takes a while.”
Mary Sturgeon was born in November of 1979 to a depressingly normal family, with a deplorable lack of the childhood dysfunction that normally molds talented writers of the genre. As such, she was forced to create her own strangeness, and found her first triumph in first grade with the wildly successful Deadly Pumpkin series. It was wildly successful in that it led to a parent teacher conference, was widely read by the first grade crowd at Orchard Drive elementary, and introduced her to the addictive nature of writing about the unusual.
Today, Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest, and when she isn’t working on her latest speculative novel or short story, she is busy educating her two kids or indulging in her gaming habit (D&D, M:TG, MMOs, console RPGs; if it has an abbreviation, it’s probably on the list!)