Mary lives in the heart of one of the ‘Two Valleys’ in Las Cruces New Mexico, with her husband Norman ‘Skip’ Bailey, Jr. and their Cavachon child-dog, Java. In 2017 she wrote the one-act play, “It is Blood,” which was selected for a performance by the Las Cruces Community Theatre. Whereas the Two Valleys series is a prequel to the notorious and unsolved murders of Albert J. Fountain and his eight-year-old son, her play, “It is Blood,” is a sequel to those events.
Mary has diverse interests but has focused on historical fiction over the last ten years. Her writing is fast-moving, thought-provoking and with just enough wordsmithing to satisfy your artistic hankerings. Since retiring from a diverse career in various planning and design fields, she has devoted herself to writing, being a good spouse, serving her dog Java, and slipping away to the golf course when unchained to the desk.
Her life motto, “I haven’t done it all and I may have done too much, and damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead,” is a fair bellwether for Mary’s writing.
What People Say About Mary’s Work
From start to finish, I relished the tenderness and closeness of Jesus’s new family. That closeness created a comfortable zone to read and learn about those two valleys in the New Mexico desert. .Larry Murley, Author
I’m totally immersed in the story! The detail has me right there with Zio and Jesus!Joy Flemming, Musician
Drama, action, depth, historic context, humor … “The Mesilla” has it all!Victor Zamora, Critic
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