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insight to her stories. Mary loves long sunrise runs, Smoky Mountain sunsets, and flavored coffee.







​Mary Manners is a country girl at heart who has spent a lifetime exploring her joy of writing. She has two sons, a daughter, and three beautiful grandchildren. She lives in the foothills of East Tennessee with her husband Tim, rescue dog Axel, cats Colby and Jax, and a gaggle of chickens.

A former teacher as well an intermediate school principal, Mary spent three decades sharing her love of learning with students from kindergarten through middle grades. While growing up in Chicago, Mary worked her way through a variety of jobs including paper girl, hot dog vendor, grocery store cashier, lifeguard, swim instructor, pizza chef, and nanny. Many of these experiences led to adventures that bring humor and 

Mary Manners

Mary Manners