After spending years as a researcher, medical writer and avid romance reader, Mary decided to try her hand at writing a novel. A dedicated horsewoman, she chose the world of Grand Prix show jumping as the setting for her first book, a romantic suspense entitled A Dangerous Dream. Two years later, she is delighted to have published A Dangerous Dream and is now enthusiastically working on her second novel, a paranormal romance about a beautiful witch who is being hunted by a murderer and needs to decide if she will be honest about her legacy with the man determined to help her.
With degrees in nursing from Georgetown University and epidemiology from Yale University, Mary Paine has held positions in the public health and medical communications fields. She lives outside St. Louis with her husband and three children.