Part-time witch, full-time novelist.
Lover of words, planets, dragons, and mountains.
Wildwood by Colin Meloy
Saints at sea
what to expect:
I am Mary Drover. I am a storyteller. Sometimes, I write them down. My legends are about dragons. Occasionally, they’re about post-apocalyptic science fiction. They take shape in academies for magic, vampire detectives, and faeries. In the dark, my words become space poetry.
I have lived many lives, and found peace along the way. I sing in the car, I obsess about my cats, and I love eating everything but celery.
I believe in laughter, light, and love. I practice yoga, joy, and surrendering. I am a warrior.
That’s all very vague and pretty-sounding, so hey, friendly neighborhood author over here. My roots began in Massachusetts, and will someday replant themselves in New Hampshire amid the White Mountains. I have a BFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English from the University of Maine at Farmington. I am currently working in an office full time, and teach yoga part time. I’m a witch all the times. This blog is dedicated to the crazy inner workings of my mind, and thus will focus on my writing and reading.
What do I write? Mostly YA, and one series of adult high fantasy. 95% of them are magical with the exception of one stubborn teenage boy. I’ve played with dragons, faeries, witches, apocalyptic settings, zombies, and vampires so far, and someday, maybe even mermaids. I also write fanfiction, and highly endorse doing so, all of which can be found on my Archive of Our Own link. My current writing projects can be found here.
What do I read? On average, I read about 7-10 books a month and post wrap-up reviews for them at the end of the month. I’ll read pretty much anything, but gravitate toward YA (preferably with magic or romance), recently middle grade, dead white poets (translation: Rilke & Keats), and some adult (translation: David Mitchell & Joe Hill). This page is always updated with what I’m currently reading.