Mary Smith

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Mary Smith lives in South West Scotland. She writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry as well as working as a freelance journalist. Oh, and she’s written a play, which will be on tour in the Dumfries & Galloway region in 2016.

One day, she hopes she will decide what kind of writer she really is and focus on that – in the meantime she has fun trying out different genres.

Her novel, No More Mulberries and her memoir, Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni, are both the result of her experiences working in Pakistan and Afghanistan for ten years. Some of her poetry is also from this period of her life but also ranges from childhood memories to landscapes.

She had to take time out from writing to be a full time carer for her father who had dementia. She blogs on about this and is in the process of turning her blog into a book.

She is also working in collaboration with a photographer on a local history book – and will definitely get the follow up to No More Mulberries finished.

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