Mary Criswell-Carpenter writes Christian Historical Fiction in her Mail Order Bride Series, non-fiction ebooks, and historical fiction that is not romance. She has 6 books on the drawing board right now.
Mary is a voracious reader of all genres except explicit horror, and loves sunshine, God, chihuahuas, to write, to read, and quilt. She is married, has two chihuahuas, and three children, Trey, Melanie, and Steven, grown and scattered throughout the United States. She has 12 grandchildren.
She is a graduate of both Ottawa University and Saint Paul School of Theology and served as a United Methodist Pastor in the Little Rock Annual Conference and the Kansas East Annual Conference. She now resides in Mississippi in a small country town near the Tennessee River.