Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a Christian youth camp in southern Wisconsin. After earning her bachelor's degree in Social Work, she served for one year as a VISTA volunteer in Houston, TX. Since then, she's been a preschool teacher, a caseworker for the Texas Dept. of Human Resources, assistant to the director of a hospital volunteer program, and stay-at-home mom.
Initially, Mary wrote inspirational articles, then went on to write "Homespun Angel," a Christmas play. She is a graduate of two Long Ridge Writers' Group courses and her writing has won awards from ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers' Conference, and Writers on the Storm.
Mary's experiences and memories of camp life provide the inspiration for her Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. But her dream has always been to write fiction for adults. With the release of Pendant, a cozy suspense novel, that dream has come true. Her mystery/suspense novels are written under the name M L Hamilton
When not writing, Mary enjoys knitting, spending time with her family, and a little amateur photography. You can see some of her work on Instagram where her handle is mlhamiltonauthor.
She and her husband make their home in Texas.
You can find more about Mary at www.maryhamiltonbooks.com. Her facebook author page can be located here: www.facebook.com/maryhamiltonbooks