Get to Know Mary

To be honest, I am not a fan of the phrase, “About Me”. Especially following a recent sermon that warned against the frequently touted phrase, “It’s not about you. It’s about God.” True. It’s also about His word, His people. But I get it. When you visit a website, naturally you’d want to know something about the heart of the author before choosing to subscribe.

That being said, I am married to Bruce Gerritt Felkins. Our quiver has been amply blessed with four children, Anthony, Alexandra, Jonathan, and Caroline. Parenting is God’s curriculum for how very much I need Him. It’s not for the faint of heart.

I love all things romance…

~A perfectly planned and executed proposal

~ A bride in white floating down the aisle (or meadow, or shoreline, or barn) to Jeremiah Clarke’s classic Trumpet Voluntare toward her dashing lover in black tux

~The mesmerizing full moon with its radiant light slicing across the glassy, black surface of the ocean

~The brilliance of a multi-colored sugar maple tree

~A hero’s welcome (always has me reaching for a tissue)

I find scripture to be the most romantic writing ever. The scene in Revelation 19:11 is particularly captivating. Christ presents Himself as the Rider on a white horse. His robe is dipped in blood. He is Faithful and True. His angel armies on white horses follow Him as they prepare to do business with the enemy.

I love hilarity. The way I see it, the alternative to laughing is, well, crying.

My passion? Writing. Since I first learned to scribble stories on notebook paper and staple the pages together to create a book. In my former career as a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, I wrote most of my own teaching material. My first “published” work was in junior high. That baby even had chapters. And was complete with my own illustrations. Nope, you can’t read it. Who knew about crafting a workable plot at the age of 12?

After a few years’ coaching via My Book Therapy (, my current novel is under contract with Pelican Book Group ( The genre is inspirational romance, of course, because the world needs more happily ever afters.