Mary J. Nichols

Author of the Fates of Emvarr Collection

Mary was born and raised in Michigan, and is one of the youngest of a family of ten. A love for reading at a young age, she had a strong imagination, one that quickly grew when Dungeons & Dragons was introduced into her family when she was seven years old. The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman has been her favorite series since she was fifteen, and the two authors continue to be her biggest inspirations.

Over the past fourteen years, while building a family and working at a family-owned restaurant, Mary has written, edited, scrapped, restarted, and continues to perfect the world of Emvarr. She had several short stories published in different genres, including some under a former pseudonym. However, her true love is medieval fantasy with varying degrees of romance.

Mary still lives in Michigan with her husband and children and two spoiled dachshunds.