Mary Strand

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Gender Female
Industry Publishing
Occupation Writer
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Introduction Mary Strand is a Minneapolis-based novelist and songwriter who would rather be living in Paris while writing books, rocking out on guitar in a classic-rock band, and playing pro basketball. Oh, and eating banana-chocolate crêpes. She practiced law in a large Minneapolis firm for 16 years until the day she set aside her pointy-toed shoes (or most of them) and escaped the land of mergers and acquisitions to write novels. The first novel she wrote, Cooper’s Folly, won RWA’s Golden Heart award and was her debut novel. She writers YA, women's fiction, and romantic comedy. On the YA front, she wrote a four-book YA series, The Bennet Sisters. A reader called Pride, Prejudice, and Push-Up Bras, the first in the series, “A fun, fast-paced, smart reimagining of a beloved classic.” Mary lives on a lake in Minneapolis with her husband, two cute kidlets, and a stuffed monkey named Philip. When not writing, she lives for sports, travel, guitar, dancing (badly), and ill-advised adventures that offer a high probability of injury to herself and others.