MARY JANE NIRDLINGER
Ever since her teacher told her she wasn't old enough to read Nancy Drew novels, Mary Jane has been reading everything she could get her hands on. Her family moved several times and she continued the pattern until settling down in North Carolina.
After studying International Relations at American University in Washington, DC, and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, Mary Jane's career path wound through baking, local government, the US Coast Guard, and real-estate development before coming back to her love of a good story. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2020.
She lives with her husband and dog near Chapel Hill and has two college-aged children.