Mary Morony, Author of the Apron Strings Trilogy

Mary Morony

Mary Morony, Southern Fried Fiction

Mary Morony, Author

                           Photo by Sarah Cramer

Segregated schools and water fountains along with “whites only” restaurants and movie theaters were the norm when I was growing up. I remember the hurled epithets and smashed windows of a society boiling in hatred.

I was one of six kids and had four of my own. As if that didn’t provide sufficient material about family chaos, at the age of forty-something, with a high school daughter and a four-year-old girl still at home, I decided to get a college degree. I earned, and I do mean earned, a B.A. in English with honors at the University of Virginia. My concentration was creative writing.

More recently I pursued additional studies under the tutelage of my seven-year-old granddaughter. Her refresher course in childhood perspective was invaluable in writing this series of books, as are many experience throughout my life.

I was born and raised in Charlottesville, Virginia by my family’s black maid. She taught me love and acceptance with warm, loving humor and unending patience.  The relationship I was privileged to experience taught me much about the human heart and the redemptive power of love, especially between races.


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