Maryj59


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Maryj59

About Me

Writing Sample

Here are the first two paragraphs of a story of mine that Sick Lit Magazine published in January:

The first thing she saw was a ceiling. It was gray, so pale it was almost white, and seemed to be made of metal. There was something hard under her body, and a light blue sheet under her. She heard the hiss and murmur of machinery.

She blinked and swallowed. Her mouth felt dry; so did her eyes. She¬†swallowed again and said, “Arnold? Is anyone there?”

https://sicklitmagazine.com/2018/01/12/among-the-stars-by-mary-johnson/

What I Write

I’m basically a person who loves stories! As such, I’m a librarian in my day job. Mornings and evenings, I work on middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as poetry and essays. I focus on family relationships and on fantasy and character driven SF. You can see some of my writing on my author blog, and also on my live journal. Oh – I do also write fanfic from time to time, mostly centering on Severus Snape.

Website

http://mjohnsonstories.net

Twitter Handle

maryj59

Publications

A poem, “Charles Wallace: the Sin of Pride”, in Issue 17, Nonbinary Review, June, 2018.

Short Story, “Among the Stars”, in Sick Lit Magazine, January 12, 2018

Short Story, “Sorrow: a Retelling”, in Sick Lit Magazine, May 5, 2017

Poem “White-Tailed Deer” in Issue 6 of The Westchester Review

Short story (a myth from my YA novel, HONOR) “The Five Blows” in issue 31 of Mythic Circle

Write-a-thon Goals

Writing Goals

I again plan to write every day during the write-a-thon. I’m writing a short story set in the world of my novel, and I hope to finish and edit it during these weeks. I’ll also be writing at least two blog posts, researching for a novel and a possible nonfiction book, and starting to edit my fourth novel, which I actually did complete–that was one of my goals last year!

Fundraising Goals

I want to contribute up to $50 by sponsoring other writers.