Mary Simses grew up in Darien, Connecticut and started writing stories when she was eight. Several of her stories have been published in literary magazines. Her debut novel is The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Cafe (Little Brown, July 2013). James Patterson said, "If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, you will devour [this book]." Mary now lives in South Florida with her husband, who is also her law partner, and their fifteen-year-old daughter. She loves taking photographs and listening to jazz standards. She also makes a fine blueberry muffin. Find Mary on Facebook.