Author Archives: Mary Ann Rivers

About Mary Ann Rivers

Mary Ann Rivers writes smart and emotional contemporary romance. Read more >

Telling a Story is Sometimes the Only Next Thing to Do

I don’t talk very much about my kid on the open internet, which is less about how I feel about privacy and the internet, and more about how I feel about both consent and future conversation I may have with … Continue reading

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Secrets and Light

I was very young when I became interested, so interested in stories of people doing something in secret. Secret drinking, secret gambling, secret boyfriends, secret girlfriends, secret/second families, secret lives. I didn’t go to church very often, but I remember … Continue reading

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Women (and Girls) and Music ~ Part Three

Finalizing line edits on a manuscript of mine about a musician recently, I thought of my first, serious studio music lessons with my cello professor. I started with him when I was twelve, after three years working with one of … Continue reading

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