Mary Vine

Writing Romance with Humor, Suspense and Inspiration…
Writing Language-based Children’s Books that Educate, Inspire and Give Hope.

Mary describes herself as a late bloomer. She started writing at age 36. With practice and encouragement, she started writing romantic fiction and became a member and officer of a writer’s group.

Her story writing really took off when she discovered the pines, firs and rocky knolls of Northeast Oregon. Mary’s husband enjoyed panning for gold in the creeks, but she fell in love with the mining ghost towns and the history surrounding those areas. Three of her magazine articles based on ghost towns in Northeast Oregon, and the history of the Chinese miners who followed the white man to the mines, were published nationally. Mary has written books with gold mining or boom town settings, including a time travel series back to 1870 in Cracker Creek, which is now called Bourne, Oregon.

Mary is also a leader and speaker for the Idaho Creative Authors Network. She graduated from college and taught speech and language classes to K-12 students. She loved teaching idioms, sayings, expressions and proverbs that are important for language deficient students to learn. Her first children’s book deals with the phrase, THE BIG GUY UPSTAIRS.

Mary’s husband has Multiple Sclerosis and, over the last decade, she has seen firsthand that when unwelcome change comes along there is always something to be thankful for. She wanted people to know this, that there is hope in silver linings. Her latest children’s book displays this hope in BIJU SILVER LINING.


Cove Big Guy Upstairs, picture of a two story house

Big Guy Upstairs

Cover for Biju Silver Lining, picture of a mouse looking at sunshine

Bijou Silver Lining

Cover for A Nugget of Time, time travel romance by Mary Vine

A Nugget of Time

Cover for Goldbrick, a time travel book by Mary Vine


Cover for Summer Solstice, a time travel novella by Mary Vine

Summer Solstice

Cover for Wanting Moore by Mary Vine

Wanting Moore

COver for Dragon Gilby by Mary Vine, Illustrated by Kaylenne Dowling

Dragon Gilby

Cover, Serets of Trillium Falls by Mary Vine. Features a victorian house in a forest background, with a canvas painterly overlay

Secrets of Trillium Falls

Cover for Snake River Rendezvous by Mary Vine. Features a man and woman silhouetted against a foggy background with sun coming through with orange shades

Snake River Rendezvous

Cover for Crime Never Takes A Holiday, A mystery anthology, edited by Paty Jager

Crime Never Takes A Holiday

New cover for 2nd Edition of Maya's Gold by Mary Vine. Features a river among tall pine trees.

Maya’s Gold

Cover image for Whispers 2023 Windtree Press Anthology. Edited by Paty Jager


Cover for A Place to Land by Mar Vine. Features a ranch landscaps against low hills, a sunset, and a wolf in the foreground

A Place to Land