Mary D’Amore is an American artist and author living on the Sourland Mountain in New Jersey with her husband Mike. She has been painting and writing since retiring as a Director of Educational and Information Technology.

This is her first venture into writing and illustrating children’s books. Her homemade “storybooks” heretofore were written for and given to her grandsons Jacob and Henry.

Mary is also a cook and “creative space designer” who has turned every outbuilding of her small farmstead into a painter’s studio, textile crafter’s studio, and writer’s cabin respectively.