Filled with humor, family values, and insights into relationships, "It Starts with a Lie" takes the reader on a life-changing journey as Colette struggles to remain true to herself. Mary Clare Lockman nailed it! —Connie Hill, editor of fiction for all ages

Recent Releases

Mary's latest works, including her spring 2017 young adult fiction release "It Starts With a Lie."

It Starts With a Lie

“It Starts With a Lie” takes place in Red Wing, Minnesota in 1973, and is the sequel to “They’re Always With...

They’re Always With You

The idea for They’re Always With You began in a children’s literature class. The assignment was to write a one-page paper in the voice of a child; from age two to 18. When I sat down to write, the voice of Colette leapt onto the page. I read my one page...

Barefoot, Shoefoot

Barefoot, Shoefoot is flat-spined, easy-reader picturebook featuring delightful animal characters who wear different footwear for different situations, and also enjoy the pleasure of being barefoot from time to time! The lively, colorful illustrations are eye-catching and the simple phrases will help young people build up their basic vocabulary, especially...

Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Against the backdrop of the Rockies, Yellowstone, Lake Superior, Washington, D.C., “Warning! Family Vacations May Be Hazardous to Your Health” is a must for all parents who have looked forward to a family vacation only to pull their hair out strand by strand because their children will not stop...