Mary Morrow began her fiction writing career in the early morning hours while teaching third grade. Her work ranges from children's books to mystery to historical romantic romps. She brings a wealth of life experiences to her stories. Besides her years in the classroom, she has clerked in a family-owned grocery, a pharmacy, and in department stores. While attending college, she worked as a telephone operator in Kentucky and Ohio.
Mary has two handsome sons, two beautiful daughters-in-law, and three adorable grandchildren. She makes her home in Kentucky with her principal male character-husband Frank.
The idea for AN INNOCENT RUSE came to me while I sat in the stands of Old Fort Henry, an outdoor military museum in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In awe, I watched the Fort Henry Guard drill in their scarlet coats. As I listened to the shrill note of the martial fife, I dreamed of a heroine who would come from a background of that Upper Canadian citadel with its flanking ditches and Martello towers. Only a few pages in the book refer to the fort, but it was my starting point.