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Mary Berman writes mostly – but not exclusively – fantasy and science fiction, both adult and YA. She earned her MFA in creative writing from the University of Mississippi, where she was a Graduate Excellence Fellow. She also has a BA in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University.
She has taught undergraduate fiction workshops; co-hosted the Broken English Reading Series in Oxford, Mississippi; and served as the Logistics Chair for the New York writers’ conference BinderCon. She is an Active Member of SFWA, a member of the Codex Writers' Forum, and a former first reader for the interactive fiction magazine sub-Q.
By day, Mary works in the PhD in Creativity program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In her spare time, she takes fitness classes and antagonizes her cat.
Published Apr 25, 2021 · 540 words (2 minutes) · 78 views
It turns out The Wall – a ten-foot-high, two-foot-thick slab of iron-spiked, barbed-wire-topped concrete, spanning the border between the nations of Grattland and Niai – is not working. This is a humorous little ditty about how border walls are stupid.
Published Jul 3, 2020 · 5,390 words (20 minutes) · 280 views
A swarm of invisible cockroaches has brought the apocalypse to Earth – and a fiercely entomophobic teenager is the only one who can see them.