Mary Paddock lives in the Missouri Ozarks near Table Rock Lake with her husband and an unspecified number of dogs and cats. When she's not writing, she's gardening, reading, or spending time with her four grown sons and their families.
Speak is her second novel. Other works by Mary include Bright, a commercially published supernatural novel, one science fiction novella, and two collections of previously published short stories (mostly fantasy, some science fiction). She has just completed her second science fiction novella and is hard at work on the next novel.