Mary’s work has appeared in Amsterdam Quarterly, Braided Way, Ruminate Magazine, The Colorado Sun, BlueHouse Journal, and The Writers Workshop Review. Her first collection of essays, At Home in the Elk River Valley: Reflections on Family, Place and the West, was recognized as a 2012 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist in Regional Non-Fiction.
She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Regis University where she worked with David Lazar, co-editor of After Montaigne: Essayists Cover the Essayists.
Mary and her husband raise quarter horses, cattle, and hay on their ranch in the Elk River Valley of northwestern Colorado.
She can be reached at www.marybkurtz.com