Do you write with a pen name? If so, what is it?
No, I don’t write with a pen name. If I did, I think I would be Mary MacLearn. I like the sound of it. It’s catchy. Plus, as a teacher, I like the last name MacLearn.
In which country were you born, and which one do you live now?
I was born and raised in Canada. My dad was in the military so we moved around when I was younger. We settled in Nova Scotia 34 years ago.
Which genres do you write in?
I like writing for children and young adults; mostly realistic fiction with a bit of fantasy (or at least a magical component). I especially enjoy writing children’s picture books.
How many books have you had published? (Feel free to name a few of the most recent)
Just one. My first picture book called Messy Jessy is scheduled to be released in December.