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Debut Author Podcast: Mary Camarillo

Mary Camarillo grew up in North Carolina. Her father worked in aerospace and was transferred to Southern California when she was fourteen. After high school, she went to work for the post office. It might be genetic--both her grandfathers were railway mail clerks. She sorted mail, sold stamps, worked in the accounting office, went to night school, and earned a degree in business administration and eventually, a CPA license.
After retirement, Mary started writing fiction. Her debut novel “The Lockhart Women,” published in June 2021 by She Writes Press, won first place in the Next Generation Indie Awards for first fiction. Her poems and short fiction have appeared in publications such as 166 Palms, The Sonora Review, and The Ear. She lives in Huntington Beach, California with her husband who plays ukulele and their terrorist cat Riley.