Wyoming Author Mary Billiter

Welcome to Wyoming

Hi and welcome to Wyoming! The Cowboy State has played a significant role in many of my published works of fiction – as well as the Golden State. What Wyoming and California have in common is my connection to them.

I grew up in Southern California, biking to the beach, attending concerts in the sand, and after college, it’s where my journalism career began. Wyoming was a surprise. I’ve lived most of my adult life, raising my children in wild, romantic, beautiful, Wyoming. My ties to California and Wyoming are rooted in the land, people, and vibe that each state embodies, which always finds its way into my work.

I’ve written under a few pen names – Mary Billiter, M. Billiter, and Pumpkin Spice for various reasons. The byline may change, but the writing doesn’t.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and my Master of Arts degree in Education. During the day, I work in education for the great state of Wyoming. And, at night, I teach college fiction writing courses.

I’ve been blessed to be the mom to four pretty amazing kids. My identical twin boys are hardworking, fun-loving young adults, my only daughter is a strong, independent young woman, who is away at college, and my youngest son, a high school freshman, keeps me young, on the go, and in touch with reality.

Life is beautiful, messy, and unpredictable. Writing about life and all it’s variations gives me great joy and is my perfect escape. I hope reading is your perfect escape.

Write. Edit. Repeat. Stories Matter.