Mary Cantell graduated with a B.A. in English Writing, became a radio/TV broadcaster, and sidelined as a newspaper columnist. Her day job found her reporting Philadelphia’s traffic conditions as well as hard news, weather, and sports inside an 8x8 foot booth. It was not so glamorous—at least, not from her vantage point. When she was laid off after 16 years in the news biz (and lost her newspaper column as well, all in the same week), it was obviously a blessing from God now to have the time to write a novel. Her Glass Heart is the result. While resuming another newspaper role as a syndicated columnist of all things A&E related for the past five years, her freelance writing of every genre has found publication in various magazines and book anthologies. Along with her love for chocolate and playing chess, Mary enjoys mountain hiking with her husband and watching black-and-white film classics.