Merry sees mysteries as more than merely page-turning stories. “Mystery gives the reader—and the writer–a safe environment to approach the frightening aspects of life. You know, going in, that normal order is going to be disrupted by something evil and dark. But you also know that order and normalcy will be restored. Unlike in life, where we never know the outcome, we can face fear and evil and darkness and overcome it, at least for the duration of the novel. But within those pages, the mystery gives us the opportunity to look closely at the nature of our fears, and of ourselves.”
In addition to her books, Merry has published pieces in GLAMOUR, THE LADIES’ HOME JOURNAL, AMERICAN WOMAN and many other magazines. Her books have been printed abroad in Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew, French, German, Norwegian, Turkish and Dutch.
A member of The Philadelphia Liars Club, The Authors’ Guild, International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America, Merry lives in Philadelphia. Born and raised in the Midwest (Skokie, IL), she is an alumna of Niles Township High School North, Cornell University (BA) and The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communications (MA).
The mother of two and grandmother of two, Merry is an avid rower, sculling out of Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia, and a member of the Masters Rowing Association.
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