M. E. Shotwell grew up in a small town in northeast Ohio, so it was only natural for her to pursue a degree in marine biology. After studying dolphin behavior and great white shark populations, she earned her Ph.D. in Biostatistics in Charleston, South Carolina. It was there, during the arduous dissertation process, where she had the idea to write a book. Creative writing served as a natural escape from technical writing, wedding planning, pregnancy, and job hunting.
M. E. loves incorporating her science and nature background into her fiction. When adulting, she’s a wife to husband Matt and mother to three dragons, sometimes referred to as children when nothing is on fire. She also writes small-town romance as Mary Shotwell.
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