Come meet local author, Mary Karlik, who will sign copies of her book, “Magic Heist,” from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 13, at Three Rivers Coffee Company, 2801 N. U.S. Highway 77, Suite 100, Waxahachie.
Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna’s home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn’t find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.
You can find her Texas roots in her indie published, YA contemporary romance Hickville series , which has been described as “100% solid storytelling” and begins with “Welcome to Hickville High,” a “lovely story about growing up.”
She digs deep into her Scottish roots – there is magic there, she just knows it – for her YA epic fantasy Fairy Trafficking series published by Ink Monster Publishing LLC. Her first book, “Magic Harvest,” debuted in September 2018 and reached No. 1 in three categories of YA Fantasy on Amazon.
“Magic Heist,” the second in the series, was released July 9, 2019, and was chosen to be featured as a sneak peek by iBooks.
Karlik recently moved from the beautiful Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico, where she was a certified professional ski instructor, to Texas. She loves visiting Scotland, where she is earning a degree in Gaelic language studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in Skye – part of the University of Highlands and Islands system. She earned her MFA in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, has a B.S. degree from Texas A&M University and is a registered nurse.
Karlik is an active member of the Romance Writers of America and serves on its Ethics Committee. She formerly served on the board of the Young Adult Romance Writers of America.