The Mary Brand... Our consumer society demands to Know More, and that seems to mean taking on a label (or two). When one is brought up with Modesty (you don't talk about yourself) it is a tough nut to crack. HOWEVER, since book promotion and author identity are joined at the hip, I'm going to give it a shot: I am a middle-aged woman, well-traveled (but not nearly well-traveled enough) who has pursued a career of Service (nursing, teaching), believing with all my heart that People are an Eternal Investment. I was blessed with a calling to Motherhood (3 sons) and have learned much. My life has been a twisted thread of Wonder and Loss; I appreciate Beauty in all its guises, and try to pass it along when I can. I am a Franciscan Christian, and have grown through a wide range of Christian expression: liturgical, catholic, pentecostal, orthodox. I am and hope to be ever open-minded, learning something from everyone I meet (as my Lord did). My favorite prayer (courtesy of my youngest, when he was 3) is "Dear Lord, make me Better. Amen." My second favorite? "O LORD, You know!"
Maybe all that personal branding info will help them what needs it!