Mary L. Grow is a cultural anthropologist and Fulbright-Hays Research Scholar. Her ethnographies have been published by Yale University Press, Smithsonian Institution, and Asian Theatre Journal, among others. Short stories and award-winning poetry have appeared in numerous literary journals (The Dalhousie Review, Rosebud, Gargoyle, Capitola Review) and broadsides.
For a lark, and to work with her husband, artist and illustrator Jean-Marc Richel, she has published two children's chapter books, Chester Meets The Walker House Ghost and Chester & The Mystery of the Tilted World. Both have become cult classics among cat lovers. An intrepid traveler, Mary has performed with itinerant puppet theatre troupes in both the US and Southeast Asia. She lives in the countryside, north of Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and a flock of curious peacocks.