Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a youth camp, much like the setting for her MG/YA Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. More recently, she has begun writing cozy mysteries for adults under the name M L Hamilton. Her writing has won recognition in several contests, including the Genesis and Selah. Mary is a member of ACFW, CAN, and TAA, as well as two local writers’ groups. In addition to her novels, her credits include articles for Christian periodicals and a play. When not writing, Mary enjoys knitting, photography, and spending time with her grown children. She and her husband of 35+ years make their home in Texas.