Mary Steer has been writing since before she could guide a pencil on her own (dictating stories to her kindergarten teacher!). Her work (op/ed and reporting) has appeared in print since her first year at university in 1986. More recently her fiction has short-listed or placed in various contests and appeared in a number of publications, both online and in print. She is working on a(nother) novel, but is constantly being seduced by the siren call of flash fiction and short stories. When she’s not attempting alchemy (writing and editing), she likes to dabble in physics (knitting) and chemistry (baking). She also reads a lot and travels when she can.