About Mary

Welcome to both teen and adult readers.


Mary Hogan is the bestselling author of TWO SISTERS and the historical novel, THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO. Her latest novel, LEFT: A LOVE STORY, will be published June 19, 2018.


Mary's fiction career began in the Young Adult genre. Her seven teenage novels include: THE SERIOUS KISS, PERFECT GIRL, PRETTY FACE and the SUSANNA Series.


Her books combine humor with real-life drama--stories ranging from growing up in an alcoholic family (THE SERIOUS KISS) to being a curvy girl in body-obsessed Los Angeles (PRETTY FACE)  to the perils of a family full of secrets in the bestselling novel, TWO SISTERS.

THE WOMAN IN THE PHOTO is a tale of class and catastrophe, based on the true story of one of the largest disasters in American history: The Johnstown Flood. This epic novel, set in the Gilded Age, is eerily resonant today.


Mary has also written for several national magazines. Personal stories, mostly, such as "Lasting Lessons" (Woman's Day) about the final days of her mother's life, "Malibu Dreamin'" (Coastal Living) about her longings as a young writer, and "Taking the Peroxide Plunge" (Fitness) about life in the blonde lane. Hint: Who has the time to maintain those roots?!


Currently, Mary's novel TWO SISTERS is in the works to be made into a movie. Stay tuned...


On a personal note, Mary lives in New York City with her husband, Bob, and their freckly Catahoula rescue, Lucy. Woof.