Award-winning poet and mystery writer Mary Logue was born and grew up in Minnesota. She has since lived in New York City, France, Belgium, and Tucson, Arizona, but has always come back home to the Midwest. She has published seven adult mysteries—Red Lake of the Heart, Still Explosion, and five in the Claire Watkins series: Blood Country, Dark Coulee, Glare Ice, Bone Harvest, and Poison Heart. Dark Coulee won the Minnesota Book Award for Popular Fiction in 2000. Snatched, first in a series of young-adult mysteries co-authored with Pete Hautman, was published in 2006 by Putnam.
Mary has published three collections of poetry Discriminating Evidence and Settling, and Meticulous Attachment. Her other publishing credits include a book about her grandmother, Halfway Home, and nine children’s books, including young adult novel Dancing with an Alien. She has taught writing at The Loft in Minneapolis and Hamline University in St. Paul for many years, and has served as an editor for book publishers, journals, and magazines. Her reviews, opinion pieces, and articles have appeared in publications as diverse as Village Voice, Minnesota Monthly, Hungry Mind Review, American Quilter Magazine, and the New York Times.
Mary lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin.