Mary McGinnis has been writing and living in New Mexico since 1972. Her work has been published in over 70 magazines and anthologies. The terrain and spaciousness of New Mexico have inspired her to write poems about nature, and love.
She has published two full length collections, Listening for Cactus(1996) and October Again (2008). As a licensed professional counselor she enjoys serving couples and people with both hidden and visible disabilities. As a woman who is blind, she is inspired to write about the disability experience, as well. She participates in three writing groups where lots of laughter, writing, and sharing of good food and words takes place.