Mary Ricksen

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Occupation author
Location West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Introduction I moved to Florida in 1980. I was born in Vt., but it's cold sooo long, I'll settle for scenic North Carolina. I enjoy the change of seasons. Spring, summer, winter, and fall, all have such a unique flavor; here it's just too subtle. I loved to ride horses more than anything. My dog Junior is a character in my first book, and there will be more of my pets in my next book. We moved a lot when I was young, from Canada to New York, and from Texas, to Florida. I met all kinds of people, and I find that the more rural it is, the more friendly people are. I have been married for a long time. So long it's like he's my left hip. But I'll keep him, he can fix anything! I have a beautiful secret garden, with everything from Plumeria, to Penta. There is nothing better than sitting out there with a good book and seeing the palms and ferns wave in the breezes, in winter, the real time to be here in Florida. I have written and published my first book in a series that takes place on Lake Champlain in Vermont. My always home. The only thing like the Green Mountains are the Great Smokey's, and a little town called Bryson City, NC. My next home, hopefully!
Interests reading, writing, flowers & other plants, dogs, horses and cats
Favorite Movies Hidalgo, Wizard Of OZ, Gone With The Wind, ET, Journey to the Center of The Earth, Independence Day
Favorite Music Josh Groban, and a little bit of a lot of other kinds music, including the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Stones, and who couldn't have loved Three Dog Night and Malcolm in the early seventies!
Favorite Books All of them. But especially Diana Gabaldon, Piers Anthony, Anne McCaffrey, Bonnie Vanak, Flora Speer, and all the great time travel romance writers.

When you've got water stuck in your ear, how do you get it out?

Jump up and down on one leg,and shake your head till it comes out. Hopefully no brains leak out at the time you do this. So be carefull.