Mary Ting

Mary is an international bestselling, award-winning author. She writes soulful, spellbinding stories that excite the imagination and captivate readers around the world. Her books span a wide range of genres, and her storytelling talents have earned a devoted legion of fans, as well as garnered critical praise.

Becoming an author happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she had in high school. After realizing she wanted to become a full-time author, Mary retired from teaching after twenty years. She also had the privilege of touring with the Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children's chapter book: No Bullies Allowed.

Mary resides in Southern California with her husband, two children, and two little dogs, Mochi and Mocha. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Being a huge Twilight fan, Mary was inspired to make book-themed jewelry and occasionally gives it away as prizes to her fans.


Books and Awards

When the Wind Chimes (11/2020)
  • 2021 New York Book Festival Winner in Romance
  • 2020 Chatelaine Book Awards Romantic Fiction Grand Prize Winner
  • 2020 Kops-Fetherling International Book Awards Winner in Fiction: Romance
  • 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Bronze Medal in Romance
  • 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in Romance
ISAN (5/2018)
  • 31st Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Medal Winner in Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 2018 American Fiction Awards Winner in Science Fiction: Post-Apocalyptic
  • 2018 International Book Awards Winner in Science Fiction
  • 2019 Readers’ Favorite Awards Winner in Young Adult Thriller
  • 2018 Readers’ Favorite Awards Winner in Young Adult Action
  • 2019 Silver Falchion Book Awards Finalist in Action Adventure
  • 2019 Moonbeam Children's Books Awards Silver Medal in Young Adult Fiction: Fantasy/SciFi
  • 2018 Hollywood Book Festival First Runner Up in Science Fiction
Jaclyn and the Beanstalk (9/2018)
  • 2019 Illumination Book Awards Bronze Medal: Juvenile / Young Adult Fiction
  • 2018 Hollywood Book Festival First Runner Up in Unpublished Manuscript
From Gods
  • InD’Tale Magazine RONE Award Finalist in Young Adult
The Chosen Knights
  • 2016 Readers’ Favorite Awards Silver Winner in Young Adult Fantasy
  • 2012 Readers’ Favorite Awards Gold Winner in Young Adult Fiction
My Clarity (as M. Clarke)
  • 2014 Readers’ Favorite Awards Gold Winner in Romance

International BestSelling Something Great Series written under M. Clarke


BookExpo, New York Rights Fair, Times Square 2019

BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge 2019: Meet These Great Vesuvian Books Authors


BookExpo's Librarians' Lounge announcement in Publishers Weekly.
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Times Square — May 31, 2019