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Born in the Bronx, raised in Miami, relocated to Houston – Mary is of Puerto Rican descent, a mother to four grown children, “Mimi” to a couple of gorgeous grandchildren, and happily married (the second time around) to a phenomenal man for twenty-five years.

Mary A. Pérez is the author of "Running in Heels: A Memoir of Grit and Grace", her debut memoir of the turbulent and uncertain childhood she survived, unlike her sister.

Mary was born to a Puerto Rican immigrant family in the Bronx of New York and moved to Miami, Florida in 1962. Her childhood story played out against the backdrop of constant social change which defined the 1960s and forever altered the landscape for future generations. With political tensions of the time raging during
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Mary A. Pérez Got a story? Write and keep on writing. Find a writing group and surround yourself with polished writers and authors, and glean from them.
Mary A. Pérez In wanting my children to know something about the struggles that I endured as a child, and the perseverance it took to come to the place of…moreIn wanting my children to know something about the struggles that I endured as a child, and the perseverance it took to come to the place of inner-healing. Naturally, they had their own pre-conceived ideas, but not in quite grasping the painful circumstances that were involved. They just took things for granted and were accustomed to seeing their momma strong and capable, as if some kind of super-woman, never realizing the sacrifices she endured.

I lived it. I am a survivor and I have a voice. What may have started out as something only intended for my children, turned into something greater, thereby wanting to inspire others who were walking through similar circumstances that I once walked.(less)
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A Tale of Three Mothers

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …”



As I contemplated writing this piece, I was reminded of the famous opening line in the classic novel,A Tale of Two Cities.


Please bear with me as I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and attempt to express the stirrings of my heart. While difficult to write, write I must!


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"Sad, but Encouraging

This story breaks my heart. I can’t imagine having to go through some of the things this family endured. It made me stop and take notice of how blessed I really am. I’m thankful Mary had her grandparents and others to help her..." Read more of this review »
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"Raised by an addict and a somewhat absent mother, saved, at times, by her loving grandparents, this author's memoir is packed with sorrow, fear, hope, and most importantly, faith --faith in God and faith one's self. An engaging story that should b..." Read more of this review »
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"Running in Heels .. what a book !!..
I opened it and got stuck on it immediately and couldn’t put put it down until I finished. I cried, I laughed, and I really got to know Maryann on a different level. Her simple way of trusting God gave me a dif..." Read more of this review »
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