Mary Mackie

Agent: Megan Carroll

Mary Mackie has been ‘scribbling’ since she was eight. Her work has been read around the world, in hardback, paperback, large print and in many foreign translations.

Most of her work has been fiction, mainly contemporary romantic suspense and the odd ‘hot historical’ (bodice ripper – ooh!), and recently longer historical sagas set in periods ranging from the Iron Age to the First World War, all with Norfolk as their setting. Non-fiction includes two best-sellers about life with the National Trust; a history of the Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service, commissioned  by the Service; and the story of Mrs Louisa Cresswell, who farmed at Sandringham in Victorian times and caused problems for the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII).

During lock-down Mary kept herself occupied by writing a trilogy — a family saga loosely based on the real-life story of a regiment of Scottish soldiers known as The Lovat Scouts.

She also writes short stories and occasionally dabbles in play-writing and poetry. And when people ask, the answer is ‘Yes, still scribbling’.