Mary (Graham) McKelvey was born and raised in the Bushnell-Prairie City, Illinois area, but has strong ties to Missouri and Louisiana. She resided in Southwest Louisiana from 2000-2007 and has once again made her home in Vinton, Louisiana.
Mary started writing stories nearly forty years ago for her daughter, Tina. She continued to write after the birth of her two sons, Josh and Morgan. She is now the grandmother of 12 grandchildren (two sets of twins!) and writes for them as well.
Hector Learn to Chirp is her first published children’s book. Hopefully, more will follow.