Mary Stanley is an emerging editor and fiction writer from the Illawarra in Australia. Mary writes fiction in a variety of genres, however, she considers herself to predominantly be an SF and horror writer. For some time now, she has been working toward completing her first novel, the post-apocalyptic thriller ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’. Alongside her first novel, she is working on a novella and a short story anthology, both of which centre on the Macedonian community and family as she has experienced it.

Mary is set to graduate from a Bachelor of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong soon. She has attended the Creative Writing Summer School at the University of Cambridge in August 2016 and the International Summer School—Creative Writing Program at the University of East Anglia in June and July 2017.

Mary has been the Media and Marketing intern for the South Coast Writers Centre since December 2016. In May 2017, she was part of the Production Crew for the theatre show ‘Bridge Works’ at the Phoenix Theatre. Bridge Works featured six short plays submitted by emerging young playwrights and provided a space for acting students to showcase their talents. She is currently working on a horror show that will go onstage in late 2018 for which she will submit a script and exercise her directorial skills.