Mary E Hanks Author
About Mary 

Mary E. Hanks
, a storyteller from childhood, loves reading and writing stories about couples reconciling and the journey that can happen when God touches broken relationships. She and Jason have been married for forty years and raised four fabulous children. They know firsthand what it means to get a second chance with each other, and with God.
Mary worked in Christian education for eighteen years. She still loves Youth Theater, and has written and directed over twenty full-stage productions. She and Jason live in the country near Blanchard, Idaho, with two silly dogs. Besides writing, Mary enjoys reading and meeting her kids for coffee
. Her "bucket list" includes learning how to paint on canvas -- and seeing as many lakes and oceans as she can.

Author Photo credit (top right & first below): Ron Quinn

Mary and Jason 40 years
40 years together!

Mary and Jason posing as old-fashioned farmers.
Here's a silly picture of us country bumpkins.

Mary and Jason Hanks, author and illustrator
Mary and Jason, author and illustrator

Stage Wars Youth Theater Adventures
Holding our new book--Dec. 2013!

Mary holding her first book Winter's Past
Mary holding her first book Winter's Past--Jan. 2013. Yay!

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others. 
I Peter 4:10

You can contact Mary at maryhanks (at)

It's fun when a box of books arrives.
Nothing like a box of new books!

Friends supporting the writer.
Friends and family celebrate with me at my first book signing.

More of Mary's Story:
When we look back on the story of our lives, certain things stand out above every other remembrance, sort of like how the brightest stars in the sky capture our attention with their brilliance. Sure, the other stars are right there, but we don't see them for the magnitude of the others.  read more...

Mary E Hanks, author and playwrightstoryteller  

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Winter's Past (2nd Chance Book 1)
    A Story of 2nd Chances 

Stage Wars (Youth Theater Adventures)
   A Youth-Theater Adventure 

Trouble Junction (Two-Act Play)
   Clean Plays with Heart! 

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