Neverending Beginnings Media Kit –

How to be Alive Media Kit –



Award-winning author Mary Chris Escobar writes women’s fiction. Her debut novel, Neverending Beginnings was published in 2012 and released in paperback in 2015. Subsequent works include Delayed, How to be Alive and How to Fall. How to be Alive was the winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for the Chick Lit category. Her personal essays have appeared in the The Write Lifestyle magazine (Issue 2, Issue 11), on Women Writers, Women[‘s] Books, the Kobo Writing Life blog, and USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog.

Mary Chris is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association and a past Board Member of James River Writers. She led a popular discussion about indie publishing at the 2013 James River Writers conference and presented the “Surviving Self-Publishing When the Success Is Slow to Come” session at the 2015 Romance Writers of America conference. She is a founding member of First Draught, a monthly podcast and video happy hour about all things writing, publishing, and romance. She is also a founding member of #HBICNation, an online community for female creative entrepreneurs.

In addition to her writing career, Mary Chris is also an academic adviser at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), with a masters degree in Counselor Education. She has participated in a panel discussion about research in fiction with the Focused Inquiry program at the university. Mary Chris lives in Richmond, Virginia in a renovated parking garage with her husband. You can find her just about anywhere with good coffee or craft beer.


Photo credit: Thi Steele Photography

Mary Chris is available for speaking engagements and interviews.




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