Mary Metcalfe holds a Master of Science in Communication Management from Syracuse University, New York and an Honours Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Following a lengthy career in public relations, public affairs and marketing communications, Mary shifted to her next career as a published author of three novels and full-time book editor.

During over 35 years in communications, marketing, writing and editing, Mary has worked with hundreds of clients in consulting, ranging from the public sector (dozens of federal departments, agencies, corporations and commissions), the non-profit sector (e.g. CARE Canada, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, the Schizophrenia Society of Canada) and the private sector  (e.g. Bell-Northern Research,  AECL,).  She has authored numerous technical reports and has taught courses at the university and college level. 

She is a former board member (seven years executive) of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) - Ottawa and a former member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She is currently a member of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society with over half a dozen content edits of aviation history books.

She now enjoys life on a small but picturesque lakefront property in rural Quebec, Canada with her husband, rescue dog Karma and the Cat Sisters: Sushi, Taco and Cleo.