Mary W. Walters is the author of three novels (Rita Just Wants to Be Thin, The Woman Upstairs and Bitters) and co-author with John A. Aragon of The Adventures of Don Valiente and the Apache Canyon Kid. She has also published a collection of short stories (Cool).
In addition, Mary is the author of a book on grantwriting for academics (Write an Effective Funding Application: A Guide for Researchers and Scholars, the Johns Hopkins University Press) and has created three series of podcasts on grantwriting: for writers and artists; community groups; and researchers and scholars.
She has won a Writers Guild of Alberta award for Excellence in Writing and an Alberta Achievement Award, and has been shortlisted for The Journey Prize and several other writing awards. She lives in Toronto.