Merry Mercurial has worked as a professional editor, book reviewer, and literary agent; she is mostly, however, a writer.
Her short fiction has appeared in, or is slated to appear in, Front Porch Review, Literally Stories, The Short Tale 100, Sotto Voce, Writers’ Bloc (Rutgers), Diet Soap, Pif Magazine, and Dark Sky Magazine, among other journals.
Her favorite authors are Kaye Gibbons, Iris Murdoch, John Irving, Jay McInerney, and Andrew Miller; her favorite books from each, respectively: Charms for the Easy Life; The Sea, the Sea; A Widow for One Year; Bright Lights, Big City; and Ingenious Pain.
Outside of writing and reading, she enjoys music–playing or listening to–and spending time with her family. Merry has schizoaffective disorder and frequently writes about the labyrinthine components of mental illness.
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