Mary Smith writes fiction and non-fiction, is a freelance journalist and a poet. She lives in south west Scotland whose landscape is a source of inspiration for her poetry. The history of the area and the astonishingly high numbers of creative artists living in the region provide endless material for her journalism. Much of her work, though, is informed by her years of living and working in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Her experiences of working with Afghan women, many of whom became close friends, in both the city and remote rural areas, mean she brings a high degree of authenticity to her work.
More information on Mary Smith and her work, including samples of poetry and magazine features can be found on her website.