Mary Shotwell is the author of small-town romances for every season. Her first romance novel, The Christmas Catch (Carina Press, 2018; Harlequin Special Releases, 2022), received a starred review from Library Journal and was a 2019 Golden Leaf Award finalist for Best First Book. The third book in her Waverly Lake series, Christmas Island, was a 2023 RONE Award Finalist. Her speculative short stories are featured in several anthologies, and her latest nonfiction story can be seen in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Christmas (Simon & Schuster 2022). She lives in Tennessee with her husband and three children and loves holidays, baking anything sweet and hosting movie nights with her kids. Learn more at https://maryshotwell.com.