Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and raised in western New York State, Mary Morgan Brown received her B.A. degree in English from the State University of New York at Brockport. She taught a few years in Rochester, New York, before
accepting a teaching position in Schaumburg, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where she taught for almost thirty years.

Once her four children were in middle school and high school, she completed her M.Ed degree at National Lewis University. For several years, Mary was also an adjunct education professor at DePaul University. A cross-country move accompanied her recent marriage and early retirement from teaching. She now works for a nonprofit company, which provides affordable quality housing to low-income seniors and families. No matter where she has lived, Mary has always been passionately involved in social justice work and programs for disadvantaged youth.

Although Love Is the Remedy: Poems for a Mending Heart is Ms. Brown's first book of poetry, several poems in this collection have previously been published in magazines and poetry journals. This volume of love poetry charts the ebb and flow of love from its vulnerability, deep longing, excitement, contentment, disappointment, and rejection to its willingness to try again.

Mary Morgan Brown currently resides in Oakland, California, with her husband Gregg, a mission developer for a new church start.