Mary Leoson

Fiction | Cleveland State University | Class of 2020

About Mary

Leoson teaches English and psychology courses at the college level in Cleveland, Ohio. She loves to write with her dogs at her feet and survives on decaf coffee and protein bars. She holds an MA in English & Writing from Western New Mexico University, an MS in Psychology from Walden University, and is an MFA Candidate at Cleveland State University (NEOMFA – Fiction). Her writing has been featured in the Twisted Vine Literary Journal, TWJ Magazine, The Write Launch, GNU Journal, The Gyara Journal, Genre: Urban Arts, Obra/Artifact, and on NPR’s “This I Believe” series. You can learn more at

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What are you working on now?

I have two upcoming horror fiction pieces coming out shortly. “Marsh Girl” will be published in Untoward Magazine and “The Favor” will be published in Coffin Bell Journal.

I am currently working on a Southern Gothic piece that takes place on a plantation in New Orleans.

What is in your nightstand right now?

The Boatman’s Daughter by Andy Davidson, A Nest of Nightmares by Lisa Tuttle, The Uncanny by Sigmund Freud, One for Sorrow by Christopher Barzak, and I Dream of Microwaves by Imad Rahman

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