Wild Rose Writer penning stories from the foothills of Alberta, Canada

Novels capturing maverick spirit, a sense of freedom with unbridled potential

Children’s books that are lighthearted, but not lightweight

Mary Lynn Cloghesy, Author

My name is Mary Lynn Cloghesy. I’m a fiction writer from Alberta, Canada, and founder of the Leadership Literary Lab.

I grew up in the foothills of the Rockies, so my work reflects a western sensibility. My debut novel, Stories from a Roadside Diner, is nearing completion, and I’m working on an adventure series for young readers.

A modern take on the fabled journey west…

Growing up in Alberta, my books capture a maverick spirit unique to the Canadian west. I don’t write cowboy stories, but contemporary tales about people who are seeking freedom and a new start in the prairies.

The landscape of the foothills is transformational with expansive blue skies, rolling green hills, and white peaks in the distance. It is a place of unbridled potential and unspoken rules, where nature is ever present and peace of mind is possible. You can roam here and smell wild roses in the wind.