Formerly a research chemist for a pharmaceutical company, Mary Ann Steele grew tired both of the corporate culture and the crowded East. She moved to a small town in Wyoming where she taught physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy in the local public secondary school. Later, she created and taught a popular hands-on science program for the third, fourth and fifth graders in that same rural school district. Living with her husband on a small, family-owned cattle ranch, the author divides her time between ranch work and writing.
Over a fifteen-year-long span, Mary Ann wrote the ten futuristic novels that form an ongoing saga of action, adventure and romance. Although each book stands alone, she wrote them simultaneously, not sequentially, in a sustained burst of creative effort that bordered on obsession. The personalities of the major characters grow in depth and complexity as the saga unfolds. Two mutually hostile worlds populated by the descendents of spacefaring, Earth-born, galactic pioneers form the setting. Although a wealth of research went into the creation of the imagined technology, the science remains muted. The stories focus on the interactions among a host of purely imaginary personalities living action-filled lives in a fictional, futuristic realm.
Biography provided by the author, November 2002.