More than anything else, Molly always wanted to be an author.
Following a childhood spent writing cringey self-insert fantasy and obsessing over Tolkien and Egyptology, Molly acquired a BA in Theatre and English from the University of Vermont. She received high honors for her senior thesis, The Quest for the Epic Hero, an eighty page epic poem about a gardener and giant leeches. She went on to obtain a masters in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh, where she attempted to convert the poem to a novel, yet primarily succeeded at shooting tequila and being labeled a "genre writer."
Upon graduating during a recession, Molly promptly had an existential crisis. Writing felt impossible, exhausting, and not freaking fun anymore. She almost gave up. Then, she found slash fanfiction. For the next seven years, Molly wrote for a multitude of fandoms, gaining a following and a fresh love for writing. Her fic has been translated into six languages and has amassed over 1.5 million hits.
Having learned that writing should be fun (imagine that), Molly finally completed her debut novel, A Light From the Nether, after ten years of work. She looks forward to its release in 2023.
Molly has lived in Vermont, Italy, Scotland, and New Zealand, but now shares a little house on the New Hampshire seacoast with her husband. Her parents live five minutes away and they're her best friends. You'll usually find her hiking, cooking, making theatre and art, sitting on the beach, or spoiling her dog, Indiana Bones.
She still enjoys shooting tequila.