Mary D. Wasson, author, had a successful career working for a Fortune 500 company when she felt the calling to write books. It seemed foreign and almost impossible because as she remembers saying, “I am salesperson not a writer.” Well, God had other plans.

He needed only one thing from Mary – her obedience. Followed by her commitment, to write and rewrite and write again, her mother’s powerful, heart wrenching story. Mary never realized it would take more than ten years to complete her most important writing project.

In the months that turned into years, Mary would say to God, “Please don’t give up on me and I won’t give up on You.” The waiting period seemed long and sometimes lonely, but she patiently waited on His timing to publish the biography.

In the meantime, Jesus opened the opportunity for Mary to write and publish Potter’s Hand Poetry, which Mary calls “My love story between Jesus and me.” She was amazed how He poured the gift of writing into her life through poems. A few years later, Marvel in your Autistic Eyes was released to encourage families to marvel at the beauty and uniqueness of every child with autism.

Mary is thrilled to announce the release of A Rose with Broken Thorns, Esperanza’s Story: Redemption from Human Trafficking. This inspiring story offers hope as her elderly mother sits on the steps of the mission she established over twenty five years ago and goes back in time to share her story. From a poverty-stricken child in Guatemala to a quest to become an American citizen, and from victim to victor, Esperanza shows “nothing is impossible with God” as He gave her supernatural thorns to protect her so she could accomplish her purpose in life.

Mary resides in North Mississippi with her husband, Mark, and their children, Ethan and Mia Faith. Her family is actively involved in the Santa Fe Mission in Guatemala, Central America as they share in the legacy her mother started.

Mary continues to write in many genres and uses the creativity her children offer to inspire many new stories. As one friend said, “When you visit with Mary, you feel warm and cared for and when you depart, you feel encouraged and inspired.” So, stay awhile or open one of her books and discover how she writes from the heart!

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Mary D. Wasson shares the story of her mother, Esperanza, who escaped her abuser and though many scars remained, this rose was given supernatural thorns to fulfill her purpose of establishing a mission in Guatemala.

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In this journey alongside her son, who has autism, Christ opens her eyes to the beautiful character qualities of children with autism. Mary encourages other families to marvel at the beauty and uniqueness of every child with autism.

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Mary D. Wasson has penned a collection of poetry that will humble, encourage, and remind you that all things and at all times, your heavenly Father (the Potter) is molding you (the clay) into His masterpiece.