Welcome to my author website! Please take your time to browse around. As the self-proclaimed Queen of Hard Rock Fiction, you'll find plenty of excitement in my Blog, where I've posted musings, videos, reviews of CDs, and rock shows, not to mention early chapters (i.e. early drafts) of my novel, The Guitarist.
     The Short Stories page includes two non-rock related stories, previously published in anthologies of the South Carolina Writers Workshop. There are plenty of rock-related stories on deck which may show up here from time to time, so stay tuned. You can learn all about me on the Bio page, and learn more (than you probably want to know) by connecting with me on Facebook. (@maryfersner, @hardrockfiction)
     So, grab a beverage of your choice, sit back, and enjoy the ride! \m/

Breaking News!

Announcing Release Date


The Guitarist

Save the date:

October 17th, 2017

     British musician, Nicholas Trent, is a perfectly happy single man. He plays guitar, he’s toured the globe with world renowned rock bands and shagged his share of groupies along the way. He’s settled into middle age with a bit of celebrity, plenty of money, and comfort in his own skin.

     Then he meets Caitlin Flynn, a southern woman on her own in New York City. A week together allows Nicholas to feel what he’s avoided all his life—love—but she pushes him away.

     With the tour on a short break, he is persuaded to return to the “home” he’d fled as a frightened teenager. While there, he runs head-on into the very nightmares he’d escaped so many years past.

     Resuming his life on the road with the band, a groupie’s act of violence threatens his very career and brings Caitlin back into his life. But Caitlin carries her own darkness to the show. Can they move past their histories of violence and grief to discover happiness in a world of music, new families, and road life?

     The Guitarist is a story of how life can be rewarding if one survives long enough.


Join my Virtual Book Launch Party

October 17, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST


Mary O's House of Hard Rock Fiction


Come help me celebrate the official release of my long-awaited debut novel, The Guitarist. I will have a prize each hour, will answer any questions you may have, share music that inspired the book, talk about writing fiction, and discuss music with you.

I will be in and out throughout the day, as I imagine people in different time zones may check in and out as well, but I will respond to all who join in.

(2) Signed copies of The Guitarist
(1) Guitar Center Gift Card
(1) ITunes Gift Card
(2) Amazon Gift Cards




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