Desire, Desperation, and Mother-Daughter Family Planning—What Could Go Wrong?

Sharp and audacious, Made by Mary is a black comedy using magic realism to blow up myths about women, mothers, and motherhood, where even the most extreme situations are rendered with candor, intelligence, and empathy.

Coming out in April 2018 with C&R Press. Pre-order now!


“Laura Catherine Brown is a gifted writer, unafraid to take risks and plunge into difficult emotional terrain. You can’t help but root for her flawed characters as they stumble through the broken world, struggling to realize their dreams. Made by Mary is a wise, tragicomic exploration of the complex ties of family, with a little bit of magic thrown in.”
—Hillary Jordan, author of Mudbound and When She Woke
Laura Catherine Brown

Fiction is a way of ordering my chaotic emotional universe. I write to understand. At the same time, I aim for solid artful narrative that others can relate to.