She is the author of The Serpent Rising - a journey of spiritual seduction (based on her years in India as a guru junkie), and a collection of poems, Coming Together.
She also assisted Bernard Gunther in a collection of the writings of Rajneesh: Neo Tantra - Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh on sex love prayer and transcendence, published by Harper & Row, New York, 1980.
Between 1990-1993 she held a major role in the Black Possum Publishing Co-operative, based at Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. The co-operative produced four community anthologies of poetry, cartoons, recipes, short stories and artwork; Mary was the co-ordinator and production manager for the 1993 publication Flights of Fantasy.
In 2002 she decided she wanted to write feature articles. She had intended to go to university to learn how, but read Stephen King's On Writing instead. Within a few months some of her articles had been published in magazines and newspapers in Australia, England and the United States. Over the years she has written on the myths of divorce, alternative communities, sacred cows, bad karma, the trouble with gurus, emotional healing, empty nests and lately Gipsy Moth aeroplanes. She has had three major features published in the Friday Review section of The Australian Financial Review. Her investigation into the Hare Krishna child abuse case ended up as the cover story of the New Humanist magazine (UK) in July 2005.