About Mary A. Osborne

Mary A. Osborne

Mary A. Osborne is the author Alchemy’s Daughter and Nonna’s Book of Mysteries. Although these are stand-alone historicals, both novels feature passages from  A Manual to the Science of Alchemy, which is a mystical alchemical text of the author’s imagination.  An enchanting blend of history, alchemy, adventure, and romance, Mary’s writing appeals to adults as well as teens sixteen and up.

Hand-colored Alchemical Emblem by Adam McLean

A graduate of Rush University and Knox College, where she was mentored in the Creative Writing Program, Mary is a registered nurse and holds degrees in chemistry and nursing.  Her books were conceived during a springtime trip to Tuscany, where the story sprang from the cobbled streets of Florence and into the author’s ear.  Nonna’s Book of Mysteries received a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award and an Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award as well as nominations from the ALA (Amelia Bloomer Award) and IBPA (Ben Fischer Award for best first book), and several festival awards. Alchemy’s Daughter received the Literary Classics Gold Award for fiction and historical fiction, and also several festival awards.

Learn more about the magical world of alchemy at the author’s alchemy website, mysticfiction.com.