(Simses, Mary) Mary Simses is the author of the novel The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café. She grew up in Connecticut and lived for many years in New England, where she worked in the magazine publishing industry and later as a corporate attorney. Simses wrote fiction on the side, and several of her short stories have appeared in literary journals. In her latest novel, The Rules of Love and Grammar (Little, Brown and Company), a woman finds love and closure, and rediscovers herself, when she returns to her roots. Newly jobless, newly single, and suddenly apartmentless, writer Grace Hammond has come unmoored. A grammar whiz who’s brilliant at correcting other people’s errors, she hasn’t yet found quite the right set of rules for fixing her own mistakes. Torn between the promise of a glamorous life and the allure of the familiar, Grace must decide what truly matters-and whether it’s time for her to throw away the rule book and bravely follow her heart.