Ms. Mary Doyle

Maryland, United States

Member Since: 09/21/2015

M. L. Doyle has served in the U.S. Army at home and abroad for more than three decades as both a soldier and civilian. She calls on those experiences in much of her writing. The Master Sergeant Harper mystery series has earned numerous awards and five star reviews from readers who enjoy a strong female lead in a noir mystery which happens to involve military life. Each book in the three-book series features a location in which Mary served in uniform. The first book, The Peacekeeper’s Photograph, was penned based on experiences while deployed to the peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.

Mary is the co-author of two memoirs; A Promise Fulfilled; the story of a Wife and Mother, Soldier and General Officer (Jan. 2013) and the memoir, I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen—My Journey Home (Touchstone, 2010), which was nominated for an NAACP Image award.

Mary's Desert Goddess urban fantasy series  includes The Bonding Spell and her latest release, The Bonding Blade. The world of former soldier Hester Trueblood includes witches, goddesses, demons and supernatural house pets. The books are written for the reader who enjoys a multisectional cast involved in a mix of magic, sword battles, humor, romance and Spirograph-style mystery 

Mary is also the author of four erotica novellas which form the omnibus, Limited Partnerships. Limited Partnerships tells the story of a Washington DC madam who runs a male escort service. While Mary loves exploring multiple genres, no matter what she is writing, readers know they will be treated to romantic scenes that range from tame to steamy written with a particularly fine skill.  


Twitter Username: @mldoyleauthor


  • I'm Still Standing, from captive soldier to free citizen, my journey home , Touchstone (January 1, 2010)
  • A Promise Fulfilled, my life as a Wife and Mother, Soldier and General Officer , Cleckley Enterprises (November 1, 2013)
  • The Peacekeeper's Photograph , Vine Hill Road Press (July 1, 2013)
  • The Sapper's Plot , Vine Hill Road Press (July 1, 2013)
  • The General's Ambition , Vine Hill Road Press (July 1, 2014)
  • Fort George G Meade: The First 100 Years , Fort George G Meade (November 11, 2017)
  • The Bonding Spell , Vine Hill Road Press (July 1, 2015)
  • The Bonding Blade , Vine Hill Road Press (July 22, 2019)
  • Limited Partnerships - Omnibus , Vine Hill Road Press (July 1, 2016)


  • Chief of Media Relations at U.S. Army, Fort George G. Meade


  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications from Metropolitan State University
  • Master of Arts in International Relations from University of Oklahoma

Genres of Interest

Fiction, Creative nonfiction