Mary Elizabeth Gaines


Mary Elizabeth Gaines became a first-time self-published author in 2018 with the debut of Buried Sins, the first book in The Sins Volumes series.  Since then, she has published two more  novels in the series:  Sacrificial Sins and Twin Sins.  The fourth and final series novel, Grave Sins, is anticipated to be completed and in publication before the end of 2019.

Mary was born in Shelbyville, Tennessee, but she has been a Knoxville resident for over forty years.  She graduated with high honors from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Accounting.  She is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and is also a process improvement specialist and certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  Mary is a retired prime contractor employee from the Department of Energy complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where she held numerous management positions throughout her long career.

She currently lives in West Knoxville with her husband, Sam, and their two dogs, Amos and Gypsy.  Mary enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren, is an avid reader, a music enthusiast, and loves beach vacations.  Since her retirement, she now devotes her free time to writing short stories and books.

Mary can be contacted at, or visit her Facebook Group Page at Mary Gaines Books.