Mary is an experienced writer of EFL materials at all levels. She worked for many years as a teacher and teacher trainer before becoming a course book writer. Among the books she has co-authored are New Standard English and Move Ahead Plus. She has also written ELT Readers and has twice won the Extensive Reading Foundation Language Learner Literature Award in the Advanced category. Mary has a particular interest in the use of Readers and short stories to teach language skills. She is also a qualified counsellor and has a special interest in the psychology of learning.