Mary E. Hughes

Born and educated in Toronto, Mary Hughes has called Salt Spring Island home since 2002. The author of “Frank Welshman, Canadian Conductor” and “The Life and Times of the Floathouse ‘Zastrozzi’“, she has recently published the third installment of her historical fiction Violet Trilogy, entitled “Imagine Violet Blooming.” As part of her research for the Violet books, Mary took up the violin a few years ago and now plays with Salt Strings. Earlier in her writing career, she published dozens of feature articles in Canadian trade magazines. More recently she has had pieces in The Muskokan, Cottage Life, More of Our Canada, Page&Spine, and The Vancouver Sun.

Mary’s blog is at