About mary corbin

Artist, writer, yoga teacher and outdoor adventure enthusiast. Can't get enough well told stories, vibrant color and walks in the woods.

New Beginnings / New Ideas 2023

“All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it yet.” – Mitch Albom


Happy New Year 2023, everyone!

With each new year comes change – an ushering out of the new and the welcoming in of fresh new ideas, adventures and projects. Here is a quick summary of what I have on the docket:

I will continue writing my twice monthly art column for 48 Hills San Francisco. We have a great new roster ahead with fabulous artists, both emerging and deeply established in the community. You can read each fresh installment here:

48 Hills Artist Profile Series – Mary Corbin

After a few years of weekly essays, prose, and philosophical meanderings, I will be winding things down on Medium.com. While I will no longer be showcasing chunkier, regular postings there, I will continue to contribute monthly short poetry via two favorite feature publications on the site – Scuzzbucket and Spiritual Tree, with an occasional essay for Illumination. To source old posts, visit my page. And follow/subscribe to my page to receive NEW posts directly into your inbox. 

All of this is to say that I am clearing out space to pursue my next big writing projects: the compilation and publication of my first collection of short stories and the beginnings of a novel project that is newly underway! Stay tuned for future updates on these endeavors.

What’s on your wish list for 2023? Drop me a line and let me know what you are excited about, inspired by, and aspiring towards for the coming year.

Best to all in 2023!


“Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings.”  – Lao Tzu         

New Nonfiction Book Is Now Available

Hey everyone!

I am excited to announce that my new nonfiction book has finally published and is available for purchase on Amazon.

SHIFT: A New Paradigm for Women in the Workplace – Stories and Strategies, 
is one-part memoir, one-part socio-cultural analysis and one-part motivational guide.
For women of all ages, the book shines a light on the many obstacles for women in the workplace, as well as the successes that are taking shape since the advent of recent movements aimed at equity, inclusion and safety.
Here is a link to go directly to the book to learn more and to purchase. If you would like to view my detailed synopsis page and read two excerpts from the book right here on my website before purchasing, click here.
After nearly 4 years of work, tons of re-writes, edits, last minute inclusions,
a year hiatus, re-imaginings, numerous unforeseen delays and persnickety
detailing, I am proud to bring this project to fruition!
Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be
interested in this book. And, if you do read the book and have a positive
experience, please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
I also welcome feedback, insights and more personal stories anytime, so
drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.
Here’s to creating a shift for women in the workplace!

What’s New for the New Year?

Happy 2022, everyone!

With the beginning of a new chapter, we all get to reflect, reimagine, and reboot. I have spent the last year focusing on finishing my first nonfiction book and it’s finally ready to go to press!

The book, “SHIFT: A New Paradigm for Women in the Workplace – Stories and Strategies,” will be published at the end of this month and available for purchase on February 1. I’ll keep you posted on details as well as make a few excerpts available on my website soon.

Beginning with my own story, the book includes stories from women of all ages and experience while intermingling historical references and future visions from dynamic individuals and organizations working to improve conditions for women in the workplace.

My hope with this book is to bring fresh inspiration and ideas on how to improve a stagnant model in dire need of change. I’m excited to see this project through to fruition as the seedlings were sown in 2018. Phew!

As I look ahead, I will be returning to writing short stories for Medium.com while organizing them all into thematic collections to publish in book form. Stay tuned for those developments!

I hope 2022 will inspire creativity and excitement in whatever new endeavors you are imagining. May we all enjoy comfort and camaraderie. May we rest easy and feel confident in matters of health and well-being in the days to come and year ahead. Cheers!

Summer 2021

Here we are in the dog days of summer already. I hope this note finds you all well and enjoying the season. As we slowly adjust to a new rhythm, I am feeling hopeful and more at ease, though life remains unpredictable, changeable and full of surprises.

One such good surprise for me this month, is the recent signing of a book contract for my nonfiction work-in-progress, SHIFT: Stories and Strategies for a New Paradigm. Golden Dragonfly Press, based in Amherst, MA, will be publishing the book, set for release in late Fall 2021 or Winter 2022. Stay tuned for updates on when and where to purchase the book. For a sneak peek, visit my synopsis page which includes two brief excerpts from the book.

New short fiction, nonfiction and poetry are added weekly to various publications on Medium.com, so be sure to check out my stories there. Here is a direct link to my page where you can “Follow” me to be alerted to stories as they publish live. If you read a story that you like, feel free to give me some claps to help boost my readership. My latest story to post this summer on Medium.com was the flash fiction piece, If You Want to Know Me, published in the wonderful Scuzzbucket on July 9.

Other recent stories published this season include:

~ Violin Lessons, published in Wordsmith Library. I have just been added as a writer for their new, independent publication as well, so stay tuned for future news. Here is a link to their new website.

~ Minus Fifty Degrees, published in The Junction. This short story is based on the essay I wrote on Andrew Miguel Fuller, titled Degrees of Isolation: From Antarctica to Pandemic America.

Other stories outside the realm of Medium.com will continue to be accessible here on my website, as I continue to put together several interconnected collections of short stories. I hope to publish these collections consecutively in 2022-2023.

Thank you again for your ongoing support of my writing. Enjoy these summer days in good health and leisure!

Spring Announcements

Hello everyone!

Spring is in full swing and hopefully, too, a change of season towards global health and wellbeing will flourish. As we all hit the refresh button, please have a look at a few new stories that have published in recent weeks:

(mac)ro(mic) published a Flash version of my short story, Visitor, on April 7. The

full-length version is on my website here.

Hedge Apple, a literary magazine based in Hagerstown, MD, published Desert in
their online publication on April 19. The story will appear in the print version of the

magazine in late May.

Otoliths, a quarterly publication based in Queensland, Australia, published a very 
abbreviated “Version 3” of my longest short story to date, Chasing Feinman, on May 1. To view the original, full-length version of the story posted on my web site, click here.

I am thrilled to appear in my first international publication, especially a magazine that once featured work from my former college professor and mentor, acclaimed Beat poet and playwright, Michael McClure.

New short fiction, nonfiction and poetry are added weekly to various publications on Medium.com, so be sure to check out my stories there. Here is a direct link to my page where you can “Follow” me to be alerted to stories as they publish live. If you read a story that you like, feel free to give me some claps to help boost my readership. My latest story to post with Medium.com was The Palm Reader, published on April 29 by The Junction. Stay tuned for a new nonfiction essay, coming soon.

In addition, I am putting the finishing touches on my first nonfiction book for publication,
SHIFT: Stories and Strategies for a New Paradigm. I just added a synopsis page and two excerpts on my website if you’re interested in learning more about my first book.

Thank you for your ongoing support of my writing. Enjoy the days ahead in good health and happiness!


A Fresh New Start

Hello Everyone!

It’s 2021 and I’m off to a fresh new start. If you haven’t checked in recently on my website, be sure to peruse my pages. I’ve added some new content in the past few weeks and months as well as included two new pages:

Poetry – A brand new page that is just getting started on my website to include selections from my And Now Poetry collection.

Published Stories – Here you will find stories published recently in various publications. In January 2021, I was added as Top Fiction Writer for Medium.com and many of my latest stories can also be found there. You can subscribe to my Medium profile page to get notifications of published pieces as they go live, give me a clap or leave a comment.

Here are a few new additions, as quick links, in case you missed them:

Chair – from The Tenants collection

Ahimsa – from the Parables collection

Gray Area – from the Renderings collection

The Box – From the Geometry collection

An Oddly Careful Day in the Life – From The Tenants collection

Stay tuned for new articles as well. I’m currently working on a piece with Bay Area denizen Andrew Miguel Fuller who spent the last year at McMurdo Station, a science and research station in Antarctica. Fuller and I compare notes on the particular brand of extreme isolation he experienced vis-à-vis the rest of the world, as the quickly escalating, global pandemic unfolded. It’s quite interesting!

Thanks again for subscribing to my website. I love and appreciate your support! Wishing you all the best in 2021.


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WELCOME to my website for all my writing, including my professional work as a freelancer for print and online publications, my short stories  – my true passion as a writer! – and a couple of excerpts from a book I have been working on titled Shift.

Within these deep pages of my website you’ll discover all kinds of things about me and my words on a variety of topics of interest.

Please dive in, take your time, enjoy what I have to share with you. Feel free to leave a comment or drop me a line through my Contact Page or via the contact information below. You can also subscribe to my website to receive notifications of new material as it is added. I welcome all feedback, questions, curiosities, story leads and contacts, proposals for professional projects or just your note to say hello!


“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”  ―  Anaïs Nin






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Mary Corbin Art

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Where in the World are Tom and Mary


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