Mary Aris was born in Miami, Florida and raised in New Jersey. She has written over a thousand poems. Two in particular, 'Phoenix Rising' and 'Fire in the Sky',in memory of the victims of the World Trade Centre were published in the local papers, 'The Jersey Journal' and 'The West New York Reporter'. Melodies of the Heart is Mary's first published book featuring twenty-nine of her best poems on the subject of love. Mary worked as a Library Assistant at the West New York Public Library for twenty years. She lives in England with her husband, Alexander.