Queen Gigy edited the overview of Mary B. Morrison Friday, April 8, 2011.
Mary "HoneyB" Morrison, in 1999, decided to step out on faith and quit her near six-figure government job with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to become a writer saying, "I'd rather die a failure, than to have lived and never known whether I would become a success."
Before Mary resigned, she laid the four month foundation writing and self-publishing her first novel, "Soulmates Dissipate" which quickly became an Essence National Best-eller. Today, Mary has also written a non-fiction self-help book entitled "Who's Making Love", a poetry book entitled "Justice - Just Us Just Me", and several fiction novels, "Never Again Once More", "He's Just a Friend"," Somebody's Gotta Be on Top", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Nothing Has Ever Felt Like This" (released August 1, 2006), is co-authoring a novel with New York Times best-selling author, Carl Weber, and recently completed her first screenplay for "Soulmates Dissipate".
Mary's novel, "Somebody's Gotta Be On Top", was the #1 National Best-seller on Essence for both January and February 2005.
Mary lives in Oakland with her wonderful son, Jesse Byrd, Jr., nearby playing basketball at the University of San Francisco.