My sixth novel, THAT WAS THEN.

Released June 11, 2024.

A page-turning tale filled with rich characters, family secrets, love, politics, ambition, and risky journalistic pursuits.” Lisa Barr, New York Times bestselling author of Woman on Fire.

Andrea Larson never imagined she would have to face her worst nightmare again. But when she discovers that her rapist is running for Governor of Massachusetts, she knows she can’t stay silent. With the help of her identical twin, Andrea hatches a plan to take down Brad Greiner and expose his true nature to the world.

Set against the backdrop of the cutthroat world of politics, That Was Then follows Andrea as she infiltrates Greiner’s inner circle, using her skills as a journalist to gather evidence against him. But the closer she gets, the more dangerous it becomes. The stakes get even higher when a group intent on controlling American democracy gets involved.

Someone knows what the twins are up to. And they’re closing in.

“This was my first M.K. Tod book and I’m impressed by her brilliance and style.”

“Ms. Tod has crafted a masterful narrative that kept me on the edge of my seat, and I had to turn that next page.”

The Admiral's Wife

I’m delighted to announce that The Admiral’s Wife has won three awards!!

The lives of two women living in Hong Kong more than a century apart are unexpectedly linked by forbidden love and financial scandal.

The Magical Tree: A Tate and Theo Adventure

Find out more about M.K. Tod’s first children’s novel

The Magical Tree: A Tate and Theo Adventure by M.K. Tod

On a sunny summer day, when Tate and Theo are out for a picnic with their grandparents, they discover a tall tree with wide, spreading branches – a tree that’s perfect for climbing. The brothers are surprised that Grandma wants to climb the tree as well. But when Grandma slips and Tate and Theo fall while trying to save her, the boys tumble into an adventure involving strange people, dangerous work, tiring days at sea, and fearsome battles.

Can Tate and Theo survive in this long-ago world? Why has a girl called Emma joined them? What will they learn about friendship, family, and responsibility? Will they ever find their way home?

Mary Tod

Welcome to M.K.Tod

I’m M.K. Tod – Mary actually – author of historical fiction, blogger at A Writer of History, wife to Ian, mother of two adult children, grandmother to two delightful boys, golfer, hiker, and occasional biker.

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What readers say...

"Beautifully layered and sensitively written, I would not hesitate to say this is one of the best World War I historical fiction novels."
"...an extremely moving novel that gripped me from the start."
"An author who can make a reader feel so deeply has incredible talent."
"Truly this is a beautifully crafted story, full of emotion, detail and history that will keep readers entranced for hours."

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