Mount Ayr author inspired by lighthouses, middle-schoolers in new novel
MOUNT AYR – Mary Martsching has proved writing can come from anywhere.
Martsching, 65, of Mount Ayr self-published her first novel, "Finding Heath," which was completed in April. It is available in e-book, paperback and hardcover at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.
"Finding Heath" is about a 14-year-old boy named Heath who lives with his estranged grandfather on Block Island, R.I. Heath struggles with a bully at school and pressure from his basketball coach, before he suddenly finds himself in a difficult position.