Mary Ladd authored Write it Down: Coronavirus Writing Prompts (2020) and The Wig Diaries (2019), an irreverent cancer book illustrated by cartoonist Don Asmussen. Ladd contributed to the best-selling 642 Things to Write About and Lit Starts: Little Books of Writing Prompts. Her writing has appeared in Alta, Playboy, Time magazine’s Extra Crispy, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She collaborated with Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations and was a crew member for the feature film Scream. A member of the Writers Grotto, Mary plans dance parties for Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) and loves walking her adorable yet crazy rescue dog.