Mary Wings

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Colors of Mexico (Mary Wings, 2007)

Mary Wings (born April 14, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois as Mary Geller[1]) is an American writer, artist, and musician. In 1973, she made history by releasing Come Out Comix, the first lesbian underground comic book. She is best known for her series of detective novels featuring lesbian heroine Emma Victor. Divine Victim, Wings' only Gothic novel, won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery in 1993.

Wings, an open lesbian,[2] resides in San Francisco.

Early life and education[edit]

Wings was raised in the Bahá'í Faith in Chicago.[3] She attended Shimer College, a Great Books college[4] then located in the town of Mount Carroll, Illinois.[3] Later, she studied ceramics at Museum Art College in Portland, Oregon.[3]



  • Come Out Comix (1974)
  • Dyke Shorts (1978)
  • Are Your Highs Getting You Down? (1980)


Divine Victim (1993) - Lambda Literary Awards 1993 — Lesbian Mystery Winner

Emma Victor Series

  • She Came Too Late (1986)
  • She Came in a Flash (1988)
  • She Came by the Book (1995)
  • She Came to the Castro (1997)
  • She Came in Drag (1999)


  • A Woman of Affairs with historian Eric Garber (1993) — The Life of Greta Garbo


  1. ^ Adrian Room (2010). Dictionary of Pseudonyms. p. 512. 
  2. ^ Hall, Lynda (2000), Lesbian Self-Writing: The Embodiment of Experience, Haworth Press, p. 159, ISBN 1-56023-143-2 
  3. ^ a b c Ellen Lewin (1993). "Mary Geller (1949– )". Contemporary lesbian writers of the United States. p. 572. ISBN 0313282153. 
  4. ^ Shimer College. "Great Books curriculum". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

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