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Mary Kenney

Author/Game Writer

I write video games, comics, a YA nonfiction novel, and way too many tweets. I’m an Advanced Writer at Insomniac Games and teach narrative design at Indiana University.

Before all of that, I was a journalist whose work appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Kotaku, The Tampa Bay Times, and The San Diego Union-Tribune. I studied in the masters game design program at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and journalism, public affairs, and psychology at Indiana University. I’ve lived all over, including Chicago, NYC, the San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, and Hyderabad, India.

When I’m not reading a historical fiction novel, writing a script, or playing an RPG, you’ll find me fussing over my houseplants, trying to conquer a Great British Baking Show recipe, or running laps as an excuse to blare Broadway musicals.

March 29, 2022

The Mary Kenney Interview

On this very special edition of Everything is Permitted, Brittany, Julian, and Matt welcome writer, author, and game designer Mary Kenney to the show! The team talks with Mary about everything that goes into being a writer fo...

Season 5 Video Games Special Guests