MPM Manor, Inc. was started by Barbara Mertz, to help in running her business as a writer.  Taking the first letters of Mertz, Peters, and Michaels, it draws on her alternate identities as the writers Elizabeth Peters and Barbara Michaels.  The “manor” is an indirect reference to her beloved home in rural Maryland.  There she wrote, entertained, and developed her many hobbies, including gardening.  We’ll be trying to share some of the delight she took from all of this in upcoming posts.