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Mary Shafer, Author

I’ve been a freelance writer since high school (full time since 2001), and had my first book traditionally published in 1993. I write mostly historical narrative nonfiction, and how-to books and information products. In 2005, I released my first self-published book and never looked back. These days, I’m also working on a few novels in my spare time.

I was born into a family of writers. My dad began his career as a cub reporter for a Pennsylvania newspaper and became an advertising copywriter. My mom was a poet, though she rarely shared her work. My brother was a sports reporter for a time, and my sister, like I, is a freelance writer whose work includes many books. Wordplay was a popular pastime in our home, and although I began my career as a graphic designer/illustrator, I suppose it was inevitable that at some point, I would return to writing to make my living. These days, I do that from a bucolic part of charming Bucks County, Pennsylvania. I am inspired daily by the incomparable beauty of my home state. Here’s my full author bio…

My Books

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Professional Affiliations

I’m lucky to be a member of several professional writers’ organizations whose members and programs provide the support every successful writer needs.