Winner - 2016 Most Happening Author in Bucks County2016 – Mary was honored as “Most Happening Author” in Bucks County, a cherished designation because the competition is completely local, with nominations made and voted on by readers of Bucks Happening magazine. 

National Indie Excellence Awards 2011 Header2011 – Devastation on the Delaware was named a Finalist in both the Best Regional Nonfiction and Best History categories of the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Muse Medallion2010 – Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them was awarded a Muse Medallion by the Cat Writers Association.

2008Devastation on the Delaware was named Cool Book of the Day on February 4, 2008 by Dan Janal’s review site.

USABookNews Best Books Award




2006 – Finalist in “Writing: Nature” and “History: United States” categories, Book Awards for Devastation on the Delaware.

Writers Notes Magazine Best Book Award2005 – “Notable Book of 2005,” Writers Notes Magazine Book Awards for Devastation on the Delaware

1998 – Honorable Mention, Potomac Review Essay “Suspended Animation”

MAPA Best Book Winner Award1995 – “Best Book In One or Two Colors” award from the Mid America Publishers Association for Rural America: A Pictorial Folk Memory