2016 – 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.
2010 – Almost Perfect: Disabled Pets and the People Who Love Them was awarded a Muse Medallion by the Cat Writers Association.
2008 – Devastation on the Delaware was named Cool Book of the Day on February 4, 2008 by Dan Janal’s review site.
2006 – Finalist in “Writing: Nature” and “History: United States” categories, USABookNews.com Book Awards for Devastation on the Delaware.
1998 – Honorable Mention, Potomac Review Essay “Suspended Animation”