Mary is the author of the soon to be released picture book, LOVE WILL TURN YOU AROUND, (Gnome Road Publishing, 2023). Illustrated by Kate Talbot, this story teaches love, friendship and kindness to others. Heart wakes up and doesn’t know what is wrong with him, his friends, Circle, Square and Triangle are ready to help. Teamwork, persistence and lots of love, help Heart begin to feel more like himself again.
Mary’s career as an early childhood preschool teacher spans two decades. She works with three and four-year-old children in an early childhood magnet school. Currently, she serves young children with special needs. Mary has creatively taught early childhood math and science concepts in her classroom and now brings her expertise to picture books.
Mary also serves as the Nutritional Science Magnet School Liaison for her school. She developed a school-wide program that focus on making healthy food choices. She also established gardening opportunities for 18 preschool classrooms. Students are now learning about farm-to-table, by growing and eating their own vegetables at school.
“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.”
-Owen and the tomato plant
Mary can be found in the company of these great kidlit folks!