Mary Hershey is a third generation native Californian and the author of fiction for children and young adults. She has published two middle grade humorous novels with Wendy Lamb Books, and is currently happily knocked up with another, due Summer 2010. Her YA novel with Razorbill is a finalist for the Truman Award.
Mary says that writing for children is the fulfillment of a life’s dream, and beats her other dream of being locked in a Ben & Jerry’s factory for a three day weekend. She credits a band of grammar-compulsive nuns, generous mentors, and the luck of the Irish for her success in publication.
Ms. Hershey holds a Masters Degree in Counseling & Guidance from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and is a certified Personal Coach. When she is not composing really long book titles, she works for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System as an Administrative Officer. She can be found trailing her bliss all over the county of Santa Barbara where she lives with her lovely spouse and two rapscallion cats. (Or, is it my rapscallion spouse and two lovely cats? I'll get back to you on this--)
Member since 1994
Region: California: Central - Coastal
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