... Award Winner in Illinois

    Newspaper Competition 

... First Published at age 14

... Published in Midwest and New York:  Chemical Engineering,The Aurora Beacon, The Chanooka Weekly, The Joliet Herald News,  Lake Holiday News, The Spectator, The Lockport Telegraph, The Mendota Reporter, The Market Stret Press, The Minocqua Times, The Ottawa Times, The Plainfield Enterprise. Portland Commercial Review, The Sandwich Record, Shorewood News, The Walleye Street Journal ---

       Write to Heal
  The Power of the Written Word
Use the power of words to heal
Mary Ellen shares with clubs, organizations, and support groups how to use the 'written word' to restore. 
Her humor stories, foster  laughter while the serious side is pure inspiration,
There is no charge for speaking engagements--a love offering will sufice.*
*within reasonable distances
Contact Mary Ellen at:
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  Recently Published

Market Street Press

Wise Women Make Life Laughable ...  04/2016

Mothers - Likeable Lot ...05/2016



Ottawa Times

Write Team Columnist

.Watch for her column  published Monday's every other week beginning May 9,2016.

Upcoming Books
    Born to be a Star Floating in a Galaxy of Hot Air  
     Born to be a Star 2
    The Monster Within
A battle with Monster - her husband's deadly brain tumor..  She uses the writen word to survive Monster's madness. 
     Travel and Terror
  (You Can't Scare Me) 
Mary Ellen travels four continents.  Humor is everywhere,  She meets the unexpected in her job as a newspaper correspondent and is told, "You will be murdered and raped--in that order.

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