A native of New Orleans, Mary Hartwell spent thirteen years in Catholic school taught by the Dominicans and the Sisters of the Most Holy Sacrament. She holds a B.A. degree with honors in English and Communications from the University of North Texas. She has studied Theology at The College of St. Thomas More in Ft. Worth, Texas and participated in the College’s winter term in Rome, Italy.
In her faith life Mary participated and held a leadership role in Little Rock Scripture Study for six years and participated for five years in Catholic Scripture Study. She also participated in a Faith and Reason class for five years.
In her work career she has been publications director for a non-profit and has worked in promotions in television. She has done technical writing and written and produced newsletters and other collateral for business.
Mary and her husband attend St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church in Roswell, Georgia and have two sons and two granddaughters.
She believes there is no writing – only re-writing.