A note from Mary’s booking agent:

Recently a reader in Alaska asked if Mary had had any plans to come to north. I recommended that the reader contact her local Friends of the Library to ask if they had a budget for author visits. She did, and word got around in the Alaska library community. The result was a mini-tour of Alaska with events in Juneau, Anchorage and Ketchikan – all because a reader asked!

Mary has been the featured speaker for events at libraries, volunteer organizations, colleges and universities in over 100 cities, sponsored by groups ranging from the American Library Association to the Virginia Military Institute. Her talks have included:

  • What Went Right In Italy: Jewish Survival in Nazi-occupied Italy
  • The History Behind the Story, for each novel
  • Telescopes and Prayer, or why “Jesuits in space” is not as stupid as it sounds!
  • Confessions of a Book Junkie: how librarians ruined my life
  • Acting on Faith: in celebration of volunteer work
  • Choosing a Major: make your parents really nervous and achieve happiness
  • Writing Workshop talks on research for historical novels
  • focused events covering the book of your choice.

If this is something you’d like to do, it might only take a few phone calls to get the ball rolling on your end, and we can guide you through the process. Contact us at