Mary Sojourner

Mary is a writer with seven, about to be eight, nationally published books. (The Talker, a collection of short stories, is coming out from Torrey House Press in March 2017) and has been mentoring writers since 1990 at writing conferences, universities, colleges, and for private students. She wrote her first novel when she was 46, fought her first environmental battle that same year, ran her first river when she was 51, started rock climbing when she was 55, was awarded Distinguished Writer in Residence at Arizona State University in 2007, and likes to solo hike and camp as often as she can. She works with her student's fiction, creative non-fiction, novels, and poetry with respect and a fierce eye for quality. Mary's students tell her that working with her takes them down a wild path to their real stories. She teaches that the deepest stories originate in place.

What #vanlife was like in the ’60s

7 ways you can tell a Northern Arizonan from a Southern Arizonan

There’re more than one way to save the Earth

A day in a successful writing life

Divided America is nothing new: Finding a way through

What to do when your body says no

Read these tips before you go to the Women’s March on Washington

What a hard fall taught me about being alone

2017 New Year’s wishes for my sisters of all ages

Why young women and old women need each other more than ever

I wear a solidarity safety pin and here’s why you should

8 crucial mistakes to make in your opening paragraph

This millennial and elder’s poignant discussion over Trump shows how far we have to go

Hey, Millennial sisters, empowerment is not spelled C R A Z Y B U S Y

3 reasons your travel fire is fading, and how to get it back

For Dallas: How it feels to walk under a sniper’s sights

Don’t let the cancer be you

Advice for my 20-year-old solo-traveling self from much older me

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