Mary has been a journalist in the Southwestern US for more than 25 years. She's written for newspapers and magazines including Arizona Highways,Trail Runner Magazine, Quill Magazine, the Albuquerque Journal, Arizona Republic, Arizona Daily Sun, Santa Fe Reporter, Southwest Sage, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Teaching Tolerance, KNAU Radio, and many more. She is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. Last year she spent her sabbatical in Ireland, writing, making friends, and drinking many cups of tea in a land much greener than Arizona.