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I grew up in a small shingled house down at the end of Guilford Road in College Park, Maryland. Our block was loaded with kids my age. We spent hours outdoors playing "Kick the Can" and "Mother, May I" as well as cowboy and outlaw games that usually ended in quarrels about who shot whom. In the summer, we went on day long expeditions into forbidden territory -- the woods on the other side of the train tracks, the creek that wound its way through College Park, and the experimental farm run by the University of Maryland.

In elementary school, I was known as the class artist. I loved to read and draw but I hated writing reports. Requirements such as outlines, perfect penmanship, and following directions killed my interest in putting words on pa...more


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Maggie Hi Mary! Wow it's so coll that I'm friends with Mary Downing Hahn! A famous author!


Maggie I love your books they make me really look forward to reading, especially Deep Dark and Dangerous and Wait Till Helen Comes.


Maggie Mary wrote: "Maggie wrote: "Mary, I love your books. I've been a fan of yours since I read Wait Till Helen Comes. Thank You so much for being friends with me!"

Maggie -- I'm glad you've enjoyed my books. I lov..."


Wow I never though I would be friends with the actual Mary Downing Hahn! I admire you so much. Someday I want to be an author just like you!


message 3: by HEmma

HEmma Hi Mary!!! Do you have another book coming out? I hope you do. I love reading your books because they always keep me at the edge of my seat! I think my favorite book is probably deep and dark and dangerous.


message 2: by Mary

Mary Maggie wrote: "Mary, I love your books. I've been a fan of yours since I read Wait Till Helen Comes. Thank You so much for being friends with me!"

Maggie -- I'm glad you've enjoyed my books. I love to read almost as much as I love to write!


Maggie Mary, I love your books. I've been a fan of yours since I read Wait Till Helen Comes. Thank You so much for being friends with me!


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