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Mary Cronk Farrell

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I'm an award-winning author of Children's/YA books and former journalist with a passion for stories about people facing great adversity with courage. Writing such stories has shown me that in our darkest moments we have the opportunity to discover our true identity and follow an inner compass toward the greater good.

Both my fiction and non-fiction titles feature little-known true stories of history based on thorough research. Most include an author's note, bibliography and further resources, but they are not dry, scholarly tomes! Confronting grief, adversity and failure in my own life, enables me to write stories with an authentic emotional core.

My books have been named Notable Social Studies Book for Young People, SPUR Award for Best Juven...more


Picture One of the best things about having a published book out there in the world is the way in which it connects me to strangers and their stories. Here's a few words from an e-mail I received two weeks ago about an American flight nurse that served in the Pacific in World War II.


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Pure Grit: How WWII Nurses ...
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Fire In the Hole!
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“I keep thinking about this river somewhere, with the water moving really fast. And these two people in the water, trying to hold onto each other, holding on as hard as they can, but in the end it's just too much. The current's too strong. They've got to let go, drift apart. That's how it is with us. It's a shame, Kath, because we've loved each other all our lives. But in the end, we can't stay together forever.”
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

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message 6: by C.J.

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Hello Mary,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


Lois V. Thanks for inviting me to be your friend. Hope to see some of your book recommendations on NFforKids.


message 4: by Mary

Mary Farrell Wendy wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite!"

I noticed we have read a lot of the same books. Thanks for accepting!


message 3: by Wendy

Wendy Thanks for the friend invite!


message 2: by Mary

Mary Farrell Hi Matt,

I noticed you have read:
The Battle of Lake Erie (North Star Book)
by F. van Wyck Mason

I was told it was a book for children published in 1960.
Do you remember much about it?
I am a children's author writing a book on this topic and trying to find out what other books have been written prior to this. I have only been able to find this one written specifically for children, though at 180-pages, I'm assuming it is for older children. I have not seen the book myself.
Thank you.
Mary


message 1: by Matt

Matt Hi Mary,

How can I help you?

Matt


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