Jul 012016

Mary TheriotWriting As Therapy

In her presentation, Mary will share how she has found that writing is great therapy for her own personal fight against Multiple Sclerosis (MS).  “When I first started writing I had a lot of negative comments, but I decided to turn that negativity into fuel to fulfill what others thought I couldn’t do. Life may not go as you expected, but there is always a silver lining.

About The Author

Mary is a Louisiana native who has had the wonderful opportunity of living in various states during her husband’s career in the United States Coast Guard. She is a self published author of 39 books with a range of genres from children’s stories to vampires!

She has been happily married for over twenty years and is the proud mother of two wonderful children. Her youngest encouraged her to begin writing.  
She wanted to write books about places in Louisiana that would piqué interest about this beautiful and unique state. Her books are meant to draw the reader in with the diverse culture, characters, and locations. She also wanted to include folktales that had been told to her while growing up as well as share some of the Cajun language.

Until her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 2001, Mary worked in the Legal Field.