I received my first contract from a publisher on my seventieth birthday. That was after queries and waiting, rejections after rejections. Was faith and persistance worth the trial and error? You bet! I had a dream to write since childhood, but life gets in the way. Success for my aspiration came after raising four children and a teaching profession that lasted twenty six years. Life has its trials and its magic. My first book, a historical novel took five years to research, but persistance paid off and the magic happened. FOUR SUMMERS WAITING received an offer from Five Star/Gale Publishers. I'm proud that it published in Large Print the following year, and two books from my contemporary series, MAINE SHORE CHRONICLES, are also being published in Large Print by Thorndike Press this year. Yes, I'm now an octogenarian and still writing! My byline holds true for all late in life aspirants - Never Put a Date On your Dreams.
Causes Mary Schoenecker Supports
Cancer Walk For Life, Friends of the Venice Library, Autism Society, Historic Preservation