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Mary Morton Cowan, American writer. Recipient Honorary Mention for two articles in Writing Competition, Writer's Digest, Children's Nonfiction Genre, 1997.

Background

Cowan, Mary Morton was born on August 31, 1939 in Portland, Maine, United States. Daughter of Hugh H. and Erma Tetley Morton.

Education

Bachelor, Bates College, 1957—1961. Diploma, Institute Children's Literature, 1986—1987. Diploma in book writing course, Institute Children's Literature, 1988—1990.

Career

Presenter, annual meeting Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, New England Chapter, Portland, Maine, 1999—1999. Speaker, book talk presenter school and community groups, since 1995.

Membership

Leader Girl Scouts of Genesee Valley, Rochester, New York, 1972—1986, trainer, 1972—1986, curriculum writer, 1972—1986, member Rochester, 1983—1986, vice president, 1983—1986, executive, 1986—1988. Member of American Guild Organists, Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Anna Cross Giblin Nonfiction Work-in-Progress Grant 1999), College Key Bates College.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, playing piano and organ, alpine skiing, needlecrafts, travel.

Connections

Married Carl E. Cowan, June 17, 1961. Children: Catherine Cowan Brown, Timothy.

father:
Hugh H.

mother:
Erma Tetley Morton

spouse:
Carl E. Cowan

children:
Catherine Cowan Brown Cowan

Timothy Cowan