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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Mary Manz Simon  

Pen Name: None


Born: Oak Park, IIlinois


Illinois Connection

Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Mary Manz Simon earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University, a master's degree from Erikson Institute for Early Childhood Education of Loyola University, Chicago, and a doctorate from St. Louis University.

Biographical and Professional Information

As an award-winning author, Mary Manz Simon's titles have sold three million copies and are available in ten languages. Mary was a longtime columnist for Focus on the Family and has authored hundreds of articles for a variety of periodicals. Mary also serves as a corporate consultant on the children's market for entertainment entities, periodicals, and major publishers. A popular presenter, she flies up to 100,000 miles a year throughout the US and Canada.

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