Some bookish writing:
Mary Laura founded Musing, the online literary magazine of Parnassus Books, the legendary independent bookshop owned by author Ann Patchett and publishing veteran Karen Hayes.
Musing reaches thousands of people each week through subscriptions and social media and has been featured and/or syndicated by outlets including Lit Hub, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Shelf Awareness, Salon, and more. As the editor (and often author) of all content, Mary Laura manages regular sections including the Authors In Real Life interview series, the Shop Dog Diaries column, Notes from Ann (Ann Patchett’s blog), plus lots of other articles, lists, and staff book reviews.
Mary Laura is also an Emmy-winning co-host of A Word on Words, the literary interview mini-show that airs online and on Nashville Public Television.
And Mary Laura speaks about books, reading, and writing at events around the country — ranging from small regional festivals to major national conferences such as BookExpo America.