About Mary Ann van Beuren

Mary Ann has been writing herself out of one hole or another since she could hold a crayon. She plans to increase her publication rate this year and take her pile of essays surrounding grief, healing, family and rowing and string them into book in the hopes of lighting a path for others.

Cheating Death

Contest judge Janice Eidus chose “Cheating Death” as a winner in our winter Writing It Real writing contest, saying, “I admire how in succinct fashion the writer authentically captures the painful process of grieving, including the step of moving on.” I am pleased to present the first draft Mary Ann submitted to our no-contest contest … Continue reading

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