Authors:Mary Sanders Shartle

Author Bio and Information


Mary Sanders Shartle is poet and fiction writer. She was awarded a individual artist's grant from the New York State Council of the Arts, a state agency, to complete her novel The Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale, about a woman living alone in the Adirondacks, which came out in from SUNY Press. Her essay, "The Spider's Web," was a finalist for the Tupelo Press Open Prose Award and was published on their blog in .

She is a member of "The Three Poets" with colleagues Marilyn McCabe and Elaine Handley, who thrice won the Adirondack Center for Writing Literary Award for best books of poetry. Their full length book, Tear of the Clouds, was released by Ra Press in . She teaches numerous writing workshops for adults and for children and teens throughout the region and hosts book discussion groups for Road Scholars (Elderhostel) at Great Camp Sagamore.


IPPY Gold Medal for Best Regional Fiction, U.S. North-East (); Adirondack Literary Award for Best Novel (); Adirondack Literary People's Choice Award ()

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