About Marywhale

Mary Cantell is a writer who always wanted to follow the footsteps of journalist Barbara Walters. Her first “newspaper” was scrawled on three pages of notebook paper with an advertisement for High’s milk when she was seven. While her third grade teacher told her parents that she’d never become a mathematician, she took the cue and adopted the self-fulfilling prophecy that led to pursuing a natural love of language. Today, her writing includes fiction and non-fiction short stories, human interest pieces, essays, articles and poetry and are published in numerous magazines, newspapers, and book anthologies.

Not wishing to leave her hometown of Philadelphia for NYC, she achieved a radio/TV career where she served as a broadcast reporter of traffic, news, weather and sports throughout Philadelphia’s Delaware Valley as well as New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. This led to voice over work as well for such clients as M.A.B. Paints, Disney’s Epcot Center, Bosch and CVS Pharmacy.

After being laid off after sixteen years in the news biz, it was obviously a blessing to now have the opportunity to write full-time. Her debut novel, Her Glass Heart, led to a second soon-to-be-published novel in June 2018 called Untying the Shadows, and a third novel–another mystery with a thread of romance–has just been completed.

Meeting a grey whale up close and personal in the wild off the waters of Baja has been her fondest vacation moment!