About

About Marywhale

Mary Cantell is a writer who always wanted to become another 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. Her second novel, Untying the Shadows, is scheduled for publication in the fall of 2017.

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 voiceover work as well for such clients as M.A.B. Paints, Disney’s Epcot Center, Bosch and CVS Pharmacy.

After being laid off after 16 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 2017, Untying the Shadows, and a third novel is underway.

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