Mary King was born in southern New Jersey and grew up in Oklahoma City, OK, where she was adopted at the age of ten. Her writing has appeared in Quaint Magazine, the Toast, DAME magazine, The Rumpus, and Fit Small Business. She has a degree in English literature from Colgate University, where she has also been featured in the Living Writers program.
Her debut memoir, Bastards– the story of how she and her six biological siblings were separated by adoption–was published by W.W. Norton & Co. Mary is a Literary Death Match champion and an expert home cook.
- Content Writing
- Content Editing
- Content Strategy
- SEO editing
- Sensitivity Reading (Adoption)
- Copy Editing
- Developmental Editing
- Nonfiction Writing
Essay & Interview
- The Reality of Love: Talking with Adrian Todd Zuniga
- I Broke Up With My Father, DAME Magazine
- Photographic Proof,
- My Sister’s Father
The Lost Daughters
- Bastards, A Memoir
W.W. Norton & Co.
Bastards is a love story about the most absurd, primal, inescapable relationship most of us will ever have; the relationship we have with our siblings.
It is the true story of seven biological siblings who were adopted by five different families, grew up apart, and eventually found one another again.
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According to my mother, I was a late talker. Not because I lacked the ability—I could holler “MOM” at an ear splitting volume from the age of… Read more “A Name”
I am officially one month away from the launch of my debut memoir, and if I am honest, I am as excited as I am terrified. My… Read more “The Only Way is Forward….”
For the first day of November, a.k.a “National Adoption Month”, here’s a bit of advice: When you get together with your long lost siblings, try to take… Read more “Sisterly Suggestion”
“…Mary is widely respected as a subject matter expert in hospitality and restaurants, and for good reason. Her reputation is one of someone who always delivers her best work and is able to do so in a highly collaborative environment with many competing stakeholders. She’s sharp, talented, and truly a professional in every sense of the word.”
“Mary’s ability to edit articles my company has written has been second-to-none. She adds her expert writing into all of our pieces, while also maintaining the voice of the original writer. Much of what she has added into our pieces ends up within our marketing campaigns. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an SEO editor, or freelance writer to help their brand.”