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”
“I wholeheartedly recommend Mary to anyone who has the opportunity to work with or hire her. She was a valuable asset to our team, owned her content area, was genuine and methodical in her writing approach (utilized SEO strategies immensely), and was always full of innovative ideas to take our content to the next level. You’ll also find her easy to work with and probably learn more than you could imagine.”
“…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.”