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Mary Kirk

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mary Kirk was the December child, literally and figuratively, of German-Irish parents who had already raised three sons. She began writing stories, plays, diaries, and letters (which recipients often referred to as "sagas") in grade school but never imagined making a career of writing; instead, she studied piano at Peabody Conservatory, then earned a degree in American studies and history from Goucher College. After her first son was born, having left graduate...See more