Writer and Children's Book Author

Encouraging girls to be leaders.

Explore the campaign trail with Sadie McGrady.
My Story

Mary is a freelance writer with a focus on issues impacting women and families. Find her articles at Huffington Post, Carolina Parent and Chapel Hill Magazine. Her children's book, Sadie McGrady Runs for President, takes readers along as Sadie explores what it's like to run for office and lead. The book encourages young readers to identify and strengthen their own leadership skills like courage and confidence, offering ideas for strengthening those skills through active play. Mary is passionate about including more women in the world of politics and leadership.


Huffington Post

Carolina Parent

Chapel Hill Magazine


"What is Sadie made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. But also, courage and power and everything awesome. Buy it for a little girl you love and watch her grow up to be president, or something equally tremendous."


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