MARY BLYE KRAMER
Mary Blye Kramer is the award-winning author of two books written under a former married name, Mary Blye Howe. Her first book received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and the Reviewer's Choice from the Dallas Morning News. Mary's second book was named the Best Book for 2005 from Spirituality and Health under the category of Multifaith. Omega Publications, Inc. named it the Book of the Month. In 2004, Mary won a national award for her writing on interfaith relations. More than 100 of Mary's articles have appeared in various periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune, Entrepreneur, American Heritage of Invention & Technology, AAA Going Places, the Dallas Morning News, Texas Highways, Writer's Digest, and many others.
Speaking engagements have included the Distinguished Author and Speaker series, Mensa's Regional Conference, Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies, Baylor University, the University of Texas at Dallas, Ad Lib Writer's Conference, and several of the largest synagogues, churches and conferences in the country.
Mary has appeared on radio and television programs across the country, including NPR's All Things Considered, the Glenn Mitchell Show, Common Threads, the Ian Punnett show, and Talkline, among others.
Hiking, playing guitar and piano, writing music, dancing, bird watching and travel are among Mary's hobbies. She loves finding new adventures, whether it's in her travels, hobbies, entertainment or spirituality.
She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington and holds a degree in philosophy and anthropology.
Enrolled for four years in a rabbinic program through ALEPH, Mary also writes extensively on the topic of spirituality.
Mary is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Author's Guild, and the Writers Garret.