Mary Vigliante Szydlowski

Albany, NY 12208-1018
(518) 453-3613

Author's Bio

Mary Vigliante Szydlowski grew up in East Greenbush, NY. She’s a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany. She began her writing career in 1978. She's published 9 adult novels under various pseudonyms. She's the author of: The Ark (1978), The Colony (1979), The Land (1979), Source of Evil (1980), Silent Song (1980 & 2000), and Worship the Night (1982, 1985, & 2000). Using the pen name Mia Frances, she's the author of the erotic romance murder mystery series: IN HIS KEEPING: TAKEN (2015), IN HIS KEEPING: BANISHED (2015), and IN HIS KEEPING: CLAIMED (2016). She's also the author of the SF novella, The Hand of My Enemy (2014). She's had 4 children's books published: A Puddle for Poo (2015), Kia's Manatee (2011), The Duck in the Hole (2007), and I Can't Talk, I've Got Farbles In My Mouth (1995). She's a frequent contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul Books: The Dog Did What? (2014), Volunteering and Giving Back (2015), and Merry Christmas! (2015) Her articles, short stories, poetry, and children’s stories have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and on the web. She lives in Albany, New York. She's a member of The Authors Guild, The Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), and The Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Publications and Prizes

I Can't Talk, I've Got Farbles in My Mouth
(Greene Bark Press, 1995)
, Kia's Manatee
(Operation Outreach USA, 2011)
, Silent Song
(Back In Print, 2000)
, Silent Song
(Everest, 1980)
, Source of Evil
(Manor Books, 1980)
, The Ark
(Manor Books, 1978)
, The Colony
(Manor Books, 1979)
, The Duck in the Hole
(Operation Outreach USA, 2007)
, The Land
(Manor Books, 1979)
, Worship the Night
(Tower, 1982)
, Worship the Night (Reprint)
(Leisure Books, 1985)
, Worship the Night (reprint)
(Back In Print, 2000)
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Merry Christmas!
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2015)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What?
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2014)
, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering & Giving Back
(Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, 2015)
Appleseeds Magazine, ESC! Magazine, Hopscotch the Magazine for Girls, Show & Tell, Surprises Magazine, Young Crusader Magazine

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Italian American
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East Greenbush, NY
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Last updated: Jul 08, 2016