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Mary E. Dawson

STuart, Florida, United States


Mary E. Dawson is the author of Florida's coming-of-age tale, "The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian, & the Amazon Queen," which won the Florida Authors and Publishers Association's 2013 Gold Medals for Florida Fiction and Florida YA Book, Fiction or Non-Fiction.

A historical adventure for readers of all ages, "The River Way Home,", is rich in historical detail that draws readers deep into the beauty and mystery of Florida's unique environment allowing them to experience the characters' exploration of friendship, loss, and possibility as if first hand.

A former professional photographer, editor for NASA, community activist, elected official, and attorney, Mary searched from New Orleans, to Seattle, to Houston, and Miami, before she found the place she calls home - a small remnant of Florida's last frontier, which she shares with friends, family, and a black-and-tan hound that wandered in out of the Allapattah Flats one sunny afternoon.

You can reach Mary with questions and requests at or by email at

Interests: Historical fiction

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian, and the Amazon Queen