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Mara Gorman

Newark, Delaware, United States


I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in nonfiction writing from Penn State University, which I received in 1997. Since then I have worked variously as an editor, project manager, assistant creative director at an online advertising agency, and freelance writer.

Most recently, I received a 2005 Emerging Artist Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction from the Delaware Division of the Arts.

I have experience in the field of health writing for consumers, including children's health, aging and eldercare, and writing for pharmaceutical Web sites. I have done a great deal of writing for the Web.

Web sites where I have published include and

I have published two essays, both memoir, and am currently working on a book about traveling with my young son, tentatively titled *The Mother of All Trips: 13 Months, 8 Stops, 1 Toddler*.

Interests: FREELANCE: health writing - especially children's health and aging and eldercare; writing about the Internet and new media; writing about academia. CREATIVE WRITING: Nonfiction (memoir) and fiction

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Proud Flesh
  • Are Detox Diets Safe?
  • When Will I Start Developing?
  • How Can I Deal With My Anger?
  • Things to Expect When Your Mom is Pregnant
  • Why Do I Shiver?
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Dealing With Pain During Childbirth
  • Finding a Camp for Your Child With Special Needs
  • God Bless, Your Grandmother
  • I Think My Friend May Have an Eating Disorder
  • Why Do I Sweat So Much?
  • How Can I Quit Smoking?
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition for Kids
  • What's Cholesterol?
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Birthing Classes
  • How Can I Lose Weight Safely
  • How Can I Lose Weight Safely?
  • Am I Still a Virgin if I Use a Tampon?
  • Can I Make it Easier to Talk to My Partner About Condoms?
  • Is Body Piercing Safe?
  • Why Does My Nose Run?
  • Intestinal Malrotation
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition for Parents
  • Tear-Duct Obstruction and Surgery
  • Prenatal Tests
  • Can Acne Scars Be Removed?
  • When Will I Start Developing
  • My Periods Are Irregular. Is Something Wrong With Me?
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Diet and Nutrition
  • Why Do I Shiver
  • Birth Plans
  • Birth Defects
  • Sending Your Child With Special Needs to Camp
  • Walk This Way