Mary Ann Sternberg: M A S INK

Freelance writer and author

Selected Works (for a complete listing, please see C.V.)

article
Evergreen Plantation on the Mississippi River in Louisiana is an intact plantation, including its 22 original slave cabins, sugar fields and a new interpretative center that tells the stories of everyone who lived here. Preservation Magazine cover story. http://www.preservationnation.org/ magazine/2013/summer/sustaining-evergreen.html#.UzXzFGdOW70
Books
The River Road along the Mississippi is the product of more than three hundred years of documented history and culture. But it takes help to explore and appreciate it.
What others have said: "Readers should probably consider purchasing two copies...one for the library, the other for the automobile glovebox...(it's) bound to inspire several rambles and one would be well advised to take it along as a fellow traveler." Thomas Uskali, review in Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Winter 2013. "(Mary Ann Sternberg) finds new information along this old, romantic road." Rheta Grimsley Johnson (Poor Man's Provence) "I picture visitors to (my) house seeing it on the bedside table, reading a story or two and the following day asking for a road map." Oliver A Houck (Down on the Batture)
Articles
Nutria are helping devastate the marsh; bounties on their tails help control their population. But what can be done with the rest of the animal? A small Louisiana company takes a stab at it.

Mary Ann Sternberg
What I Do
Feature writing and narrative nonfiction; nonfiction books;
Public relations copy and content for small businesses and nonprofits.

What I Write About
*My focus has often been Louisiana history and culture--the Mississippi River and the legendary Mississippi River Road.
*Also, natural history, arts, and food as well as the occasional personal essay.
*In fact, as an enthusiastic and curious traveler through life, I try to find subjects wherever I go.
My Approach
Any subject can be made interesting...at least once. And curiosity, insight and humor (where fitting) matter.
I'm always open to new experiences, ready for challenging assignments.



A Glimpse Inside My Work

Nutria, the environmental scourge of coastal marshes, becomes tasty dog treats.
Nutria...a scourge of coastal marshes gets a noble purpose.
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/03/louisianas-river-rat-dog-food.html
A sacred space turned hardware store: an old Mississippi River town's hidden treasure

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