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Erickson, Mary Ellen (Ph.D.)
Discipline: Literature, Author, Publisher, Speaker

Photo of Mary EricksonMary Ellen Erickson, Ph.D., resides on a farm in central North Dakota with her husband Dwayne. Dr. Erickson is a retired teacher/school counselor. She spent over 30 years working with students K-12 in fields such as music, physical education, social studies, psychology, and counseling/guidance. Dr. Erickson has a B.S. degree from Valley City State University, and M.S. degree from North Dakota State University, and a Ph.D. from Walden University. She has written some children's book that stress values, character and work ethic, a book on caregiving of elderly parents, and a historical fiction novel about growing up German/Russian in the 1950's.

Her interest in writing began at an early age, but was not taken to a professional level until 1996, when she began writing the children's series and working on a Ph.D. in Human Services. She discovered she enjoyed writing. She writes books by using her education and life-experiences to create stories that are entertaining and educational. She feels she has been blessed with a good education and a long active life and wants to share her knowledge and experience with anyone who reads her books.

Awards received through the years include: "Who's Who Among College Students and Viking Pilot" (1958); "Who's Who Among Young Women in America" (1968); "Toastmaster's Advanced Communicator Bronze Award" (2006); and "Manchester Who's Who Registry of Executives and Professionals" (2006). Her latest novel Geezettes, has received the "Editor's Choice Award" and the "People's Choice Award" from the publisher iUniverse.

Artist Statement:

"My motto is 'Building a Better Society'; a goal I try to accomplish with each book I write."

Contact Mary Ellen Erickson:
Dr. Mary's Books
Kensal, ND 58455
701-435-2388
E-mail: dwayneerickson@agristar.net
www.drmarysbooks.com

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