Mary Beth Ellis is a writer, college educator, and public speaker. Listed here are some live links to her work and readings; below that is her current traditional publication list and a reckoning of her online work which is no longer available. For interviews, commissions, and questions, feel free to use the contact box below.
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Mary Beth's author page at StarShips, where she writes about Star Wars, and also Star Wars.
Mary Beth's author page at Monsters and Critics, where she offers commentary on pop culture.
Mary Beth's author page at Redleg Nation, the premiere commentary site focused on the Cincinnati Reds. Mary Beth writes the "Baseball Is Life" column and various standalone articles. Her work focuses on the cultural aspects of baseball, as well as the intersection of daily life with sports.
For tech writing and aviation fans, Mary Beth ghostwrites for various publications. Use the contact form below to ask for samples.
Business and Tech Writing
Legal Writing for General Audiences
Mary Beth As Speaker
Interview: WCPO CBS
Reading: TrueTheatre, Cincinnati, OH
Book and Anthologies
Behavioral Disorders: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Mason Crest Press. Pending.
Behavioral Disorders: Schizophrenia. Mason Crest Press. Pending.
“Soul.” 5 Must Know Secrets for Today's College Girl, edited by Lauren P. Salamone, Frederick Fell Trade, 2011, pp 18-20.
“Flyover Territory.” Calliope, edited by Anne Shelby, Women Who Write, 2010, pp 2232
“The Waltz.” Real Questions: Reading and Writing Genres, edited by John Ruszkiewicz, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009, pp 298-309.
“Life With a Capital L.” Florida Crime Writers, edited by Steve Glassman, McFarland, 2007, pp 58-64.
Drink to the Lasses. Cold Tree Press, 2006.
“The Waltz.” Twentysomething Essays by Twentysomething Authors, Random House, edited by Matt Kellogg and Jillian Quint, 2006, 11-20.
“The First Time.” Grotto Stories, edited by Mary Pat Dowling Beal, 1996, MarySunshine Books, 48.
“English For Pilots.” Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine. Pending.
“Heat Lighting.” Evening Street Review, Autumn 2013, pp. 54-59.
“NASA Water.” Hawaii Pacific Review, September 2013, pp. 123-126.
“Rainbirds.” Glassworks Magazine, Winter 2014, pp. 1-3.
“People Who Choose to Run.” Ragnarok, November 27, 2012, pp. 1257-1526.
“The National Tonic.” Weber: The Contemporary West, Spring/Summer 2009, pp. 112119.
“Survival: Young Grads in the Workplace.” Notre Dame Magazine, Summer 2003, p. 22.
“Margartiaville.” Bennington Review, January 2002, pp. 31-34.
Stockton University, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Scholarship Recipient, February 2019
Wide Open Writing Retreat, Scholarship Recipient, November 2016
US National Parks Services, Everglades National Park, Artist in Residence, October 2011
American Antiquarian Society, Creative Fellow, July 2011
Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design, Writer in Residence, January 2011
Colorado Art Ranch, Writer in Residence, April-May 2010
Casa Libre, Writer in Residence, May 2007
Runner-up, Creative Nonfiction Memoir Contest, 2019
Third Place, SLO Nightwriters Golden Quill Writing Contest, 2017
Second Place, Valhalla Press Literary Competition,2012
Finalist, Dorothy Churchill Cappon Prize for the Essay, New Letters Magazine, 2010
Prose Winner, 17th Annual International Short Prose and Poetry Contest, Women Who Write, 2010
Creative Nonfiction Prose Winner, Seven Hills Literary Contest, Tallahassee Writers Association, 2010
Erma Bombeck Workshop Humor Writer of the Month, November, 2006
Laurie A. Lesniewski Award for Creative Writing, Saint Mary’s College, 1999
(This award is reserved for poetry, fiction, or scriptwriting; however, an exception was made here for nonfiction work.)
Presentations and Readings
"True Song." True Theater, 22 January 2019, Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH. Reading.
“Exploding the Everyday: Effective Detail in Writing.” Gulf Coast Writers Association Local Author Presentation, 15 August 2012, Gulfport Public Library, Gulfport, MS. Presentation and reading.
“Edges of Sawgrass.” Ranger Program, 20 October 2011, Royal Palm Visitor Center Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. Reading.
“Modern Revolutions.” Creative Fellow Address, 22 July 2011, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. Presentation.
“Literature of the American Space Program.” Resident Program, Colorado Art Ranch, 17 May 2011, Salida Regional Library, Salida, CO. Presentation and reading.
"Writing for Women in the Thoroughbred Industry." Women's Horse Industry Association Convention, 4 November 2007, Ramada Louisville Expo Center, Louisville, KY. Presentation and roundtable discussion.
“The Waltz.” Poetry at an Uncouth Hour, 20 April 2006, NiteLites, Stetson University, DeLand, FL. Reading.
“Time to Close the Shutters: Florida Hurricane Culture.” Florida College English Association Meeting, 18 November 2005, Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, FL. Reading.
“Waltzing Matilda for Writing: Teaching in Workshop.” January Residency, 14 January 2002, Tishman Lecture Hall, Bennington, VT. Presentation.
Online Publications Mary Beth Has Written For Which No Longer Exist (She Had Nothing To Do With That Part of It)
Made Magazine (lifestyle)
Phactaul (science, tech, and culture)
OnHerGame (sports writing by women)
Freelance Switch (column on life as a freelancer
Headline News' Crystal Ball (sports predictions from female sportswriters)
JamsBio (music memoir essays)