Mary Sheely is a writer, reader, decorator, eater who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, got a job as an airborne traffic reporter (yep: she flew twice a day for five months straight and had to get up at 4 a.m., which is not in her nature, nor should it be in anyone’s nature), and then got fired. It remains the only job from which she was ever fired for cause (that cause being, not being able to tell north from south). A native of Cincinnati, Mary ran away from home at an advanced age and now lives and works (still as a writer) in Seattle. She and her resin artist husband Dave Sheely make their home in a tiny house with two giant dogs, a whole lot of indie art, and a view of a thumbnail-sized sliver of Puget Sound. Mary sent Angela a post about a rain soaked trip to the DWR Warehouse Sale back in 2006, ended up a Shelterrific regular contributor, served for a year as editor, and still contributes stories on subjects ranging from
easy-make recipes to dog poop composters. (One of the valuable lessons she learned as editor was to NOT post about those two topics in close proximity.) Mary’s day job is writing for Ruth, an integrated marketing firm ensconced in powerhouse PR firm Edelman. She’s written for clients from StarKist to Always to Kodak, has contributed news features to West Seattle Blog and has written for iVillage, Peoplepets.com and CityDog Magazine. She is determined to one day own an actual mid-century modern home.