Mary R. Arno is an award-winning author and journalist who has worked at newspapers across the southern United States, from Los Angeles to New Orleans to Orlando, with a couple of others in between. As a reporter and editor, she covered everything from murders and refinery explosions on the police beat to small-town politics to national political conventions and campaigns. At the Los Angeles Times, she was part of teams awarded Pulitzer Prizes for covering the L.A. riots in 1992 and the Northridge earthquake in 1994.
A native of New Orleans, she lives on a farm in Upstate New York with her husband and the youngest three of her four children, spending as much time as possible in the city of her birth.
Thanksgiving is based on a short story that won the gold medal in the Faulkner Wisdom competition.
- Los Angeles Times
- New Orleans Times-Picayune
- Orlando Sentinel
- Jefferson Parish Times
- Arkansas Gazette
- Graduate of LSU J School. Editor of The Daily Reveille.
- Gold medal award for best short story, Faulkner/Wisdom competition.
- Finalist, novel, Faulkner/Wisdom competition.