Mary Daheim Biography
Seattle native Mary Richardson Daheim
has been fascinated by story-telling since early childhood. She first listened,
then read, and finally began to write her own fiction when she was ten. A
journalism major at the University of Washington, she was the first female
editor of The Daily where she attracted national attention with her
editorial stance against bigotry.
After getting her B.A., she worked in newspapers and public relations, but in
her spare time she tried her hand at novels. In 1983, Daheims first historical
romance was published, followed by a half-dozen more before she switched genres
to her original fictional love, mysteries, in 1991. Just Desserts and Fowl Prey,
the first books in the Bed-and-Breakfast series were released in 1991. A year
later, the Emma Lord series made its debut with The Alpine Advocate.
Daheim has also written several short stories for mystery anthologies and
Married to professor emeritus and playwright David Daheim, the couple live in
Seattle and have three grown daughters. She has been an Agatha Award nominee,
winner of the 2000 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Achievement Award, and
her mysteries regularly make the USA Today bestseller list and the New
York Times top thirty.
This biography was last updated on 08/23/2013.
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