Old Willis Place (Hahn) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—December 9, 1937
Reared—College Park, Maryland, USA
Awards—see list below 
Currently—lives in Columbia, Maryland


Mary Downing Hahn, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus. (From the publisher.)

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Mary Downing Hahn's first published book, The Sara Summer, was released in 1979, when she was 41 years old. Since then she has written over 20 novels. Many of those novels take place in Maryland, a state in which she grew up and still lives in. Today she has two daughters Karren and Danniela. Karren is 24 and Danniela is 21 and has two donkeys. (From Wikipedia.)

Awards (Partial list

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award (VT)
  • Golden Sower Award (NE)
  • Volunteer State Book Award (TN)
  • Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
  • William Allen White (KS) Master List
  • Disney Adventures Finalist
  • Mark Twain Award Master List (MO)

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