Enjoy and share these holiday songs around the table this Thanksgiving and Christmas:(read more
Writing Class: Exploring The Antagonist
Explore the archetype of the antagonist–creating opposition characters and discovering how they enliven novels, short stories, plays, songs, and more. Each class will be a mix of instruction, exercises, and discussion.
Join Mary (read more
I wrote Carpe Diem Credo while I was teaching songwriting at Carpe Diem Arts camp on the Eastern shore of Maryland. My goal was to write a simple one-chord song that would not only enable beginning instrumentalists to have (read more
Ukes are accessible, affordable, and can be life-changing.
Want to try the uke? If you’re already playing, do you want to grow by learning more or by writing your own songs?
Author, songwriter, and musician Mary Amato teaches private lessons (read more
Enjoy this work-in-progress that my shadow-theater partner Andrea Caspari and I created at an artist retreat. Special thanks to Jenny Hersh and Busy Graham.
This is a first stab at a new Firefly Shadow Theater production. After reading an article (read more
An after-school session with students and visitors at Franklin High School in MA was a chance to share my writing process and hear interesting questions from readers of different generations.(read more
Book Trailer: Open Mic Night at Westminster Cemetery is available September 1, 2018, from Carolrhoda Lab™. Warning: explicit language and mature themes.
Summary: When Lacy wakes up dead in Westminster Cemetery, she’s confused. The last thing she remembers is leaving (read more
These graves were the inspiration at Westminster Cemetery were the inspiration for my characters Sarah and Peter who *spoiler alert* had children who died. I spent a lot of time walking around the cemetery and reading the gravestones. I didn’t (read more