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Mary J. Nickum is a retired librarian, who is now an editor and freelance writer of fish culture related articles. Her primary focus is on science for the public. She has chosen to extend her outreach of science for the public to children.Mary earned a B.A. degree in English education at Northland College, Ashland, Wisconsin, a Masters in Librarianship at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wa... More
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11/19/2016Two Small Studies Find Benefits of Exercise for People with MS with Moderate to Severe Problems with Movement (0 Comments )
SummaryTwo small studies report on the benefits of exercise for people with MS who have moderate to severe mobility impairments. This research shows the importance of physical activity in enabling people with all forms of MS to... Read the rest of this post
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1. Coelacanth: The Greatest Fish Story Ever Told (The Aquitaine Reluctant R...
    Author: Mary Jo Nickum
    Publisher: Aquitaine Ltd
N/A 12/04/2016
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2. A Girl Named Mary (Kindle Edition)
    Author: Mary Jo Nickum
    Publisher: World Castle Publishing, LLC
N/A 06/27/2016
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3. Mom's Story: A Child Learns About MS (Paperback)
    Author: Mary Jo Nickum
    Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
N/A 03/24/2013
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Comment by Mary Nickum on 8/31/2012 at 10:47 PM:
New publishing imprint for YA and MG fiction. Visit: www.saguarobooks.com
Comment by Mary Nickum on 11/12/2011 at 9:27 AM:
Barnes and Noble book signing. Discussion with three authors, including me about memoir writing. We will sell and sign after the talks. Barnes and Noble, 90th and Shea, Scottsdale, AZ, 6:30-8 pm, December 6.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 5/15/2011 at 2:21 PM:
I just completed a Savvy Authors' Workshop. View my new book trailer is on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggw6dnVgYro
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/11/2011 at 12:10 PM:
Meeting tomorrow evening with the Path to Publication Group to discuss the launch of THE PATH. I hope all or most of the Group will attend. Everyone's input is welcome.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/6/2011 at 4:49 PM:
I just finished a magazine article for kids. "What's an ocelot got?"
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/1/2011 at 10:39 AM:
Visit me and pickup a copy of Mom's Story at the Second Annual Disability Empowerment Center (DEC) Health and Wellness Fair, Phoenix, AZ, April 9, 9:00-4:00.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/28/2011 at 2:52 PM:
I want to share my Amazon children’s book link: http://amzn.to/gNbHMG and my blog site: http://bit.ly/g5DrkS
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/26/2011 at 11:45 AM:
Path to Publication is a writers group for all genres. The Path to Publication writers group is a critique group that meets on the second Tuesday of every month. We also publish a literary magazine, The Path, twice per year. Visit our website: www.pathtopublication.net . We are also on Facebook: htt... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/23/2011 at 4:50 PM:
I am now a Premier Member of Savvy Authors (www.savvyauthors.com)
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/15/2011 at 4:52 PM:
I am the Editor-in-Chief of a new literary magazine, The Path. visit www.pathtopublication.net for future information about the new magazine.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/9/2011 at 2:29 PM:
My kit fox article, All Ears, has been accepted. It will be published with the accompanying word search puzzle in the May, 2011 issue of Stories for Children magazine.

Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/9/2011 at 2:07 PM:
Mary J. Nickum was this year’s big winner for sponsoring the most new members, and in doing so earned the OWAA 2011 Conference Package of four hotel nights and one registration waiver for the July 9-11 event.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 3/1/2011 at 2:14 PM:
There's a new post on http://mjnickum-nickumsnook.blogspot.com/

Comment by Mary Nickum on 2/24/2011 at 11:44 AM:
All writers please drop by my new blog: http://mjnickum-nickumsnook.blogspot.com...
Comment by Christine Kohler on 2/22/2011 at 7:27 PM:
Hi Mary, thanks for connecting with me. Good luck on selling your article to Stories...sounds promising! Congrat, too, on your Outdoors award.

I'm researching blue whales for a book right now. I'm in the preliminary stages, so searching sources.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 2/19/2011 at 9:34 AM:
I received the following message from the Assistant Editor: "I feel your article could be a good fit for Stories for Children Magazine." Now I have to revise!

Comment by Mary Nickum on 2/14/2011 at 11:46 AM:
Please go to the Books In Sync (www.booksinsync.com)to vote for my book cover. Thanks.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 2/8/2011 at 11:20 AM:
I am now a Books In Sync Service Provider. I perform editing services for authors of Nature and Natural history, Environment/Conservation (nonfiction) and Children’s nonfiction. My rates are available on request ([email protected]).

Comment by Mary Nickum on 1/18/2011 at 12:41 PM:
Please check out my new promotion site for my book: Mom's Story, A Child Learns About MS http://www.booksinsync.com/maryjonickum....
Comment by Mary Nickum on 12/19/2010 at 8:47 AM:
It's not too late to consider giving a gift of love this holiday season: Mom’s Story, A Child Learns About MS, http://www.marynickum.com.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 12/10/2010 at 6:47 AM:
Visit my new blog: http://mjnickum-nickumsnook.blogspot.com/
Comment by Mary Nickum on 12/9/2010 at 10:37 AM:
The shift in picture books: Publishers are publishing about 25 to 30 percent fewer picture book titles than they used to as some parents want their kids to read more challenging books at younger ages. The new trend is leading to popular picture book characters such as Pinkalicious, Splat Cat and Bro... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 11/28/2010 at 11:20 AM:
Check out my new websites for kids:
Comment by Mary Nickum on 11/24/2010 at 6:42 PM:
I had my 1 hour coaching session yesterday. This is the summary: As I suspected, book signings are pretty much a waste of time for marketing and sales purposes, unless you are a celebrity. It is better to spend your time and resources developing a web presence, such as website and blogs. Internet ra... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 11/21/2010 at 11:48 AM:
I'm going to have a 1 hour coaching session with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, best-selling author, speaker and master certified coach tomorrow morning, Nov. 22. It will cover writing and publishing with special emphasis on marketing.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 11/17/2010 at 2:45 PM:
I just learned that Mom's Story will be listed in Northwest Outdoor Writers Association Newsletter. Every little bit helps! http://bit.ly/kHLOU
Comment by Mary Nickum on 10/31/2010 at 2:10 PM:
I just made a successful pitch to Chalet Publishers. The publisher loved the idea and offered several valuable suggestions.The working title is: "A girl Named Mary."

Comment by Mary Nickum on 9/29/2010 at 12:01 PM:
I'm going to work on my tree book again after receiving several valuable critiques. It is nonfiction for middle-grade readers about trees. It will be illustrated and especially useful in schools. If anyone would like to critique it, let me know. Thanks.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 9/24/2010 at 3:30 PM:
See you at WOTH tomorrow!
Comment by Mary Nickum on 9/17/2010 at 2:44 PM:
I just received a request from Chalet Publishers for a synopsis of my new YA historical fiction "A Girl Named Mary." I am researching now and will begin writing later this fall.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 9/4/2010 at 12:08 PM:
Does anyone have any suggestions for finding an agent interested in children's nonfiction (ages 8-11)?
Comment by Mary Nickum on 9/1/2010 at 7:52 AM:
Have you read Noah's Wife by Theresa K. Thorne? It's a great read...fast paced with more unexpected turns than a rural highway. It has inspired me to consider writing an historical fiction book for middle/upper grade kids about Mary, mother of Jesus. I want to write about her first 16 years, ending ... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 8/15/2010 at 7:56 AM:
The WriteonCon Online Writers Conference was great. After a first day server meltdown, everything proceeded well. I received welcome, useful feed back on all of my submissions. I read a lot of interesting stuff by other authors too!
Comment by Mary Nickum on 8/5/2010 at 12:54 PM:
Have you visited http://www.authorsden.com/maryjonickum yet?
Comment by Mary Nickum on 8/4/2010 at 12:20 PM:
Have you registered for the Writeoncon online conference yet? I did (it's free). I uploaded my picture book this morning in the critique forum and already have received 2 critiques and the conference hasn't started yet! Go to http://writeoncon.com to register...
Comment by Mary Nickum on 8/1/2010 at 7:24 PM:
I am featured on the "Front Page" of the AuthorAdvance website...www.authoradvance.com.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 7/31/2010 at 10:30 AM:
The program at the Microsoft Store was fabulous. In addition to my videotaped interview, the Vice President, Programs & Services of the Arizona Chapter for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society attended, providing useful information about the Society and its services. Everyone who attended receive... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 7/30/2010 at 11:12 AM:
See you at 6:00 pm tonight at the Microsoft Store...
Comment by Mary Nickum on 6/27/2010 at 10:40 AM:
On June 20, at the Annual Meeting of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Mary Nickum was awarded Outstanding Board Member, 2010 in recognition for her work to reorganize the Excellence in Craft (EIC) Contest and Awards. The EIC Awards recognize the best outdoor writing in 10 categories.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 6/10/2010 at 3:05 PM:
The Microsoft Store will be hosting an event for kids and families that have or know someone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on July 30th, 2010 from 6:00-8:00 PM. You will have the opportunity to meet with Mary Jo Nickum, author of Mom’s Story; A Child Learns About MS. Mary has been diagnosed with M... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 6/4/2010 at 6:56 AM:
I just received a positive reply from the editor to my picture book submission. I promised her a revision by mid July, but, right now, I really have no idea how I'm going to revise it. I'll give it some servious thought this month while I'm on a working vacation!
Comment by Mary Nickum on 6/1/2010 at 12:35 PM:
I'm working hard on designing teaching materials for Mom's Story. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 5/19/2010 at 7:46 AM:
I had an exciting meeting with the outreach coordinator from the Microsoft Store at Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale yesterday. More info to come…
Comment by Mary Nickum on 5/16/2010 at 10:32 AM:
I will read, discuss and sign my book, Mom's Story, at Park Falls, WI Public Library on June 16th at 3:00 pm
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/28/2010 at 10:33 AM:
Please visit my blogs: http://mjnickum-mynewbook.blogspot.com/,
http://mnickum.blogspot.com/, http://mjnickum.wordpress.com/
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/24/2010 at 7:15 AM:
I will be attending "Talk MS" on May 1 at Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort. Mom's Story will be available there.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/21/2010 at 10:41 AM:
Victoria Holmes was fantastic and fascinating. Wonderful presentation. It was great to see all the wonderful little readers!
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/18/2010 at 10:12 AM:
I'm going to a signing by Victoria Holmes this coming Tuesday evening. Here's what Changing Hands, the Indie bookstore has to say:
Erin Hunter's advice for aspiring writers: "Read, read, and read some more! Make sure you read a wide variety of stories: fantasy stories teach you about maki... more
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/16/2010 at 3:03 PM:
Author Victoria Holmes, one of the four women known by the collective pseudonym “Erin Hunter,” will visit Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ on April 20 with the second book in the Omen of the Stars series: Fading Echoes.
Comment by Mary Nickum on 4/11/2010 at 4:27 PM:
I'm starting a new book for children on trees and the forest. There will be 3 in all, one for the very young (3-6 picture book), another one for ages 4-8 also a picture book and the third for ages8-11, a picture/chapter book. Pretty ambious, I know.

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