About Mary


Mary Welch is an award-winning journalist, author, content provider, magazine writer, columnist and editor. She writes about business, legal topics, travel, lifestyles, automobiles and women’s issues for more years than she would like to remember. 

She is the editor and founder of Widows In Wanderland.com, a site for Women experiencing grief and learning how to life and thrive in their new normal.

Her work can be seen in publications such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Biography.com, The Daily Report (part of American Lawyer), Family Vacation Critic Magazine, Today.com, Corporate Counsel, Georgia Trend, Ehow.com, Site Selection, Atlanta Woman, Plan Your Meeting, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Travelgirl Magazine, and Car Business Today.

Further, she has managed a staff as well as a flock of freelance writers, has overseen web and social media, conceived stories, worked with art directors and
photographers and has demonstrated time and time

again her ability to tackle any subject with stunning results. 

Mary counts versatility as one of her primary strengths and can write a data-fueled business turnaround story as well as she can a piece that puts the reader squarely onto the Lido Deck of a leisurely New England cruise. 

Mary co-authored Forever Green: The History and Future of the American Forest with Chuck Leavell, the keyboardist for the Rolling Stones and a U.S. Tree Farmer of the YearNot only did she co-write the book, Chuck took her backstage at a Rolling Stone concert to meet Keith Richards.

Whether writing the story herself or directing freelance writers and art directors, Mary possesses a knack for knowing where the story lies and how to get it across. Her reportage is thorough, accurate, and insightful, her observations keen and on point, and her anecdotes both offbeat and entertaining.