As a writer and editor, Mary Sears creates content for magazines and websites, and ghostwrites decorating books. 

Known for her collaborative ability, Mrs. Sears has been a successful ghostwriter for prominent design personalities including New York decorator Charlotte Moss (A Passion for Detail, (Doubleday, 1991), home stager Barb Schwarz (Home Staging: The Winning Way To Sell Your House for More Money, John Wiley, 2006), artists James Cramer and Dean Johnson (Seasons at Seven Gates Farm, Hearst, 1996) and Windowboxes Indoors and Out (Artisan, 1999), and Los Angeles decorator Catherine Bailley Dunne (Interior Designing for All Five Senses, Golden Books, 1998).

She is an avid reader and reviews books at missthompsonsreadingroom.blogspot.com.

She knows how to sew.

With a broad understanding of how consumers behave and navigate the web, she brings years of experience to her clients, and possesses a full range of communications skills across many platforms.

Over the years, her consistent effective messaging has anchored marketing efforts for clients such as Estee Lauder, Tricia Guild, Hooks & Lattice planters, setfocus.com,highlights.com, scholastic.com, ladieshomejournal.com, and Yahoo's Shine site for women.

Mary Sears held senior editorial positions at House & Garden magazine, Country Living magazine, and Child magazine. 

Her work has appeared in Family Circle, Working Mother, Country Living, New Jersey CEO, Fortune Small Business, and The New York Times.

Mary Sears is the coauthor of Celebrating Family Traditions (Little, Brown) and the humor books Life Is Too Short, and Life Goes On (Warner Books).

She earned a bachelor's degree in communications, graduating with honors from The American University in Washington, DC.

She lives in New Jersey with her family, plus a spaniel and calico cat.