Mary Morton Cowan is a graduate of Westbrook (ME) High School and Bates College. Her 2003 book, Timberrr… A History of Logging in New England, received Maine Library Association’s Lupine Honor Award. Her new book is Captain Mac: The Life of Donald Baxter MacMillan, Arctic Explorer, which tells MacMillan's adventurous story -- the vital role he played in Robert Peary’s 1908-1909 North Pole Expedition, his death-defying 1913-1917 expedition to northern Greenland, and his 1925 expedition which pioneered the use of radio and aircraft in Arctic exploration, and more!
A member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, nearly 70 of her articles and stories have been published in children’s magazines, and several have been reprinted in textbooks and anthologies. She lives with her husband near Sebago Lake, and enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and spending time with her four grandchildren.