Based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Mary Ann has been a freelance writer and nonfiction author for over forty years, focusing on history, culture, natural history, travel, and food. Books include: River Road Rambler; Along the River Road; Winding Through Time. Recent article credits include newyorker.com, Preservation, The Forward. She has also written essays, reports, and obituaries. Links to her work can be found at: maryannsternberg.com. She works part-time at the LSU School of Mass Communication.