Mary Virginia Carey

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Mary Virginia Carey
Born19 May 1925
New Brighton, England
Died27 May 1994(1994-05-27) (aged 69)
California, USA
OccupationWriter
OrganizationAmerican Lung Association
Society of Children’s Book Writers

Mary Virginia Carey (May 19, 1925 – May 27, 1994) was an English/American writer. She became famous through her involvement in the youth book series 'The Three Investigators'.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Born to John Cornelius (an engineer) and Mary Alice (Hughes) Carey in New Brighton, England, Carey was brought to the United States as a baby and lived in California, becoming a naturalised citizen in 1955.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1969, after working with Walt Disney Productions writing novelizations of Disney motion pictures, she began to work free-lance as an author and completed more than ten 'Three Investigators' books for Random House.[2]

Her other titles included A Place for Allie(1985) which was based on the life of Carey's mother and her trip from Nova Scotia to Boston.[2]

Other information[edit]

Carey was a board member of the American Lung Association as well as a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "THREE INVESTIGATORS AUTHOR: M.V. CAREY". THE THREE INVESTIGATORS. Retrieved 13 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Obituaries : Mary Virginia Carey; Children's Book Author". Los Angeles Times. 29 May 1994. Retrieved 13 September 2020.