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Covington, KY

About MaryB.Garetto:

I write. A lot. Not as much as I should, mind you, but I do write nonetheless. Please know that I love Jesus, elephants, music, and dogs. That's just about everything important about me.... I think....

Articles and Art by MaryB.Garetto:

Testing the Sand
Photographs section, Teen Ink
The Boy Named Peter
Fiction section, Teen Ink
Laundry, Birds, and Lightning Cake
Fiction section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink

MaryB.Garetto's Favorite Personal Quote:

Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. ~Anton Chekhov

Favorite books: The Mark of the Lion trilogy, The Book of the Dun Cow, Sonnets of the Portugese, Peter Pan, The Jesus Storybook Bible 
Favorite authors: CS Lewis, Emily Dickenson, Andrew Peterson, J.M. Barrie, Mark Twain 
Favorite music albums: Counting Stars, Fly, Chronicles, Chasing Green Lights, Instead of Goodbye 
Favorite music artists: Andrew Peterson, Rich Mullins, Sara Groves, Yoyo Ma, Caedmon's call 
Favorite movies: Return to Me, While You Were Sleeping, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Eporium, Finding Nemo 
Favorite movie stars: Sandra Bulock, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr., Morgan Freeman 
Favorite TV shows: The Office, Reba, Phineas and Ferb, Good Eats, Everybody Loves Raymond 
Favorite actors: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Audrey Hepburn, Dustin Hoffman, James Stewart 
Favorite gadgets: Mell - my mini, purple, dell laptop, My mom's cannon rebel, My iPod (which is sadly and currently broken), My pens - I know they are not gadgets, but they are retractable, A calculator - because I can be a nerd like that 
Favorite hobbies: Writing-poetry because it comes easily, but I dabble in fiction, Singing - anytime, any song, any place, Photographing - anytime, anything, any place, Reading - not crap novels -quality writting please and thank you, Guitar, violin, piano (though I've had formal lessons in only 1) 
Favorite heroes: Jesus - the one and only wildly passionate lover of my soul, People like Zach Hunter who are changing the world, People like those who created 'Dry Tears' who speak for those who have no voice, People like Justin Bobrenz and others at 'Vision Beyond Borders' who risk their lives everyday for the sake of truth, The person responsible for the diecovery of espresso 

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