Mary Lou Sanelli

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"Mary Lou is an awesome speaker. She spoke to GFWC Western State Region meeting and you could hear a pin drop at one time and the laughter was contagious at another. She was a highlight of the four-day conference for many attendees. Her message was perfect for a group of women ranging in age from 40 to 90."
• Bonnie Walden, WSR President

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The Star Struck Dance Studio (of Yucca Springs): A Novel (Chatwin Books, 2019)

This is a story that explores the wide range of human emotion as if from behind the intimate curtain of a dance studio; the meaning of family in all its diverse varieties; determination; the struggle to understand ourselves and the behavior of others; the hope that comes from compassion and acceptance; and resilience — how pursued dreams become, over time, simply the way life is if you stay true to yourself.

Star Struck October 2019 Book Tour




Guest speaker at the GFWC National Convention, the Rainier Club, the Women's University Club, Columbia Tower Club, Town Hall Seattle, as well as Starbucks Book Events.