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Mary Ellen Snodgrass (born February 29, 1944) is an American author born in Wilmington, North Carolina to William Russell and Lucy Ella (Hester) Robinson. She married Hugh Edwin Snodgrass in 1984 and is the mother of a foster daughter, Deborah Whisnant Cruz, and the grandmother of Jacob Thomas Cruz.
She is an award-winning author of textbooks and general reference works, and a former columnist for the ''Charlotte Observer''. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Appalachian State University, and holds degrees in English, Latin, psychology, and education of gifted children. She teaches English and Latin at Lenoir Rhyne University. In addition to her membership on the North Carolina Library Board, she serves the N.C. Humanities Commission as a traveling lecturer. Provided by Wikipedia