Small-Town Wisconsin is Mary Bergin’s sixth book and one that feels dear because she has long paid attention to the unique, exceptional and quirky in rural America. Her writing forté is travel, food, heritage and sustainability–especially in the Midwest and particularly in her home state of Wisconsin.
The lifelong journalist spent decades working in newsrooms as an editor or reporter for Wisconsin, Indiana, Kentucky and Oklahoma newspapers. She switched to full-time freelance work in 2008 and is a four-time winner of a Lowell Thomas Award, the highest national recognition for travel journalists.
Her work has been published widely through online and print media outlets, including Tribune Content Agency and the USA Today Network. Wisconsin Supper Club Cookbook was her fifth book. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and Midwest Travel Journalists Association.
The Wisconsin native grew up on a small dairy farm in Sheboygan County and has lived in Madison since 1988, sharing a home with her longtime partner Richard and their two adorable cats, Siena and Doolin.
Follow her at marybergin.com, roadstraveled.com or smalltownhues.com.