January 30, 2015 | By Michelle Hughes
Mary O’Donohue is the best-selling author of the award winning parenting book, When You Say “Thank You,” Mean It, and has been featured in Parents Magazine, AOL’s Parent Dish, and contributes regularly to The Chicago Tribune’s Parent ‘Hood column. Mary has appeared on numerous TV programs including “The Better Show” in New York and is interviewed regularly on radio shows across the country. In addition, Mary speaks to enthusiastic audiences about the power of extraordinary character from childhood onward. Mary and her husband Jim have been married for seventeen years and have two children, Connor and Grace; a teen and a ‘tween. In addition to writing, Mary enjoys a successful career in television production, including 12 seasons with the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is an avid traveler, having spent time in China, Turkey, Greece, Malta, Spain, Ireland, England, Wales, France, and Italy. Mary donates a portion of her author’s net profits to charities benefiting families and education. She can be reached through her website: http://www.maryodonohue.com.