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Mary will be making a presentation on "The Courage to Write" at the South Florida Mango Writers Conference on February 10, 2024 from 9:00 to 3:00 at the 94th Aero Squadron, 1395 NW 57th Avenue Ave., Miami, Fl. 33126

Past Events:

1) Mary made a presentation and signed her books at the Oldsmar Library, LOCAL AUTHOR NIGHT on March 7, 2023.

2) Mary was a book at the Human Library event at the Safety Harbor Library on January 21, 2023. During the event, patrons checked out Human Books for one-on-one conversations with the goal of fostering dialogue that challenges stereotypes.

3) Mary gave a talk titled, "If you have a skill, any skill, you can write a 'how to' book" at the Mango Writers Conference in Miami, Fl. 

4) Mary Greenwood won First Place in Memoir for A Man's Spot, an essay about her first day at law school in 1968, in a writing contest sponsored by the South Florida Writers Association. Greenwood's  Memoir will be published soon.

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About the Author
Mary Greenwood is an Attorney, Mediator, Arbitrator, Negotiator and Author of three award-winning books: How to Negotiate Like a Pro; How to Negotiate Anything, Anytime, Anywhere, Winner of ten book awards; How to Interview Like a Pro43 Rules For Getting Your Next Job, Winner of 13 book awards; and How to Mediate Like a Pro, 42 Rules for Mediating Disputes, Winner of 12 book awards.

Mary  has a BA and MA in English, a Law Degree and an LL.M. in Labor Law. Greenwood lives in St. St. Petersburg, Florida with her Boston terrier, Annabelle.


How to Interview Like a Pro, Reader's Choice, and Winner of twelve book awards. 

Getting a job is like parking. You have to be in the right place at the right time. In How to Interview Like a Pro, author Mary Greenwood provides strategies and practical tips about how to prepare for job hunting, how to interview, and how to seal the deal.

Greenwood, a longtime human resources director, provides insight into how get ready for an interview, how to answer those difficult questions, and how to negotiate salary. Her guide can also help you understand the laws of interviewing and the questions an employer cannot legally ask. Learn how to

  • Recognize that looking for a job is a full-time job;
  • Create a great cover letter for your resume;
  • Prepare and deliver a quality elevator speech that is essential for success;
  • Be nosy about the interview process—it can work in your favor;
  • Wear the right outfit, use the right handshake, and project the right demeanor; and
  • Ask good questions at the interview.
How to Interview Like A Pro
 How to Mediate Like a Pro, winner of twelve book awards, is based on Greenwood's experience as a Mediator in over 7000 cases.

Greenwood noticed that there were certain Rules or characteristics of The cases that settled that were not present in the cases that did not settle. Among those Rules you will find the following:

  • Be A Devil's Advocate
  • You Can Mediate With A Lunatic
  • Everyone Makes Mistakes
  • Let The Parties Tell Their Story
  • Know When To Fold

Greenwood lists each Rule and Script and offers a concise explanation on how and when to use it in Mediation.How to Mediate Like a Pro presents strategies and practical tips for the Mediation process. It will give you insight on how to deal with difficult parties, how to break an impasse and how to close the deal. After you read this book, you will be able to Mediate Like A Pro.

Third Edition How to Negotiate Like a Pro: How to Resolve Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Winner of nine book awards.  

If you can’t seem to get what you want, it’s time to learn How to Negotiate Like a Pro. In this third revised edition of How to Negotiate Like a Pro, Greenwood, an attorney, negotiator, and human resources director with over 30 years of experience, adds new and revised chapters and provides the tools and strategies to negotiate anything, anytime, anywhere, including your spouse, your boss, a hotel or an online seller on eBay. Here’s a sample of tips you will get:

  • Gain strategies and practical tips for the negotiation process;
  • Deal with someone who is a bully, narcissist or pathological liar.
  • Understand what the other side is thinking;
  • Learn the ten questions to ask to get the best deal;
  • Find out what makes a good negotiator.    

With Greenwood’s forty-one rules, you will be soon be negotiating like a professional.