Mary Griffith

SECRETARY Mary Griffith
Mary Griffith

More than 15 years as a fencing parent, national tournament official, and even a term on the board of USA Fencing gave Mary Griffith plenty of material for her current work-in-progress, a murder mystery set at a national fencing championship.

Mary is also the author of two popular books on alternative education: The Homeschooling Handbook: From Preschool to High School, A Parent’s Guide and The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use The Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom, which together have sold more than 90,000 copies, and a book of linked essays about her own family’s experience, Viral Learning: Reflections on the Homeschooling Life.

A fourth-generation Californian, San Francisco Giants fan, and frequent binge knitter, Mary has lived most of her life in the Sacramento area.