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Mary Terzian ( was born in Egypt to Armenian parents. She learned English in a local high school where her writing talents sparkled. She worked in several countries before immigrating to the United States in 1967.
Terzian's teachers played a significant role in her life by showing their trust in her writing abilities. Her articles and stories have been termed inspiring, fascinating, “laced with the perfect balance of humor and sarcasm . .  .” Some of her experiences are hilarious or outright  hair-raising.
Terzian’s articles have been published in Armenian, and in English-language newspapers, magazines, anthologies (Chicken Soup) and online (keyword: Mary Terzian). She has edited company newspapers and received two awards for her book and numerous awards for her articles and speeches. 
On a personal level, Terzian has become a wolf in a lamb’s attire. As a single parent she has raised a charming daughter, sweated at household management including plumbing, painting, pruning trees and other jobs bigger than her shoes. She has jumped buildings, crossed oceans, and has handled lawsuits and IRS audits successfully.

Birth Place
Cairo,  Egypt


- First Book. "The Immigrants' Daughter,"Best
Books 2006 Award (Amazon,Barnes and Noble).
- Dan Poybnter's 2012 Global E-Book Award
(Kindle, Nook, U-Tube)

- Second Book, "Politically Homeless, a five-year Odyssey across three continents" submitted for publication.

Other awards:

- Emerging Voices scholarship in 2001 by PEN, USA, West.

- Newsletter Editor Extraordinaire, awarded in December 2000 by The Aerospace Retirees' Club.

- First prize, Armenian Allied Arts Association Contest, English literature, Senior Division. 1992 and 1994.

Numerous in-club awards at Aerospace Toastmasters 401 Club and at the California Writers Club, San Fernando Valley Branch.

Additional Information

WORKING ON THE SEQUEL TO THE iMMIGRANTS' DAUGHTER. Writes articles along book chapters. Most of the latest articles have been published online (keyword "Mary Terzian"). The urls are also listed on her private website: Invited to Armenia recently to attend International Writers' Conference to discuss Globalization and National Identity"

Contact Information
Mary Terzian
15220 Rochlen Street 
Hacienda Heights CA 91745   USA
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Articles, poems, blogs, opinions
Just completed and submitted to the publisher "Politically Homeless - an Odyssey across three continents." Her travels cover a five-year period,1962-1967, in pursuit of a niche where she can settle and continue her studies. The book Is loaded with risk, adventures and unimaginable surprises during her trip to eighteen countries searching for stability which she finally finds in the United States.

The Parched Armenian
A meeting with a kindred soul revives memories of an itinerant life often alleviated by compatriots scattered around the world.

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