Reviews


As the publisher of three regional publications I have the pleasure of meeting many writers with very different writing techniques. Mary Ann is not only extremely knowledgeable and precise, she also has an energetic flair that captivates and engages the reader. Mary Ann has an outstanding ability of taking even the most sterile of topics and making then interesting and entertaining. She is warm and inviting and a great pleasure to work with!

Kendra Akers, President/Owner
Akers Media Group, Inc.; Publisher of Healthy Living and Style Magazines


Mary Ann is extremely thorough whether it’s in her fact-finding mode or her organizational skills with large projects. She is a very talented writer with strong creative results. She meets deadlines and will go above and beyond to provide the best product.

Kathy Houser, Corporate Director of Marketing
Central Florida Health Alliance


Mary Ann’s work is distinguished by clarity, focus, and eloquence. She analyzes, persuades or tugs emotions, in tidy prose and clear words that flow like music. Client needs and deadlines are priorities. Reliability and professional results are trademarks.

Edward VanHorn, Executive Director
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Atlanta, GA


If you want to work with someone who has the work ethic of 10 people, the writing skills of an accomplished journalist, and the grace and charm of a consummate professional, look no further than Mary Ann DeSantis. Mary Ann is a pro when it comes to framing an editorial project and delivering a feature well beyond expectations… and deadlines. It’s an honor to know and work with her.

Amy Mangan, Former Executive Editor, Ocala Magazine and Ocala HOME
Editorial Contributor, Southern Accents and Southern Living


Bonjour Mary Ann! Thanks a lot for your words. It is the best article written about Burgundy I have ever seen.
You translated everything in the wine maker language. If one day you come back, it would be a pleasure for me to welcome you in our
“belle Bourgogne.”

Elohim Balest, Owner and Winemaker
Alter & Go Wine Tours


Over the years I have been the subject of several articles and have been interviewed by several reporters and writers. I was very impressed with the level of interest by Mrs. DeSantis and the quality of her questions. In my dealings with her, it was evident from the beginning that she would write an article of substance. Reading the final piece, I was very pleased as that I felt the article caught the spirit of who I am as a photographer. She caught the importance of what I do along with the humor that I try to bring to some of the work.

Rick Lang, Professional Photographer
Winter Park, Florida


Thank you so much for the excellent article. You are truly a talented journalist.
I think it is one of the very best write-ups I have ever had AND I have had many!

Joan Toole,
Chef and Cookbook Author


Mary Ann has the ability to combine practical requirements of a project with the creative inspiration necessary to produce optimal results with any project. Having Mary Ann as a writer provided me with the confidence that my goals would be achieved no matter what the project!

Kalena Meyers, Dean of Institutional Advancement,
Montverde Academy


Many, many thanks for taking the time to speak to the Palm Beach Treasure Coast Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications (AWC). The compliments on your presentation just keep coming in. Many of our chapter members have commented on the professionalism with which you demonstrated the need for a speakers bureau, how to choose venues for the presentation, and finally, how to prepare your speakers for their presentations

Patricia S. Davis,
Programming Chair, AWC


Mary Ann has the ability to get to the heart of a story – and to a person – and bring it home to the reader. Over the several years we worked together, she cheerfully accepted and successfully completed assignments that covered virtually every area of the newspaper industry. I can’t say enough for her writing skill and professionalism.

Reg Ivory, Executive Director (retired),
Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Atlanta, GA


Mary Ann’s insight into everyday things that touch everyone’s lives is such a talent. What a gift she has for writing! Reading is a particular passion of mine and when I find an author I really enjoy, I read all of their books. I feel that way about her writing. Mary Ann’s humor, perceptiveness, and effortless way of connecting is such a joy for me

Jane Hicks, Former Coordinator, Alumni Development,
College of Central Florida


Thank you for the article about the Women in the Outdoors program. Mary Ann did a great job and I’m glad she could share the experience with us. I hope this article will let many more ladies know that doing things in the outdoors is a wonderful experience… We appreciate any recognition, especially when it’s done in such a wonderful way.

Jackie Tuten, Florida State Board of Directors,
Women in the Outdoors Program


Mary Ann DeSantis, who interviewed me at my home for an article in Style magazine, was a true professional and most gracious. She made me feel comfortable and was truly interested in my collections. She reported very accurately and her photography skills were excellent.

Paul Farineau, Collector
The Villages