Mary T. Jacobs

Dr. Mary T. Jacobs is the author of the Big Daddy series of children’s books: Big Daddy’s Secret, Rico’s Adventure on Fripp Island, Rico’s Cabo Adventure, Big Daddy and Rico Visit Indian Springs, Hurricane on Fripp Island, and Big Daddy andFriends on Fripp Island. She is also the author of the nonfiction book Inspiring Future Leaders through Coaching and Mentoring.

Jacobs will lead a virtual writers workshop, How to Publish Your Book: Lessons Learned from a Children’s Book Author, through the nonprofit Pat Conroy Literary Center on Wednesday, August 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Registration is $45, available through

In this workshop, Jacobs will share the stories beyond her books, including how she developed and published them. Through her experiences and the missteps she took, the lessons she learned, and the approaches which now guide her publishing journey, she will offer advice and guidance for writers seeking to craft and publish their own books. The workshop is intended to be interactive, allowing plenty of time for Q&A with the participants.

A resident of Fripp Island, Mary T. Jacobs is a retired middle school principal and college professor. She worked at Mercer University as the coordinator of the Educational Leadership Department. She has published many articles and is the author of six children’s books, with a seventh on the way.

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