Mary Buford Hitz is a Virginia author and historian. She is a free-lance journalist who has written for the Washington Post, the Richmond Times Dispatch and regional magazines.
For the greater part of two years she has been part of a five-member committee who have collected interviews, documents, photographs, and stories about the 40-year history of Wintergreen Resort, one of the first environmentally conscious developments in the country. For Love the Land will be available starting in June at the Wintergreen Nature Foundation website and gift shop.
In 2000, the University Press of Virginia published her biography of her mother, Never Ask Permission: Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond. This book is in its third edition and is available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook.
Her historical novel, Riding to Camille, is about horseback riders in the Blue Ridge who encounter the remnants of hurricane Camille, the second of three catastrophic Category 5 hurricanes to make landfall in the United States during the 20th century. The audiobook version of Riding to Camille is read by Rebekkah Hilgraves.