Although her career spanned nearly thirty years and she was a prolific writer, very little personal information is known about Mary Grace Halpine. Apparently she resided in Brooklyn for her obituary appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle (Adimari 121). About her publishing career, all that is known is what can be gleaned from the story papers she published in and current library holdings.
Her career began in 1852 when she published poems in Gleason’s Flag of Our Union. In 1853 her poems and short stories appeared in T.S. Arthur’s Home, and in in 1854 she was published in Godey’s. In 1864 she published The Prayer of Faith for the Boston Sabbath School Society. In 1870 her work was printed in Beadle and Adams story paper, The Saturday Journal. In the 1870s and the 1880s her work also appeared in Leslie’s Monthly and the Arm Chair.
The Broken Betrothal; or, Love versus Hate. New York: Beadle
and Adams, 1880.
Blind Elsie’s Crime. New York, 1885.
Blind Barbara’s Secret;or, a History of a Heart. New York: Beadle
and Adams, 1880. (Reprinted New York: F.M. Lupton, 1905.)
Bound with Love’s Fetters; or, The Young School Teacher. New
York: Street & Smith, 1885.
The Broken Betrothal. New York: F.M. Lupton, 1905.
Delaware Dick; or, The Chase of the Wasp. New York:
American Publisher’s Corp, 1860.
Discarded; or, Thrown on the World. New York: N.L. Munro, 1885.
The Divorced Wife. New York, 1885.
The Doctor’s Waif. New York: Beadle and Adams.
Elsie’s Prisoner. New York: Beadle and Adams.
The Girl Hero; or, The Plottings of Hate. New York American
Publisher’s Corp, 1860.
A Great Divorce Case. New York: Beadle and Adams.
His Brother’s Widow. N.L. Munro, 1885.
Husband of Two Wives. New York: Beadle and Adams.
A Letter. New York: N.L. Munro, 1885.
The Missing Bridegroom. New York: Beadle and Adams.
The Prayer of Faith. Boston: Sabbath School Society, 1864.
A Strange Betrothal. New York, n.d.
A Strange Disappearance. New York: N.L. Munro, 1885.
A Wife’s Crime. New York: American Publisher’s Corp, 1885.
Who Was Guilty? New York: Beadle and Adams.
Whose Wife Was She? New York: Beadle and Adams.
Adimari, Ralph. “William J. Benners.” Dime Novel Roundup. September 5, 1958: 121-128.
Johannsen, Albert. The House of Beadle & Adams. 2 Vols. Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1950.