fountain_penWelcome to my website, and I do hope you enjoy your visit. Even though my previous cyber home was very nice – thanks to the amazing artist, Dany Russell – some time ago I decided I wanted a site that was all inclusive, so people won’t have to go to different places for my blog and for information about my books and my writing. My son, Paul, accepted the challenge of getting a new site on WordPress, so here we are.

When I found this picture, I thought it was appropriate since I did start writing with a pen and paper those many moons ago before computers.

While I now write by typing on a keyboard, I still love the look and feel of a fine fountain pen.

Most days I can be found in my office, typing away on said keyboard, but sometimes other commitments take me away from that daily routine, and I have been known to snarl just a bit when that happens. We writers tend to be a bit obsessed about the need to be working, but it is true that if we are removed from the creative process for long periods of time, we become stale.

We never want to do that.

Stale is bad for brownies and bread and stories.


Posted by Maryann on February 18, 2015 |

Doubletake, the police procedural mystery I wrote with Margaret Sutton has been named the Best Mystery for 2015 by the Texas Association of Authors. Margaret and I are so pleased and are looking forward to celebrating in Austin. The award ceremony will take place in April in conjunction with the D.E.A.R Texas Event celebrating and encouraging reading, as well as honoring Texas authors. Winners in all categories will be in Austin, appearing at numerous bookstores.

I will join other winning authors at Malvern Books on April 12. We will be there from 1-6 so do try to come by. There will be nine of us reading short excerpts from our books at about 20 minute intervals, and I am scheduled to read from Doubletake late in the afternoon.   

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I’m so Thrilled

To see all the books that are being recognized this year visit the CSpot Online Magazine. Margaret and I are so honored  to be among such wonderful company.

In addition to the Kindle and paperback editions, the book is now available for Kobo, ITunes, Scibd, Nook Page Foundry and Tolino via Draft2Digital

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