Author and Editor
Feel free to scout around the site and read my BLOG and find information about all my BOOKS. For those needing editorial help with a manuscript, you can find my rates by clicking on EDITORIAL SERVICES.
I love to support other authors on my blog with reviews and guest posts. Those reviews cover fiction and nonfiction, and authors can find details here at REVIEW GUIDELINES.
I started writing with a pen and paper those many moons ago before computers, but I rarely used a pen as fine as this one. Common writing utensils consisted of stubs of pencils my kids left scattered around the house or ball-point pens with an ad for A-One Plumbing emblazoned on them.
While I now primarily write by typing on a keyboard, I still loves the look and feel of a fine fountain pen.
During the Virtual Bouchercon Conference in October 2020, I was thrilled to be on a panel with a few other writers of crime fiction. If you’re interested in hearing what we had to say about getting police procedurals right, check out the panel on YouTube.
Now available, the third book in the Seasons Mystery Series. Available as an e-book for Kindle, as well as a paperback. When time allows, the e-book will be listed on other e-book sites. Stay tuned.
HOLIDAY GIFT-GIVING SPEACIAL
If you’d like to order any of my books to send to someone for a gift, I’d be happy to mail copies from my inventory. I’ll offer the paperbacks for a special holiday price of only $10, plus $4 for shipping. I can autograph the books with a personalized message, and ship to anywhere in the continental U.S. If you’re interested in taking advantage of this special offer, email me at maryann @ maryannwrites.com for details.
EVELYN EVOLVING, the novel I wrote about my mother’s life has flirted with the #1 bestseller list on Amazon several times in two categories since it’s release in May. Thanks so much to the many readers who have made this happen!!
The story is part biography, part historical novel, and very different from the books I’ve written before – closer to mainstream novel than genre.
My humorous memoir, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, is available for Kindle readers and is free for Kindle Unlimited. This book is a compilation of weekly columns I wrote for many years for a Dallas suburban newspaper. For a while I was known as the Erma Bombeck of Plano, and I enjoyed airing all the family slightly-distressed laundry. The book was a finalist in the 2019 Top Shelf Contest. Now nominated for the 2020 awards at Top Shelf.
Also available as a paperback.
Stalking Season, the second book in the Seasons Mystery Series received top honors in the John E Weaver Excellent Reads Award for 2017 in the Police Procedural Mystery category. A list of all the winners in the various categories can be seen HERE
Calling all writers!
S&H Publishing has started a sister company Short & Helpful Online Workshops, and I’m happy to be part of the series with a Webinar on editing. The entire series is now available in sets of three, or individually, and workbooks are available as well.
You can find a full list of the workshop topics and presenters on the website. They are all very affordable.
A recent note from a reader:
“I have read thousands of books in the past and thought that your books were as good and even better than any other that I have read.”
What a terrific endorsement.
Happy readers make happy writers.