Welcome to my website, and I do hope you enjoy your visit.

Feel free to scout around the site and read my BLOG and find information about all my BOOKSas well as my EDITORIAL SERVICES.

If you would like to contact me for a review or editing, or just to say “hello” you can do so at:  maryann@maryannwrites.com I do like to chat with readers.

When I found this picture, I thought it was an appropriate illustration 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.


McKinney Book Festival

I was one of the authors at the McKinney Book Festival on June 3, and we all had a grand time. My page on the book festival website has links to a video made during the event, as well as my book trailers. If you go to the author listings, you can see other videos and trailers as well. Enjoy….


Here is the book trailer for the Seasons Mystery Series on You Tube. It was created by my son, Paul Miller, who also did the music for it. So happy with the results. Check it out!


I love this graphic that was designed by the nice folks at The Romance Studio, where very fine romance novels are featured. Here is a link to my blog piece there The Story Behind the Story



Calling all writers!

logo-short-help-copy-600x480S&H Publishing, a company I have a story with, is ready to launch a webinar series on October 1. Each month a new workshop will be available, covering all aspects of the craft of writing.

Even after all these years of writing, I learned something new from previewing a couple of the webinars!

I will be doing a webinar on editing in June, and you can find a full list of the workshop topics and presenters at  www.sandhbooks.com/online-writer-workshops/


What a nice surprise it is to get a message like this from a reader:
“I’ve only known you to be wrong once, when you told my wife, Denise, that I may not like Boxes For Beds like I did your others.  You seem to span time and distance like none I’ve ever read, more, please.
Can’t wait for more,
Your Fan  Ron Miranda
Thank you, Ron. I appreciate the kind words.

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