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 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.

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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.

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My latest release is A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, now available for Kindle readers – free for KU. This is a humorous memoir, comprised of the 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 sure had fun airing all the Miller-family laundry.

Also available as a paperback.

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I’m sponsoring a contest at Book Hub that runs until the end of November, with prizes that include a bundle of thriller titles, including my One Small Victory, and Amazon Gift Cards. Enter often for a chance to win.

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Now that we are getting closer to the holiday season, it’s a good time to think of getting books for the readers on your gift list. Most of my books are available for Kindle, Nook, and other electronic sources where they can be gifted.  Check out each book’s page under the BOOKS tab for links to all outlets.

The books are also in paperback, and I am happy to send a signed, gift-wrapped copy to anyplace in the United States. Email me at maryann @maryannwrites.com and we can work out arrangements for that.

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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. The cover design is also in the running for the best cover in that category, so I am doing the happy dance with my editors and my graphic artist. You can see all the winners in the various categories HERE

 

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Calling all writers!

logo-short-help-copy-600x480S&H Publishing has started a sister company Short & Helpful Online Workshops, and I am excited to be a 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, and they are all very affordable.

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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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