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Maria E. Schneider

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Elizabeth Peters, Patricia Briggs, Mark Twain

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If you were a character from a book, who would you be??

I'd be a dream catcher, the mystic woven spheres of the American Indian, catching the bad dreams and letting through only the good.

I'd be a dream weaver, she who tells stories woven from bits of dust and starlight.

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Maria E. Schneider Updated: I'm currently working on the fourth book in the humorous Sedona O'Hala mystery series. It will be titled Executive Dirt or possibly Executive…moreUpdated: I'm currently working on the fourth book in the humorous Sedona O'Hala mystery series. It will be titled Executive Dirt or possibly Executive Stitches. Due out later in 2015.

The fourth book in the Moon Shadow series (Under Witch Moon, Under Witch Aura, Under Witch Curse...and the fourth will be Ghost Shadow) and the sequel to Dragons of Wendal.(less)
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Under Witch Moon (Moon Shad...

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Under Witch Aura (Moon Shad...

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Dragons of Wendal

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There’s an embroidery machine on my table. Yup, I know how it got there. It was broken. And you wouldn’t expect someone like me to decide to learn how to embroider using a known WORKING machine, would you? Ha! That would be TOO EASY. No, first I must battle the broken parts. Why not have another machine besides the serger that is hard to thread??? Why not get a machine that has an “automatic th...

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"I'm not sure how I feel about this yet. It has potential but I missed the dynamic characters that Andrews normally has in her series. I'll give the next book q chance but I'm going to go in with lowered expectations. "
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“Being a witch was indeed an onerous task. If people accepted us, they wanted the impossible. If they didn't, they wanted to burn us at the stake.”
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message 7: by Maria

Maria Schneider Shera (Book Whispers) wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! Honestly thought we were already!"

Glad to be friends!! I never send out the requests myself because generally it can be seen as spam. I'm always thrilled to make new friends. Thanks for friend me!


Shera (Book Whispers) Thanks for accepting my friend request! Honestly thought we were already!


message 5: by Maria

Maria Schneider Kindle-aholic wrote: ""I'm kind of glad my TBR pile is now on Kindle. Those stacks of books in the dining room were getting hard to walk around..."

Maria - I'm lucky I wasn't drinking anything when I read that one. :)"


Ha! I'll keep trying...

:>)


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) "I'm kind of glad my TBR pile is now on Kindle. Those stacks of books in the dining room were getting hard to walk around..."

Maria - I'm lucky I wasn't drinking anything when I read that one. :)


message 3: by Maria

Maria Schneider Kindle-aholic wrote: "I must say, I do love it when we discuss ratings on books - you are challenging me to be a better reviewer and to stand up for my ratings. Just wanted to say that I appreciate it (and while sometim..."

I certainly never noticed any snarkiness! Well, maybe *I'm* snarky. :>)


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) I must say, I do love it when we discuss ratings on books - you are challenging me to be a better reviewer and to stand up for my ratings. Just wanted to say that I appreciate it (and while sometimes the snarkiness comes through) I really do love our discussions. :)


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Maria,
Thanks for befriending this fellow mystery author on Goodreads!


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