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M.S. Spencer

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Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled on five continents, the last 30 years have been spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, kayaker, policy wonk, non-profit director and parent. Once she escaped academia, she worked for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in several library systems, both public and academic, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center. She holds a BA from Vassar College, a Diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago. Ms. Spencer has two fabulous grown children and divides her time between Maine and Florida. All of this tends to ...more

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M.S. Spencer First you have to actually write a story. Then make sure your manuscript is free of any spelling or grammatical errors, and finally--if you want to be…moreFirst you have to actually write a story. Then make sure your manuscript is free of any spelling or grammatical errors, and finally--if you want to be published--submit!(less)
M.S. Spencer My current WIP is entitled Ghost Hotel. Here's my draft blurb:
At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a splash and a scream.…more
My current WIP is entitled Ghost Hotel. Here's my draft blurb:
At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a splash and a scream. Eighty-five years later workmen uncover a skeleton. Who does it belong to, and how did it get to the bottom of an old elevator shaft? Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Sun, reluctantly teams up with Rancor Bass, arrogant best-selling author, to find out. Along with a beautiful editor who may or may not be the villain, and a publisher with a dark family secret, they discover an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.(less)
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Lapses of Memory

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Welcome to Tale Spinner, Elaine Violette. We’re dying to hear about your new romantic release, The Diary of Narcissa Dunn .


Thank you for the kind invitation to tell your readers about my newest ebook, The Diary of Narcissa Dunn, released on May 1st for Amazon and coming soon to other outlets.
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Description: Both Miranda Cabot and her sister Honor prefer their solitude to romance, Miranda having watched her husband die in flames on the Potomac River rocks called the Three Sisters. Not so the youngest, Sybil, who invites a mysterious Frenchman calling himself the Chevalier du bon Arnaque to stay with them in their mansion overlooking the Sisters. Misgivings about the stranger’s intentions lead Miranda and Honor to ask their neighbors Dieter Heiliger and his grandson Corey to chaperone. Three beautiful, strong-willed women living in a house with three handsome, virile men results inevitably in an intricate web of jealousy, sex, and intrigue. Add in long-lost master artworks, stolen prototypes and a resident genius and you have a recipe for romance. Who will end up with whom, and will the Three Sisters take another life as the legend calls for?
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Description: Dagne Lonegan writes an advice column, Dear Philomena, which begins to eerily mirror her life when she moves to Chincoteague and a murder is committed. The perpetrators fear she knows more than she does and try to scare her off in a series of attacks. Meanwhile she must choose between the tall, handsome Refuge Manager and her old lover, now a police detective.
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Description: What do you do when David, your husband of a year, ups and disappears? If you’re Rose Culloden, a beautiful, wealthy woman in her forties who had despaired of finding happiness, you do anything to find him. The trail takes you first to the North Woods of Maine, then to Florida, and back again to western Maine. Along the way you meet James Stewart—a Maine guide—who vividly highlights the contrast between a real man and your delicate Harvard professor of a husband. Loyal to your marriage despite your powerful attraction to James, it takes the dramatic discovery that David is not just vicious and venal, but insane, to free your heart for true love.
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Description: Chloe Gray meets Michael Keller, CIA troubleshooter, in a world in chaos. Michael appears unpredictably, leaving Chloe limp and lovelorn. Looking for safe harbor, she yields to a dashing Frenchman. Will she embrace the luxury and comfort of Emile and his chateau or the romance of international intrigue with Michael?
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“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.”
Louis L’Amour

“One hasn't become a writer until one has distilled writing into
a habit, and that habit has been forced into an obsession.
Writing has to be an obsession. It has to be something as organic,
physiological and psychological as speaking or sleeping or eating.”
Niyi Osundare

Philip K. Dick
“Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.”
Philip K. Dick, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Thomas B. Costain
“History pays no heed to the unspectacular citizen who worked hard all day and walked at night to a humble home with dust on his tunic and his flat cap. But in the end the builders have had the better of it. The miracles they accomplished in stone are still standing and still beautiful, even with the disintegration of so many centuries on them, but the battlefields where great warriors died are so encroached upon by modern villas and so befouled by the rotting remains of motorcars and the staves of oil barrels that they do not always repay a visit.”
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