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Mary Pat Hyland

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MaryPat is an award-winning former newspaper journalist and Amazon Top 100 Bestseller who writes novels with Irish-American characters set in upstate New York State.
She has just released her first mystery, The Curse of the Strawberry Moon. It is the first book in a five-part Caviston Sisters Mystery series. Hyland is also the author of six previous novels including The Maeve Kenny series: The Cyber Miracles (Book 1), A Sudden Gift of Fate (Book 2) & A Wisdom of Owls (Book 3); 3/17 (an Irish trad music parody of Dante's Inferno); and The Terminal Diner (a suspense novel).
Her best selling novel is The House With the Wraparound Porch, a family saga spanning four generations from 1920-2006.
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