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Mary Angela is the author of the Professor Prather and Happy Camper (Kensington 2020) cozy mystery series. When Mary isn’t penning heartwarming whodunits, she’s teaching, reading, traveling, or spending time with her family. She lives in South Dakota with her husband, daughters, and spoiled pets. You can find out more about her loves, including her writing, at MaryAngelaBooks.com.

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Mary Angela What a fun question! When I was younger, my dad told me a story that’s still a mystery to me. My dad’s family farmed land down by Centerville, South D…moreWhat a fun question! When I was younger, my dad told me a story that’s still a mystery to me. My dad’s family farmed land down by Centerville, South Dakota, and in fact has a large family marker in the cemetery there. My great-grandfather, however, is buried outside the cemetery, and I’m not sure why. My dad said that my great-grandfather caught a man stealing his horse and shot him, and that's why they wouldn't bury him inside the cemetery, but I would like to research this mystery someday and figure out what really happened all those years ago. Perhaps it could make for a really great plot in a book!(less)
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Finding beauty and inspiration can be hard in the bleak month of January. For a writer, however, inspiration is important. John Keats once said, “If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree it had better not come at all.” I’m no poet, but I do believe there is truth in his words. Some days, the words come more naturally than others, but when I’m at a loss, I often

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I love books with strong settings, and All We Buried is one of those books! Lake Collier is haunting, as are the mysteries weaved throughout the novel. In this small town, the past is never really the past. Although Bet Rivers, the interim sheriff, q ...more
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