Mary Martinez

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Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of Romance Writers of America. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service.

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and It
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message 12: by Mary

Mary Christine wrote: "Thanks for letting me join your group"
Thank you for joining. We are hoping our group, new though it is, will be a fun one. Welcome!


Christine Hatfield Thanks for letting me join your group


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Stan Law A belated thanks for choosing me to be among your friends, Mary. It may interest you that my book Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom in now a matching FREE download on Amazon Kindle. Enjoy it while you can. (A little review on Amazon wouldn't hurt either!)
Stan
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message 9: by Mary

Mary Christine wrote: "Thanks for recommending that book to me"

You will enjoy the book! Have a good read,
Mary


Christine Hatfield Thanks for recommending that book to me


message 7: by Mary

Mary K.r. wrote: "Hi Mary - Missed not seeing you this year at our RWA meetings. Hope all is going well for you.

Glad to have you add me as your friend here.

K. R. Bailey
Author of Never Too Late, My Love"


Apparently I don't know how to reply on these things. LOL.

We're doing okay. I have had to go back to full time work so writing is well, not happening. I just started a new job this weekend. But we are doing well.

How are you?

K.r. wrote: "Hi Mary - Missed not seeing you this year at our RWA meetings. Hope all is going well for you.

Glad to have you add me as your friend here.

K. R. Bailey
Author of Never Too Late, My Love"



message 6: by K.R. Bailey (last edited Jul 22, 2011 02:06PM)

K.R. Bailey Hi Mary - Missed not seeing you this year at our RWA meetings. Hope all is going well for you.

Glad to have you add me as your friend here.

K. R. Bailey
Author of Never Too Late, My Love


Abbeville Press Hi Mary, and thanks for the add!

We do hope you check back with us for updates on our books and our online media!


message 4: by Tony

Tony Hi Mary,

Thanks for adding me as a friend. Have a wonderful week.

Tony Eldridge
Author of The Samson Effect


message 3: by Wendy

Wendy Laharnar Hi Mary,
Thanks for the invitation. Now we are friends on Goodreads and Historical Fiction Books. Lovely to see you here.


message 2: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Mary!

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message 1: by Tammy

Tammy Hi Mary,

Thanks for the invite..

Tammy


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