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Bethany Maines

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Bethany Maines, a native of Tacoma WA, is the author of the Carrie Mae Mystery series (from Simon & Schuster), and Tales From the City of Destiny. When she’s not traveling to exotic lands, or kicking some serious butt with her fourth degree black belt in karate, she can be found chasing after her daughter, or glued to the computer working on her next novel.

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Bethany Maines To keep the creativity flowing, I find that it's really important to take little re-charging breaks and go do other things that can inspire me. If I'm…moreTo keep the creativity flowing, I find that it's really important to take little re-charging breaks and go do other things that can inspire me. If I'm stuck on a particular spot in a manuscript, I try to ask questions (if this happens - what will happen next?) or look at the scene from another characters point of view.(less)
Bethany Maines I'm am currently working on the next novels in the Shark Santoyo Crime Series and a new novel for the Galactic Dreams sci-fairy tale anthology series.
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Last weekend I participated in a “Literary Corner” at a local arts festival.  It was a chance to sell books, meet readers and network with other authors.  It’s always so great to see how other authors sell and a chance to learn some pointers.  It was also, as it turned out, a chance to sunburn my feet.  No one warned me that part of being an author would be having to be cognizant of my sunscree...

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February 2010, Bethany Maines
" Questions About Books and Writing SS: Who are your favorite authors? BM: Stephen Brust
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Terry Pratchett
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M.M. Kaye SS: What are your 5 favorite books of all time? BM: The Lord of the Rings
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Double Down is a read-in-one-go mystery with likeable characters and a spunky heroine. Single mom Maddie is struggling to get out from under her abusive husband and keep her head above water as she works two jobs and raises her son. When one of her f ...more
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"I was excited when I found out I won a signed copy from good reads giveaways. The author sent a note and a book mark with a code for a free kindle book! It was like getting two free books. The kindle book, "An unseen current" will be my next read..." Read more of this review »
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"Amazing mystery with loads of action. Shark is fresh out of prison and wants back into the mob. The boss gives him an not so easy assignment. Couldn’t put it down until I finished it. Appreciated being introduced to this author and receiving a fre..." Read more of this review »
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"I love being surprised and this book did exactly that. I bought it on a whim because of the cover. Who knew I liked mobster stories? And I loved this one. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be character, character, character. Each one i..." Read more of this review »
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I dashed through Ruby Ink L.J. Wilson's first steamy Clairmont novel. I loved the solid mystery and character development that was paired with some window steaming sex scenes. I was anxious to see if the momentum could roll into the sequel The Missio ...more
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