Mara Purnhagen

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Mara Purnhagen cannot live without a tall caramel latte, her iPod, or a stack of books on her night stand. She has lived in Aurora, Illinois; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Dayton, Ohio and Duncan, South Carolina. She presently lives outside Cleveland, Ohio with her family and two cats.



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Average rating: 3.69 · 4,866 ratings · 676 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
Past Midnight (Past Midnigh...

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One Hundred Candles (Past M...

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Sweet romance set in Seattle. Lots of subplots, including a mystery. There's a lot to like about this book! But I didn't care for the "profiles" and everyone was just over-the-top quirky for my taste.

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“You could have all the crazy thoughts you wanted, as long as you smiled and kept them to yourself.”
Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight

“Who cares what other people think? Don't let the opinions of others define you.”
Mara Purnhagen, Past Midnight

“I didn't avoid my problems. I just didn't feel as though I had to focus on them every minute of every day. And telling people about certain aspects of my life would only create trouble. If I was guilty of anything, it was of trying not to bring new problems into my life. That wasn't avoidance. That was logical thinking.”
Mara Purnhagen, One Hundred Candles

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Debra Jo Burnette Hi Mara.... I got my signed copy of Beyond the Grave today!!!! Thank you soooooo much and I am starting the series today!!!


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Sarah Hi thanks for the friend request! :)


Christie Hi Mara! Thanks for the friendship!


Aleeeeeza hi mara, thanks for accepting my add! can't wait to read beyond the grave, as soon as it releases :)


Kate (Nomalicious Reads) Hi Mara!
I just started and finished Past Midnight and Raising the Dead yesterday and can't wait to get my hands one One Hundred Candles! I've always been a bit fan of ghost stories, and I love what you've done so far! You must have done a ton of research :) can't wait for more!

-Kate


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Mara.


William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 3: by Becky

Becky I finished Past Midnight earlier today and loved it! Can't wait for the second installment. Alas, you have to be 18 to download Raising the Dead...4 months away doesn't count.
But anyway, Past Midnight was great, and as someone who lives in Charleston, I would like to thank you for doing it right in your book. So cool to find a book with at least some of it set locally! Especially one with a good story. :)


William O'Brien Hi Mara - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 1: by Kai

Kai Hey Mara,

Thanks for the friend request! I am so excited to read One Hundred Candles! I've read Past Midnight and I love it! :)


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