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Maria Bernard is a Canadian author, residing in the Greater Toronto Area with her music-obsessed husband, and her adopted cat.

Maria eats, sleeps and dreams with romance in mind. One day the idea to share the many stories and scenarios that swirl in her imagination became a reality. Her stories are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam. Maria’s characters are creative, strong-willed, artistic individuals, unafraid to show their vulnerable sides.

Hand in Glove is her first published full-length novel in the Stick Shift Lips Series. She has since written and published fifteen books and is currently working on a few upcoming projects.

Besides writing, Maria enjoys listening to music and playing guitar with her husband. She also loves
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Maria Bernard Writer's block is not my issue, procrastination is. I get distracted quite easily too. Even tougher is having to balance my time between social networ…moreWriter's block is not my issue, procrastination is. I get distracted quite easily too. Even tougher is having to balance my time between social networking and promotion, and writing.(less)
Maria Bernard The best thing about writing for me is the act itself. It's such a great outlet for creativity. That and literally seeing my characters come to life. …moreThe best thing about writing for me is the act itself. It's such a great outlet for creativity. That and literally seeing my characters come to life. They really do take over sometimes and even I can't seem to stop them from getting their way. Also it amazes me, how many different characters I've come up with. I mean where in the world did they come from?
The second greatest thing about writing is connecting with readers. I mean let's face it, if a reader likes your book, then they must really get you. When you get a genuine review from someone who really enjoyed your stories, it's such a great feeling.(less)
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Reluctant Hero (Stick Shift...

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"A delightfully romantic and engaging story. I really liked the dynamic between the main characters and the way they helped each other grow and heal. Plenty of surprises and lots of emotion. A romance well worth reading."
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Tell me the truth. Have you read my books? Maybe just one or two? Did you like them? Which one was your favourite? Talk to me. I’d love to hear from you. If we haven’t met yet, let me know you’re out there. - Maria Bernard https://www.facebook.com/MariaBernard...


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