Mary Deal

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Mary Deal is an award-winning multi-genre author of suspense/thrillers, a short story collection, writers’ references, and self-help. She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, Artist and Photographer, and former newspaper columnist and magazine editor. She is currently writing the third story in her Sara Mason series, as well as a long romance novel, which is a new genre for her.

She has traveled and has a lifetime of diverse experiences, all of which remain in memory as fodder for her fiction. A native of California’s Sacramento River Delta, where some of her stories are set, she has lived in England, the Caribbean, The Hawaiian Islands, and now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. Her paintings and photography are also used to create gorgeous personal a
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We All Belong

Children are greatly influence by stories read to them and later by what they read. When reading a book for children, I look for the value of the story. In other words, I look for the moral value and what a child might learn from the sto
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Family Secrets That Wouldn’t Stay Hidden

Father Figure, by James John Cudney IV, is a book I stayed up all night to finish. Practical as I am, I’ve
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For the Love of Caramel by Kyle Richards
For the Love of Caramel
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So Much Sugar!

I’m a caramel lover. I bought this book not knowing if it contained caramel recipes from other cultures. It didn’t as far as I could tell; some recipes may have a foreign flavor. These recipes are all presented for the sugar-loving Amer
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Flint of Dreams by Charles Peterson Sheppard
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Flint of Dreams is a violent and graphic story combining, of all things, the Yakuza and firefly breeding; glow worms. This is one of those stories where, as you read, you’re sure who the perpetrator may be, but it isn’t so. This reader
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A Strong Female Character

I had read great comments about both Book One and Book Two in this series so decided to start at the beginning. I was not disappointed and found the main character, Agnes Lockwood to have a strong personality, definitely not
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Bone Lays Down the Law

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Mackey Mary, Thank you for the friend request!

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Mary Deal Congratulations, Glenna. Have you had your book edited? Am asking because I am putting a book of poetry together and have not begun to look for an editor of poetry.


Glenna or Multiplicity Hi Mary just letting you know that My first published bood of poetry will be coming out on Barnes&Nobles and Amazon about july end. Title is 'Tapestrys Of Life'

I am somewhat nervous at this new step out to share my world of thoughts as they are expressed on the printed page. Wish me luck!

Glenna


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Bill Robinson Hi! Mele, I'm a friend of Mary Deal.


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