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Award-winning author of six mystery/thrillers, a collection on zany short stories and two writer's reference eBooks. Pushcart Prize nominee. Newspaper columnist, editor, artist and photographer.

    
     

Mary has lived in Great Britain, the Caribbean and now resides on Kauai in Hawaii. She has written since her teens but more seriously since about 1990. Influences include Ernest Hemingway because his stories reflected his own depression and taught her about how writers themselves can be seen in the stories they write. Also John Steinbeck for his descriptive style and Joyce Carol Oates because she understands not only the psychology of a story but particularly the psychology of the minds of the characters she creates.



Birth Place: Sacramento, CA USA

Accomplishments: Mary is a Pushcart Prize nominee. Her thriller, River Bones, was a winner in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition and a finalist in the Indie Excellence Book Awards. Previously published award winning poetry, short stories, photos, essays, letters, gag lines and recipe/stories. Her feature screenplay, Sea Storm, made Semi-Finalist in the 2003 Moondance International Film Festival competition.
     



Books

Write It Right-Tips for Authors - The Big Book by Mary Deal
The two Write It Right eBooks combined in a paperback....
  

Price: $7.99 (eBook)
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Write It Right - Tips for Authors, Volume II by Mary Deal
The result of many suggestions, this eBook is the 2nd Volume of Write It Right – Tips for Authors by an award winning novelist. Extra articles by popular authors are included, as are many links and referrals to sites for further research. Also, numerous examples are given to further explain the many topics discussed. A reference manual to which many will refer to perfect their prose....
  

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The Howling Cliffs - A Sara Mason Mystery by Mary Deal
After participating in a search for MIA remains in Vietnam, Sara nearly loses her life investigating a missing child case in Hawaii. Someone means to keep the cold case cold....
  

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Off Center in the Attic - Over the Top Stories by Mary Deal
Humor and nonsense, flights of fantasy into other realms, fright, disgust and disappointment, silliness and wonderment, and the sadness of reality and heartache. It’s all here and more in stories that may leave you a little Off Center in the Attic, conjured through a mind that may be a little Off Center in the Attic....
  

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Legacy of the Tropics by Mary Deal
Stories that shatter the myths of stereotypical islands of paradise. An eBook rewrite and expansion of the novel, “The Tropics,” with a new surprising ending. Two women fall prey to nature's wrath during inclement tropical weather, face death at sea, and are tested to the limits of survival....
  

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Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Volume I by Mary Deal
A compilation of many of my articles on writing to help authors make their prose the best that it can be....
  

 

Down to the Needle, a thriller (Paperback) by Mary Deal
A woman's long search for her abducted daughter leads her to a young woman on Death Row just months away from lethal injection for a crime she didn't commit....
  

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Down to the Needle, a thriller (Hardcover) by Mary Deal
A woman's long search for her abducted daughter leads her to a young woman on death row just months away from lethal injection for a crime she didn't commit....
  

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River Bones, a thriller (Paperback) by Mary Deal
A serial killer terrorizes residents among the lush orchards and farmlands of California's Sacramento River Delta....
  

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River Bones, a thriller (Hardcover) by Mary Deal
A serial killer terrorizes residents among the lush orchards and farmlands of California's Sacramento River Delta....
  

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The Ka, a paranormal Egyptian fantasy by Mary Deal
In this thrilling novel, two archaeologists uncover the tomb of an Egyptian high priestess and embark on an adventure of magic, mystery, and unrequited love....
  

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The Tropics: Child of a Storm-Caught in a Rip-Hurricane Secret by Mary Deal
Two women face death at sea and are tested to the limits of survival as they fall prey to nature's wrath during inclement tropical weather....
  

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Short Stories

Any Way You Distort It
 by Mary Deal
Inspiration and plagiarism defined. This story will appear in the Spring 2007 edition of Mississippi Crow Magazine. Visit the editor's site here:
Grandpappy's Cows
 by Mary Deal
Antics of some of my own relatives as I was growing up, fictionalized, of course....



Poetry

Naked Night in the Tropics
 by Mary Deal
This poem was published in the Introduction of my novel, "The Tropics." ...


Pigeon Modem
 by Mary Deal
Since I live in Hawaii, I tried to capture some of the local Pigeon English....


Writer's Block
 by Mary Deal
The writing life...



Articles

Opening Scene - Down to the Needle
 by Mary Deal
The opening paragraphs in my thriller, Down to the Needle....


Let the Dialog Speak
 by Mary Deal
Ways to kill a good story....


Forensic Evidence in Plots
 by Mary Deal
This article first appeared in the Moondance International Film Festival newsletter. I decided to post it here since I am now aggressively shopping my two mystery/thriller manuscripts to find a...


Books on CD Interview - Terry W. Lessig, Producer
 by Mary Deal
Books on CD is a run away phenomena. Terry Lessig is one of the best audio book producers around....


Unfinished Manuscripts: A Tribute
 by Mary Deal
Working through the mourning process....



News

A Free eBook
 by Mary Deal
Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Vol. I, 2nd Edition, written and compiled by an award-winning novelist, is a major source of information for breathing life into your prose. Learn how to polish your...


My Novel, The Ka, in Amazon's Top 100 - Twice
 by Mary Deal
How this feels and what it means...


A Big Award for River Bones
 by Mary Deal
River Bones is a Finalist...


Live Interview on BlogTalkRadio
 by Mary Deal
Hear my live fun interview on BlogTalkRadio....


River Bones, a Winner
 by Mary Deal
My thriller, River Bones, has won an award!...


River Bones is a Finalist
 by Mary Deal
River Bones, a thriller, has placed in the top 10%....


New Writing Contests
 by Mary Deal
A variety of writing contests....


My Pushcart Prize Nomination
 by Mary Deal
One of my Flash Fiction stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize....


Two More Short Stories Accepted
 by Mary Deal
Two boomer stories accepted for an anthology....


My Hawaiian Short Story, Pupule... published!
 by Mary Deal
The world needs more patience and tolerance, and one Hawaiian couple would see that it started right there in their neighborhood....


1st Reader Review of River Bones
 by Mary Deal
First reader review of the published book....


Hometown Newspaper Article
 by Mary Deal
Local Author Shares Success Tips...


1st Reader Review for The Ka
 by Mary Deal
My first reader review showed up on amazon.com...


Kauai author Mary Deal publishes new novel
 by Mary Deal
Kaua`i's newspaper, "The Garden Island," ran my photo and published this article....


The Ka is Published!
 by Mary Deal
In this thrilling novel, two archaeologists uncover the tomb of an Egyptian high priestess and embark on an adventure of magic, mystery, and unrequited love....



Events

Call for Submissions 7/9/2012
Looking for short articles, blurbs, quips and torts about writing, to be included in the 2nd volume of Write it Right - Tips for Authors....


Win-A-Book Competition - Three Winners 7/5/2012
Am offering another international competition - three people to win a 5-Star thriller....


Links

WriteAnyGenre.com
Write Any Genre, where writers can find short stories, chapter novels, poetry, and anything about writing analyzed on site. Many articles about different aspects of writing are posted. Business writing also covered.


iUniverse
Read a sampling of "River Bones" at the publisher's website. Visit Mary's website for more links.

Amazon
In The Howling Cliffs, after participating in a search for MIA remains in Vietnam, Sara nearly loses her life investigating a missing child case in Hawaii. Someone means to keep the cold case cold.

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In "The Ka," archaeologists discover a tomb with hieroglyphs coded with spells and magic that will haunt them for the rest of their lives.


Additional information

Mary and her company, Mele Publishing doing business as Starving Writer's Reprieve, previously conducted two international writing contests with a $1,000 Grand Prize awarded in each. She has written a feature screenplay titled "Sea Storm," adapted from "Child of a Storm," the first story in her novel, "The Tropics." Her next novel, "The Ka," is a paranormal Egyptian fantasy about a newly discovered tomb containing hieroglyphs coded with magic and spells predicting a future living heir for Tutankhamon. "River Bones," a thriller, takes place in her home town area of the Sacramento River Delta. "Down to the Needle," set in a fictitious coastal area in California, is also a thriller, finished, and ready for publication. With four novels completed, she is presently concentrating on finishing the nonfiction about her mother, who was a singer/musician with a great sense of humor. She maintains a growing list of story names, plots and outlines for novels and short stories as she conjures them. Her intention is to write them all. Mary has decided to write another mystery which will take place in the Hawaiian Islands. It is to ge a sequel to River Bones, with Sara Mason, the heroine from that story solving a cold case in the Islands.

 
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Kapaa   HI   96746-0400   USA
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