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Mary Beth Keane doesn't write books, she creates illusion with words. Fever, a historical drama about Mary Mallon (aka Typhoid Mary) is pure magic.

I received a query from a nice lady the other day seeking general advice and thought that others who are just starting down the publishing road might find my answer useful. As follows...modified a little for blog purposes.

Just a quick blog about my successful (first ever) book signing. Not ever having done such a thing I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. The signing of books, of course, is pretty much what you might imagine. But I don't think I had ever considered the impa...

July 1st will – as the title implies – start the next chapter of my writing/publishing career. Author of Black Hearts White Bones blogs about book signings.

And now I find myself in a new home nestled along the side of a creek that flows into the Neuse River. As a writer of historical fiction, it's like stepping onto Ground Zero of North Carolina's colonial origins. I am surrounded by history.

If it is true that only those women who behave badly make history, can two women loving badly rewrite it?

So much going on as I prepare to launch the e-version of Black Hearts|White Bones.

Although A Brief History of the Vikings: The Last Pagans or the First Modern Europeans is nonfiction, it could easily be a wellspring of inspiration for countless novels yet to be written.

February 21, 2017

No apologies.  I love zombie stories.  And nobody writes 'em better than Jay Bonansinga.  If F. Scott Fitzgerald is to writing what Mozart is to music, then Bonansinga is Kurt Cobain.  It's OK to like both – or all four, depending on how you're keeping score.  If...

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