Mary & Friends to Share Writing Groups at Boca de Oro Literary Festival

If you’re an emerging writer and author, the most important step – other than writing your books! – is to join a supportive writer’s group. I’ll be representing the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and I gathered up some amazing women who lead just a few of Orange County’s most dynamic writing and author groups and organizations. Meet Deanna Cameron, Maddie Margarita and Barbara de Marco Barrett March 7 from 2-3 p.m.

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#ACXChallenge

Have you ever had a story idea rattling around in your head and then all of a sudden, the scene just comes to life? Its happened to me twice. ๐Ÿคฏ When I saw the ACXย  Challenge to write and/or narrate a scene in which a bell ๐Ÿ”” is a character, I sat down and wrote a scene. Here’s the narrated version and I’m fired up to find out what happens next.

Enjoy Hells Belles, an original scene of what I plan to to turn into a paranormal cozy mystery. ๐Ÿ˜€

 

To plant a garden

๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ฎ๐๐ข๐จ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž! ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ช๐ฎ๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐ž๐š๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ, ๐€๐ฎ๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฒ ๐‡๐ž๐ฉ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐งย ย ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ˆ ๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ž๐ง. ๐“๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐š ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฆ’๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ.

With each garden I’ve planted with my son, I hope it will continue into the future.

Coffee the lifeblood of tired men

Day 2 of the 30 Day Audio Meme Challenge comes with a quote from Raymond Chandler.

 

Fun fact about today’s audio meme: you know how I grew up in a haunted house? Well, mom and I found the burial site. Our resident spirit and her husband are buried in the same cemetery where one of my favorite authors, Raymond Chandler rests with his wife! True Story. Just ask my mom!

“The event which compels me into this book”

New audiobook on au

New audiobook dropped on Audible!

Undiscovered Country: A Spiritual Adventure by Kathryn Hulme –ย Narrated by Mary Castillo

A chance encounter with a spiritual master in a Paris cafe, radically changed the trajectory of the life of author Kathryn Hulme.

Best-selling author, world traveler, humanitarian and spiritual seeker, Hulme lived and loved with a courage that defied the age. Long out of print and forgotten, her memoir is now available in audio, print and ebook.

Undiscovered Country is a tribute to Gurdjieff and his teachings, a vivid personal memoir of her experience as his student, and of the burning spiritual intensity that dominated her life as a result of his unflinching guidance and fatherly love.

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She did it!

Everyone knows Frankie Franklin pulled the trigger. But was it a movie set prank gone awry, or cold-blooded murder? Listen to this madcap cozy mystery as Frankie stops a killer.

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Second audiobook with Book Studio

Super excited to announce I’ve signed with Book Studio to produce a second audiobook project, Gurdjieff and the Women of the Rope! Earlier this year I produced Undiscovered Country: A Spiritual Adventure by Kathryn Hulme. I had never heard of her or her work. But as I learned more about her, I realized what an honor it was to be her voice in this personal memoir.

As soon as Undiscovered Country is published, I’ll let you know!

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