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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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 – 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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She did it! New mystery now on Audible

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first thing you should know is: I did it.

The moment I read the opening line to Stardusted: A Frankie Franklin Mystery, I was in! Ever since my grandma introduced to classic movies starring Myrna Loy,  Jean Harlow, Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn and Clark Gable, I’ve had a thing for old Hollywood. In this cozy comedic mystery set in the 1930s, I got to be the voice of America’s Kid Sister, Frankie Franklin who holds the smoking gun in a terrible on-set prank, or attempted murder…

Thank you, Deb McCaskey for allowing me to play in your world of glamour and grit!

Listen to Chapter One

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New audiobook now on Audible

I’m honored to have narrated Rye’s Reprieve Montana Sky Series (Harper Ranch Book 1) by Louella Nelson.

I’ve been an avid reader of Debra Holland‘s Montana Sky Series, and it was a lot of fun to take on the voices of characters like Prudence Morgan who was a heroine of the related Mail-Order Brides of the West series.

Thank you, Debra & Louella, for this fun project.

If you enjoy Western historical romance, you can download your copy:

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About the book

In 1886, gifted surgeon Rye Rawlins is trapped by a tragic secret so painful that he denies his profession and buries himself in a gold mine in Montana Territory. But saving people is second nature, whether it’s doctoring a man mauled by a mountain lion or battling a wolf to save a child. Veterinarian and horse rancher Missouri Harper suffers through the worst winter in Montana history to provide for three beautiful sisters and an ailing aunt. Dangerous storms, privation, and wild predators make survival precarious.

Rye comes to Missouri’s aid, putting his life in danger and Missouri in his debt. As they fall in love, his secret and her promise to remain a spinster to protect the land for her family force them to look within to discover the cost of love.

Rye’s Reprieve was originally published as a Montana Sky Kindle world book.

Listen to Rye’s Reprieve today on Audible

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Bringing Hollywood’s Golden Age to life in Stardusted

New audiobook narrated by Mary!

From the back cover of Stardusted:

Meet Frankie Franklin, “America’s Kid Sister,” one of the brightest stars in 1930s Hollywood. Onscreen she’s clever and brave, and always bests the bad guys. But now Frankie is confronted with a real-life mystery and real-life peril, after a young actor is shot and almost dies on the set of her latest film. How did it happen? And are there lives still in danger? Though her studio wants to sweep it all under the rug and move on, Frankie is driven to find out what happened, and with good reason: She was the one who pulled the trigger.

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New audiobook coming to Audible


I’m thrilled to have narrated + produced Rye’s Reprieve  by Louella Nelson!

As the narrator, I got to experience the wilds of Montana circa 1886. Here’s the description from the back cover and a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to Audible.

In 1886, gifted surgeon Rye Rawlins is trapped by a tragic secret so painful that he denies his profession and buries himself in a gold mine in Montana Territory. But saving people is second nature, whether it’s doctoring a man mauled by a mountain lion or battling a wolf to save a child. Veterinarian and horse rancher Missouri Harper suffers through the worst winter in Montana history to provide for three beautiful sisters and an ailing aunt. Dangerous storms, privation, and wild predators make survival precarious.
Rye comes to Missouri’s aid, putting his life in danger and Missouri in his debt. As they fall in love, his secret and her promise to remain a spinster to protect the land for her family force them to look within to discover the cost of love.
Rye’s Reprieve was originally published as a Montana Sky Kindle World book.
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