Miss Mae is all about romantic mysteries.
“Said the Spider to the Fly”, “When the Bough Breaks”, “Dove Island”, “It’s Elementary, My Dear Winifred” and “See No Evil, My Pretty Lady” are award winning best sellers. Her latest, “Catch Me If You Can”, and the novellas “Miss Penelope’s Letters”, and “Through a Glass Darkly” have already received top rated five-star reviews. Tantalizing trailers, and more information, is readily available at Miss Mae's website
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Seeds of Inspiration by Miss Mae
As a young girl growing up in the 1960’s books were my hobby and passion. I loved flipping through the pages of a Nancy Drew, Donna Parker, or Trixie Belden mystery. Ooh, I dreamed of having adventures just like these glamorous heroines! Their exciting stories whisked me away from the boredom and loneliness of being the baby sibling of an older brother and sister (and rarely welcomed inside their ‘mature’ circle of friends).
One night when the teen-agers visited, with their usual array of TV, records, and games enjoyed and exhausted, I heard the question, “What are we going to do now?” I spoke up, “Why don’t we act out a play?” (You’ll note I added ‘we’. Ha!)
There were some grimaces from the boys but interest was piqued enough to ask, “Like what?”
And so, with my limited knowledge of how exactly to go about it, but equipped with boundless imagination, I enthused, “We’ll make something up!”
I, a mere fifth-grader, inspired with eagerness to become a part of the high school ‘crowd’ even for one night, grabbed a pencil and some paper and conceived my first story, Midnight Horror. It was all of ten pages long, and entertained us for maybe half an hour. Before you ask - no, no one was good enough at reading the lines for them to later grow up and become a famous actor. But the thrill of writing that little story ignited a spark within me and set me on fire to pen my own books and to create my own mystery solving heroines.
Hopefully, none of them have been a horror!
Feb. 2, 2014
Do bizarre mysteries only occur in imaginary tales? Winifred Merryweather, and dashing newspaper hound Remington Hawthorne, find themselves in the throes of a real life mystery. A dark and ancient castle, complete with disappearing floors, sliding panels, and spider-webbed shadowy corridors threaten to steal Winifred's very breath. Or is that the annoying allure of Remington's flirtatious charms?
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and a murderer.
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