Mary Deal was an Associate and Contributing Editor of the print magazine, Mississippi Crow, and newspaper columnist for Kauai, Hawaii's local newspaper, The Garden Island. She was Founder and past President of Kauai Writer's Roundtable. She has become a multi-genre author in both fiction and nonfiction. She writes the stories in whatever genre her Muse presents. Her books and other writings have won numerous awards. She is the author of six suspense novels: "The Ka," a paranormal Egyptian suspense and Amazon Best-Seller, "River Bones, Sara Mason Mysteries Book One," set in her childhood hometown area. "Down to the Needle," a thriller, taking place along the West coast. "Legacy of the Tropics," is set in the Caribbean and Hawaii Islands. "The Howling Cliffs, Sara Mason Mysteries Book Two," set in the Vietnam jungle and on Kauai in Hawaii. "Dead to Life - Sara Mason Mysteries Book Three" is set in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Off Center in the Attic - Over the Top Stories," a collection of short stories and flash fiction pieces. "Write It Right - Tips for Authors" is a reference volume of writing tips for authors from fledgling to published and beyond. Another nonfiction is "Hypno-Scripts: Life-Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation." "Sea Cliff," a contemporary romance, is set in San Francisco, California. "River Bones - Sara Mason Mysteries Book One" was a Finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Books Awards and received an Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. "Write it Right - Tips for Authors - The Big Book" was a Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards. "The Howling Cliffs - Sara Mason Mysteries Book Two" won a Bronze in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards. "Hypno-Scripts: Life-Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation" was a 2016 Finalist in both the National Indie Excellence Book Awards and the International Book Awards. It won a Silver in the 2016 Global eBook Awards. "Down to the Needle" won a Bronze in the 2017 Global eBook Awards. "Down to the Needle" was the Winner in the Suspense category in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Sea Cliff was a Finalist in the 2019 National Indie Excellence Awards. Her short story, "The Last This I Do" was nominated for the coveted Pushcart Prize. Her first feature screenplay, "Sea Storm," was a Semi-Finalist in a Moondance International Film Festival Competition. Her Web site, www.marydeal.com offers writing tips with examples, covering topics to aid authors to smooth out their own prose. She accepts articles and short stories from published authors. The site also promotes authors of any genre. Mary Deal, a native of Walnut Grove in California's Sacramento River Delta, has lived in the Caribbean, England, the Hawaiian Islands, Arizona, and now resides in Winterville, North Carolina. She is also an artist (painter) and photographer maintaining two online galleries.Read more Read less
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