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New author's book, "The Trouble with Mattie", a women's comedy/drama

My name is Mary A. Berger and I'm a new author from Hendersonville.  My women's humor/drama novel, "The Trouble with Mattie", will give you plenty of laughs, but also has a serious edge.  The…Continue

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The Message: Newest Mattie Caper

Tuesday, November 19, 2013The Message: Newest Mattie CaperI'm back! While my creator, Mary Berger, is pounding out further adventures about yours truly, I have to tell you about this latest caper she has me—and Clare—involved in. In The Message, we're volunteering at a local thrift shop. I'm minding my own business…See More
Nov 27, 2013
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Essay Winner by Mary A. Berger

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2013Essay Winner Announcements@HumorPress.com Contest Winner  Mary A. Berger Is Named A Finalist In HumorPress.com's "America's Funniest Humor!" Writing Contest Mary A. Berger, a writer from…See More
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012Mary's Been BusyGood grief, you'd think my creator, Mary, would have enough to do keeping up with all my, well, "activities." She actually writes about things other than my scheming, comical behavior. (Clare, did I hear you say erratic?) I mentioned in my last post the humor piece she had published in the current Not Your Mother's Book anthology. Not only…See More
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Book No. 3 Almost Ready, Mary A. Berger

Book No. 3 Almost Ready, by Mary A. BergerTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012Book No. 3 Almost ReadyI know, I know, it's been a while since you've heard from me. But hey, I've been out doing good deeds. You see, Clare and I are trying to figure out how to get into this blasted online dating site in our pursuit of an online bad boy. Trouble is, neither of us knows much about…See More
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Local Authors Day at Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters, Spartanburg, SC

May 9, 2012 from 11am to 1pm
Highlighting local authors on Wednesdays through the summer. Mary A. Berger will have her women's humor/cozy mystery novels, "The Trouble with Mattie" and "A Trip to the Water's Edge" available for sale. Each Wednesday through the summer, authors are scheduled to bring their books and set up in the atrium of the Spartanburg Public Library Headquarters in Spartanburg, SC.
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Mary A. Berger at Johnson Farm, 3346 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville, NC

April 28, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Book exhibit/signing at Historic Johnson Farm Festival, 3346 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville, NC on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Author's two women's humor/mysteries, The Trouble with Mattie and A Trip to the Water's Edge, will be available for purchase. Also, please visit my blog at: mattiesmysteries.blogspot.comSee More
Mar 21, 2012
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Murder and Mayhem

Hi Gang,A quick note to let you know about a book review Mary just received. Todd Fonesco runs a site called Review My Book On Amazon and was kind enough to give Mary's latest book, A Trip to the Water's Edge, a read. And guess what? She received four out of five stars! Here's an excerpt from his review:Trip to the Water’s Edge – Murder and Mayhem Mattie Mitchell Style!Rating: 4 of 5"For those who like a light hearted…See More
Jan 23, 2012
Mary A. Berger might attend The Fountainhead Bookstore's event

Reception for Winner of The Fountainhead Bookstore Short Story Contest at The Fountainhead Bookstore

January 19, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us as we honor the winner of our first Short Story Contest - Noelle McKay.  Her story, "Ungrateful Child" was up against some stiff competition, according to the judges. A wine reception will be held 1/19/12 at 6:30, when the story will also be read for the public. See More
Jan 13, 2012

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. . . from my book, "The Trouble with Mattie" . . .

. . . Mattie tried to reach for her phone. Again, she was blocked by the men.
"What are you trying to do?" she cried out; "I'm not your prisoner!" At that, she managed to slip out of her chair and head for the door. Two hands slammed the door shut before she could reach it. Slowly, she backed away from them, growing fear reflecting in her eyes . . .

(From my second Mattie's Mysteries Series, soon to be out)

 . . . Mattie glanced in the rear view mirror and noticed a gray truck following closely behind.  When she sped up, the truck sped up; when she slowed down, the truck slowed down.  She pulled into a parking lot, wondering if the truck would follow her . . .

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At 1:36pm on January 8, 2012, Cathryn McLeod said…

Mary, please excuse my not accepting your friend request earlier. I get distracted.. thanks.

Cathryn McLeod

At 3:50pm on June 17, 2011, Charles Davidson said…

Thank you, Mary for your kind invitation. I look forward to getting acquainted.

Charles Davidson

At 4:06pm on June 16, 2011, Frances Rogers said…
Thank, Mary! Fran Rogers
At 3:54pm on June 13, 2011, M Huggins said…
Sounds like a great read--I am from Brevard!
At 4:50pm on June 10, 2011, MARYROSE McWHIRTER said…
"The Trouble with Mattie" sounds interesting, so I just downloaded the ebook from B&N to read on my iPad.  Thanks for sharing!  MWM
At 2:01pm on June 10, 2011, Elizabeth said…
I read the reviews on amazon, read your blog... our library doesn't carry it.  I'll make a purchase request for it and they buy the book if it's not in the system in another county.  It sounds so real- like yo really did eat all that quiche and bumped into the tattoo man.  Did some of this really happen?  I blog about hte books I read if there isn't any swearing in em. Looking forward to reading the book.  Elizabeth (lisa)
At 1:48pm on May 15, 2011, Jack R.Pyle said…

Not only that, Mary, but we both remember (or think we do) that you pronounce your last name with a sof "g."

 

jack

At 5:51pm on May 13, 2011, Jack R.Pyle said…

Hi, Mary,

 

Yes, of course, both of us remember you, Mary, and we are delighted that your first book is going to be at the Hendersonville event.  We can't be there--previous engagements--because we now have 14 books between us so we are out there "peddling books" at every opportunity.

 

Our best wishes are with you.

 

I hope this gets to you, but I am unfamiliar with all this social networking stuff, but I'm willing, in your case, to give it a try.

 

jack

At 8:45pm on March 8, 2011, Mary A. Berger said…
Add to Favorites:  Janet Evanovich
 
 
 

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