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Peachtree – Local author William Roy Pipes announces the release of his two books – Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Haven for Willa Mae. Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictional story of the sla…

Peachtree – Local author William RoyPipes announces the release of his two books– Mammy: A Term of Endearment and A Havenfor Willa Mae.Mammy: A Term of Endearment, is a fictionalstory of the slavery of a black woman whoafter being freed became my father’s mammy.Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term,but Pipes’ father considered it a term of endearment.It’s a story of the discrimination many blacksand poor whites still face today, not only in theSouth but also in the North. It is a story of…See More
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William Roy Pipes commented on William Roy Pipes's blog post Mammy: A term of Endearment
"A Haven for Willa Mae    A Haven for Willa Mae is the first of a two series novels. It is a novel containing danger, suspense, romance and treachery along with abuse, deceit, murder, kidnapping, and insanity. It is a gripping action packed…"
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Mammy: A term of Endearment

Mammy: A Term of Endearment    I have a new novel I titled, Mammy: A Term of Endearment. Mammy is a fictional story of the slavery of a black woman who after being freed became my father’s mammy. Some feel the word Mammy is a racial term, but my father considered it a term of endearment.    It’s a story of the discrimination many blacks and poor whites still face today, not only in the south but also in the north. It is a story of love, hate, romance, and humor.    Included in the novel are…See More
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Finding a great book beyond the in-crowd mainstream

A new way to find great new booksby Rob Neufeld            I keep searching for ways to be as open as possible to great books as they come out.  It’s not easy because: 1) our guides—publishers and reviewers—follow certain channels, comparable to radio playlists, to stay smart; and 2) a random approach is impractical.            Readers’ online reviews help, but there’s too much; I need a filter, based partly on authority.  I could ask people in person—and that’s pretty interesting.  Rarely do…See More
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Robert Beatty's Serafina and the art of YA fantasy

How to write a youth fantasy: introducing Serafinaby Rob Neufeld             Begin in the basement of the recently constructed Biltmore House with a girl who’s been in hiding there from infancy to her 12th year—for good reasons—and follow that lead to a media sensation that seeks to join “Frozen” in…See More
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"Us versus Them" does not help fight against racism; worsens sectionalism

“Us versus them” is not good historyby Rob Neufeld             Writing about history and the complex lives that play out within it does not sell as well as team spirit, especially in this age of clicks and likes.            I recently confronted this truth when I wrote my article last week about the minds of our leaders in 1851. The word “slavery” was added to the headline to alert people to its relevance.  Seeing that term connected people to a cause they felt strongly about, particularly in…See More
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Suitcase Charlie: A Recommended Crime Thriller

     John Guzlowski is a writer and poet whose parents were forced laborers in Poland during WW II. He was born in a refugee camp before he came with his family to live in the Polish neighborhoods of Chicago. Already a highly regarded poet, he turned his childhood memories (including some gruesome child murders) into a novel titled SUITCASE CHARLIE.    Two war-weary Chicago detectives investigate a series of horrifying child murders. Before the crimes are solved, the reader follows the…See More
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Mammy, A Term of Endearment

I read Rob Neufield's article Visit OUR PAST in today's Asheville Citizen-Times.It was a super article, but caused me to want to share my novel:  Mammy: A Term of Endearment.Mammy: A Term of Endearment. is now available as an ebook on Kindle, but the publisher, Ecanus Publishing, Great Britain tells me the paperback edition will be out soon (2 to 3 weeks).The novel is fiction but came from my father who was born in 1895. Due to his mother's sickness Grandpa hired her to be a Mammy to my father,…See More
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Writers on the Rock at Chimney Rock, NC

June 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm
The culture and heritage of Appalachia is an experience like no other, and it serves as the perfect backdrop for a variety of storytelling. View the soaring cliffs and stunning valleys of Chimney Rock and the Hickory Nut Gorge as you get to know your favorite author and meet new ones. Join Ann B. Ross, Tommy Hays, Sheri Castle, Evan Williams and more as they share their experiences and autograph copies of their books. A selection of titles by each author will be available for sale. See…See More
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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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Mary's Been Busy

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
Nov 6, 2012
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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
Sep 19, 2012
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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.
Apr 27, 2012
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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
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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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