Author Archives: Maryanne (mfantaliswrites)

Victoria On Masterpiece

The description for the season finale of “Victoria” reads: “On the verge of delivering her first child, Victoria spurns advice.” And I thought, “Seriously, ‘Victoria spurns advice’ could describe every one of these episodes.” There’s no doubt that the … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block? Who, Me?

I’ve always been proud to say I don’t get writer’s block. Believe me, I have plenty of petty work-avoidance techniques that enable me to say that. But until recently, I haven’t been writing. At all. First, there was the craziness … Continue reading

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2016: Ways In Which It Did Not Suck

This was a particularly difficult year. I think we’d all agree to that statement, especially us Gen X’ers. From David Bowie’s death as the year opened, to George Michael’s passing as it limped to a dreadful end, this year dealt us blow after … Continue reading

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Interview with Author Danielle DeVor

Today I’m excited to share with you an interview with City Owl Press author Danielle DeVor. She’s celebrating the re-release of her dark fantasy/paranormal SORROW’S EDGE with a blog tour and GIVEAWAYS! Who doesn’t love a giveaway? SORROW’S EDGE is the second book … Continue reading

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Full Circle

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival just announced their 2017 season, and it’s packed with crowd-pleasers. “Julius Caesar,” “Hamlet,” “Rosencranz & Guildenstern Are Dead”… I can’t wait! But what really makes me happy, in the same year as my novel FINDING KATE launches … Continue reading

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Which Fictional Characters Are You?

Earlier this week, Yelena Casale, the fabulous executive editor at my publisher City Owl Press, tagged me in a Facebook game, asking, “Which three fictional characters best describe you?” I looked over the other posts by my editors and co-authors … Continue reading

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Big News!

Cue the trumpets! Pop the champagne! Toss the confetti! I have signed a publication deal with City Owl Press for my debut novel, FINDING KATE, a historical romance based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew.” Let me say that again. … Continue reading

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Invisible Mothers

Nineteen years ago on this day, I became a mother without a child. I don’t talk much about it, mainly because it feels improper somehow, like I’m inflicting myself on others, making them uncomfortable. I’m sorry if this post makes … Continue reading

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Hi! It’s me again… and there’s a thing happening…

Hey! How’s it going? It’s been a while, huh? I’m really sorry about that. I have just been so crazy-busy, haven’t you? I know, excuses excuses… My second semester teaching at CU ended on the last day or so of … Continue reading

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“Hamilton: An American Musical”

To borrow a phrase from the show’s author, words fail. Three weeks ago, I became one of the lucky few who got the chance to see “Hamilton” on Broadway. Three months ago, I had never heard of “Hamilton.” Back before … Continue reading

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