Author Archives: Maryanne (mfantaliswrites)

Memory Is Fickle

Today, as she handed me a copy of my novel to sign, a friend asked me how long this has been my dream. (Can I just take a moment to bask in that last sentence? A friend asked me to sign … Continue reading

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Today’s The Day!

April 11, 2017. Release day for FINDING KATE! I’ve been waiting for this day for literally my whole life (and, yes, by literally I mean literally). Other than going to England, publishing a book is the only thing I’ve ever wanted so … Continue reading

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One Week…

There’s a lot going on right now… In seven days, my book will be out in the world. I’m setting up my author pages on Goodreads and Amazon — you know, like a real author — and getting posters made … Continue reading

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Victoria On Masterpiece

The PBS.org 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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