Mara Purl is the best-selling author of the popular and critically acclaimed Milford-Haven Novels which so far have won twenty-nine literary awards. Mara is published by Bellekeep Books, an imprint with Midpoint Trade Books in New York, which premiered the hard-cover launch of her series on 10-10-11 with book one, "What the Heart Knows" and continued 10-11-12 with book two "Where the Heart Lives." Book three "Why Hearts Keep Secrets" will be published in 2017, in sequence. Haven Books will bring out trade paperback editions beginning with book one on February 29, 2016. The series also includes Kindle best-selling short stories "When Hummers Dream" and "When Whales Watch". Her beloved fictitious town first appeared as Milford-Haven, U.S.A.©, the first American radio drama ever licensed and broadcast by the BBC where it reached an audience of 4.5 million listeners throughout the U.K. Mara wrote for the Associated Press and the Financial Times of London, among many others. As an actress, she's best known as "Darla Cook" on Days Of Our Lives. Mara is a national spokeswoman for Women's Fiction and matters of the heart. She also speaks on creativity and personal transformation, and performs audio books.