Mary Deal, a native of Walnut Grove in California's Sacramento River Delta, now resides in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was Founder and past President of Kauai Writer's Roundtable. She is also an artist, photographer and former editor of a print magazine and newspaper columnist.
She is the author of six suspense novels: "The Tropics," an adventure/suspense trilogy, "The Ka," a paranormal Egyptian suspense, "River Bones," a thriller that takes place in her childhood hometown area, "Down to the Needle," a thriller, taking place along the West coast, "Legacy of the Tropics," a re-write and expansion of The Tropics, and "The Howling Cliffs, A Sara Mason Mystery" and 1st sequel to the award winning River Bones. She has also published "Off Center in the Attic," a collection of over-the-top short stories and flash fiction pieces. The eBooks, "Write it Right - Tips for Authors, Vol. I and Vol. II are nonfiction references for writers. "Write It Right - Tips for Authors - The Big Book" brings both of the Write It Write eBooks together in paperback. A nonfiction is "Hypno-Scripts: Live Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation."
"River Bones" was a winner in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards competition and a Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Books Awards. Her short story, "The Last This I Do" was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. "Write it Right - Tips for Authors - The Big Book" was a Finalist in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Awards. "The Howling Cliffs - A Sara Mason Mystery" won a Bronze in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards. "Hypno-Scripts: Life-Changing Techniques Using Self-Hypnosis and Meditation" won a Silver in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards.
Her mega-Web site, WriteAnyGenre.com, is a valuable resource for writers. It covers topics from all creative writing to business writing, including interviews, writing samples and examples. Portions also cover other aspects of creativity, like artwork for books covers.