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Mary Wallace commented on the blog post 'Partnership Publishing Defined: What Authors Need to Know'
"oh, that's heartbreaking.  I cannot believe Forbes failed to do the research necessary to differentiate.  That's almost slander to compare SheWrites to Author Solutions.  SheWrites is a hybrid, Author Solutions is a…"
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Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Free downloads on Kindle -- Does it work?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Kelly, I published my novel and did no marketing and was thinking about pros and cons of KDP when I listened to the SheWrites webinar on Kindle a few weeks ago. I switched to kdp and this is my first giveaway. I have lots of twitter followers and…"
Feb 17, 2013
Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Free downloads on Kindle -- Does it work?' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Downloaded it. Can you download mine? It's free this weekend to and I'm watching significant numbers, #27 in Kindle/Fiction/Literary Fiction. It's Unburying Hope... Thanks.…"
Feb 17, 2013
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"My FREE Book 'Unburying Hope' Iraq War vet romance from Detroit to Maui is #31 Kindle/Fiction/Literary Fiction"
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Mary Wallace commented on the group 'Cashing in With Kindle'
"My debut novel UNBURYING HOPE is FREE on Kindle February 16, 17 and 18.  Do you see what I did there?  Followed Howard's advice yesterday to a tee.   It's the story of choices you make, waking up to your dreams, opening your…"
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A forum for "Cashing in With Kindle" webinar attendees--and their friends--to discuss the strategies they've learned from the webinar, and to share their own book marketing tools and tips.See More
Feb 14, 2013
Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Sharing ideas about marketing' in the group Small Publishers and Independent Authors
"Thank you so much for such a detailed list of what you've done.  I'm just starting with my book and wonder the same thing.  I honestly think it's going to be my job to market it for a few years, plus get my other novels up…"
Feb 6, 2013
Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Approaching an Agent a Second Time?' in the group Your First Novel
"Go for it! They get a gazillion queries and might not have read more than a few sentences of the first letter... Good luck!"
Jan 14, 2013
Meghan Laslocky commented on the blog post 'Book Review - The Little Book of Heartbreak'
"Thanks so much for the lovely review, Mary! So glad you enjoyed it. :)"
Jan 1, 2013
Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Getting your own blog URL' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Years and years ago, at the beginning of what we now call the internet, I bought the url for my name.  It's almost impossible to get yours these days, because everyone tries, so don't be afraid to be creative and add letters, etc.…"
Dec 20, 2012
Mary Wallace replied to the discussion 'Our Published Novels!' in the group Novelists (Struggling or Not)
"Unburying Hope, by Mary Wallace, available as an ebook on all readers and on Amazon. In the broken Detroit economy, a young woman falls in love with a wounded Iraq War veteran fighting his hidden addictions.  Methamphetamines, brought in by…"
Dec 18, 2012
Mary Wallace commented on the blog post 'How I am self publishing my novels and photo books'
"With BookBaby, you pay them an upfront fee to process your ebook and they send it to ALL readers, US and Euro distribution.  I paid the higher fee and got them to do my cover.  After you pay their fee, then 100% of sales comes through to…"
Dec 12, 2012

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Who I am:
Mary Wallace lives in Marin County, California. She is an early adopter and has blogged and written on tech innovation, social justice and contemporary issues for an international audience. She has now turned to fiction. An alum of Squaw Valley Community of Writers, she has written three novels and is working on a romantic series through time. She loves raising her three kids and has put the bumper sticker ‘One People, One Planet, One Future’ on each of her cars through the years. She believes that there is more that unites us than that divides us and hopes for a future energized by love instead of fear. Science is discovering that the heart sends more messages to the brain than vice versa. Here’s hoping for a kinder, gentler human race...

Readers can contact Mary via her website, where they can find connections to her Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.

She is available for Twitcam, Skype or Google Hangout Book Club meetings.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:, I'm on Twitter @marywallace.
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Unburying Hope,
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
My professional associations:
Left Coast Writers, SPAWN
I found out about She Writes from:
Jane Hardwidge

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Pat Conroy's 'My Reading Life', the depth of compassion for his Mother

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

My Reading Life, by Pat Conroy

ISBN: 978-0-385-53357-7

Chapter One: The Lily

Pat Conroy is the writer who led me to southern writing, to the gorgeous prose and humid, stoic, gut wrenching, truth revealing, emotional storytelling of the South. I just picked up ‘My Reading Life’ at local indie bookseller Book Passage and it’s cover, rich sunset colors with the stark white of pages morphing into seagulls, gave me a good inkling this would be a fantastic book by a writer…


Book Review - Going to Solace

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 5:06pm 0 Comments

Book Reviewed by Mary Wallace

Going to Solace by Amanda McTigue

ISBN: 978-0981915371

 This novel is an amazing piece of grace, dipping into the ordinary lives of people with extraordinary insight into the uncomfortable space between their dreams and the reality of how their lives have unfolded.

The characters in this book are so utterly true to their geography and the time period, Appalachia in the late 1980s, that I was absolutely in the fictive dream, in…


I got my first official review and it's wonderful!

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 2:31am 0 Comments

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At 7:40pm on September 30, 2011, Samantha Anastacia said…

Hello Mary!

I want to thank you for joining my group Blooming Late!

I really like your site, your article about social media was really great! I am so glad I have not been the only one to see that this new tiem of socializing is a good thing and not what so many have said about it. I just could not see how it could be bad, there is just too many good thngs baout the new and innovative ways our society has learned to Communicate!

Please take some time to introduce yourself to the group in our Kick it Off discussion and let us know your writing accomplishments and goals too.

We have many discussions here and activities to be apart of, so please feel free to have a look around and participate.

We also have a wonderful group of women who are a real source of support, encouragement and inspiration for writing.

I am so glad you are here and WELCOME to the group!

Samantha Stacia

At 2:35pm on September 30, 2011, M. Louisa Locke said…

Dear Mary,


Welcome to SheWrites.


I self-published the historical mystery I had written 20 years earlier in 2009, and it was so successful I was able to move from semi-retired to fully retired, and dedicate my time to writing the sequel, which should be out in 2 weeks.


Do feel free to ask questions as you go through the publishing and indie author process.  I did detail my journey in my early blog posts, if you are interested.


See my website at


M. Louisa Locke

At 1:49pm on September 30, 2011, dianejwright said…
Mary, welcome to Screenwriters and Story Editors. Glad you've come along for the fun. Do drop in to our Introductions thread and share a bit about yourself and your work. We're writers at all levels in our work so feel free to ask questions, seek resources, and share your own expertise and experiences. Here's to getting to know each other.

Host: Screenwriters and Story Editors & Writers in Canada
At 1:21pm on September 30, 2011, K.L. Gore said…
Thanks for "friending" me, Mary. I have to say, my 3-year-old is a handful. But returning to school is massaging those unused brain cells. :)
At 12:36pm on September 30, 2011, Meg Waite Clayton said…
Mary, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists – Struggling or Not. You can find them (and other groups) through the Community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!

Meg Waite Clayton
Moderator, Publishing Industry News, and Novelist Group
Bestselling Author of The Four Ms. Bradwells, The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and The Language of Light, a finalist for Barbara Kingsolver's Bellwether Prize
At 7:32am on September 30, 2011, Jill Starishevsky said…

Welcome to SheWrites. Feel free to reach out if you need anything.


Jill Starishevsky

Author, My Body Belongs to Me

At 7:11am on September 30, 2011, Amber Medina West said…



Welcome to She Writes!  We're excited to have you here.

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Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!


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