Mary Tomasi Dubois

Biography

Mary Tomasi-Dubois' goal in writing her stories is to capture the imagination of young readers and to develope an interesting story for adults to enjoy as well. Mary's hope is that they will then get involved in a discussion of the plot, writing style, historical events, etc.; much as a book club might.

Mary Tomasi-Dubois is a native of Cleveland Ohio, but has lived in California since the age of three. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a long and varied career.

Being a teenager in the fifties allowed Mary to achieve some firsts for that era—the first girl admitted in her junior high and high school’s drafting classes as well as the first girl in her college’s architectural classes. This lead to being the first women hired as an electro/mechanical drafter at Lockheed in the early 60’s, during the Race to Space frenzy.

Throughout her early career, Mary worked as an architectural drafter, tooling drafter, electro/mechanical drafter, printed circuit designer, and CADD manager at the dawn of the computer age in Silicon Valley.

Mary later went back to school to obtain certification in one of her passions, interior design, and now has a successful Interior & Reality Enhancement business. She combined her talents to teach drafting for interior design students at UC Santa Cruz Extension for 15 years.

In 1987, Mary joined forces with her husband, Paul, to expand their company, Tomasi-Dubois & Associates, Security Consulting and Engineering, and with the addition of an engineer, began designing large-scale integrated security systems for some of the nation’s fortune 100 companies. Today, the company enjoys the prestige of the greatest form of marketing—‘word of mouth’ recommendations.

As a child, Mary loved making up stories about fairies, pirates, and times past in exotic lands, and she loved telling them to her stuffed animals and dolls. As an adult, her interest in ancient history, metaphysics, and more recently quantum physics, has inspired her to weave these topics into another of her passions, writing stories.

Mary currently teaches a Young Writer's Workshop and is host of access channel KCAT's Word Sleuth - Detective of All Things Written, where she interviews local authors, publishers (including Mark Coker of Smashwords), librarians or anyone connected with the written word.

Where to find Mary Tomasi Dubois online


Where to buy in print


Videos

TheMysterious Woman in a Mysterious House
Author, Mary Tomasi-Dubois, has snuck into the mansion in the Marina District, through the secret passage, to look for information, proving that what she documented in her book, The Mariner's Secret, is true. But before she can find it, she hears someone comming. Will she ever be able to vindicate herself?

Books

Shaken to the Core, a Matt & Heather Thriller! Book three in the series.
By Mary Tomasi Dubois
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,320. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
The world is facing devastation from earthquakes, tsunamis, solar flares, extreme weather,& political unrest & turmoil. Matt & Heather are right in the middle of it! To make matters worse, everything seems to be escalating. Many are saying this is the beginning of the end. But, Matt learns that there might be a simple solution. The problem is…will people follow it?
Douglas' Big Christmas
By Mary Tomasi Dubois
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,960. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2009. Category: Fiction
Does it hurt a Christmas Tree when you cut it down? That's what Doug, the little tree, wants to know when he finds out he's being raised on a Tree Farm and his biggest job is to be cut down and decorated by some family. "CUT DOWN!" Doug tried to pull his roots out of the ground, he had never felt so stuck before. But he discoveres it's not that scary and he even enjoys the big surprise.
Raising Harley
By Mary Tomasi Dubois
Price: $1.59 USD. Words: 29,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2009. Category: Fiction
Michelle finds something unusual in the yard - a duck egg. When she can't find who it might belong to, she decides to hatch it herself. She calls the fuzzy bundle Harley, in memory of the motorcycle rides her dad use to take her on. Soon, they must move and Harley must go, but the new condo is on a golf course so Harley can live there. The problem now is, Mom is falling in love with Will.
Danger In The Jeweled City (Book 2 in series - Matt & Heather Thriller)
By Mary Tomasi Dubois
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2009. Category: Fiction
The adventure with the mariner's clock continues... Matt & Heather once again step through the portal. This time their passage lands them at the 1916 Pan Pacific international Exposition where they stummble into an international conspiracy. Something even more dire is threating their very existence. They must save themselves and prevent an international disaster - all within four hours!
The Mariner's Secret (Book 1 in series - Matt & Heather Thriller)
By Mary Tomasi Dubois
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2009. Category: Fiction
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Thugs, chases, scientific discoveries, and other mysteries abound! Matt & Heather, orphaned when their bioscintist parents are killed in the 1989 earthquake, become wards of their great aunt Estelle. Her stately old house holds intrigue, and a secret. Roger Hill, the subservient butler, fools everyone but Matt & Heather - their only chance at protecting everyone is to use the house's secret.

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