Mary Kitt-Neel

Biography

I am a full-time freelance writer, writing website content and blogs for my clients. I also enjoy writing fiction, both novels and short stories. In addition to being a writer, I spent over a decade as an engineer at an Air Force facility, and I have also worked as a newspaper journalist.

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Twitter: MaryKittNeel

Where to buy in print


Books

Numbers: Rational, Irrational, and Accidental
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Price: Free! Words: 5,920. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Martine's former grandmother-in-law Mimi has died, and has asked Martine to collect her papers in person. Afraid of dealing with former in-laws, Martine enlists her intermittent boyfriend Francis to accompany her. What she finds in Mimi's papers is rivaled only by what she discovers about herself and Francis during their road trip.
Good Night Wood
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Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Francis is touring with his band, missing Martine and writing songs about her. Meanwhile, Martine has discovered potentially damaging information about a local politician she dislikes. But making the information public could hurt a friendship. This prequel to "The Toe Incident" has Martine figuring out the importance of friendship, even if she hasn't quite grasped how much Francis cares for her.
The Toe Incident
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Price: Free! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Martine has several reasons for not wanting anyone to know how a man named CJ broke his toe. It's all she can do to make her best friend Paula keep her mouth shut about it. Add in a teenage daughter who has turned into a preachy vegetarian, and an employee who needs a ride to his shrink while his car is in the shop, and Martine more than has her hands full in this funny, bittersweet story.
Back-Up Acts
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Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tingo is happy that his mother is going out on a date. It will get her out of the house so he can more easily chat up the new girl who recently moved in nearby. But a call from his sister throws a wrench into his carefully crafted plan. Meanwhile, his mother's date takes an unusual turn of its own in this slightly dark, yet funny tale from Mary Kitt-Neel.
The Rainbow Moggies
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Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Martine's 16-year-old daughter Amelie is busy faking a science experiment with the help of her older brother one Saturday when they accidentally poison Martine. Amelie and her brother deal with the possibility that they may have committed involuntary manslaughter in this darkly funny tale from Mary Kitt-Neel.
Ballyhoo and Reckoning: The Brave New World of Online Gambling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,660. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Gambling
Online gambling has taken the world by storm. If you want to play, you owe it to yourself to learn how online casinos work, how the various games are played, and which games have the smallest house edges. Learn about bonuses, play-through requirements, the legality of online gambling in the USA and elsewhere, and what to do if recreational gambling turns into problem gambling.
Bombs Away, Pussycat! A disheveled guide to my first two years freelancing
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Price: Free! Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts
This is a brief guide, based solely on my own experiences, to what it’s like the first couple of years as a freelance writer. I don’t pretend that my life is in any way representative, but I wanted to share some of what has and hasn’t worked for me. I hope you’ll be entertained, and maybe pick up a bit of information that’s useful to you, whatever path you pursue in life.
Asunderland
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,140. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bridget Beck accidentally achieves sudden internet fame, marking the beginning of a cascade of events including political and corporate scandals, new love, a pyramid scheme, possible emigration, and a 10-year-old blackjack expert. As relationships both personal and professional unravel all around her, will Bridget find a way to keep her own life from coming undone?
Feathers and Cupcakes
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Price: Free! Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Blogging
This collection of blog posts from 2006 covers vital topics like social activist cats, the world's biggest pot cave, trying to read James Joyce's Ulysses, the Love Potato, and the threat to marriage that nobody talks about: using the good scissors without permission.
Locked Up
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Price: Free! Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Locked Up is dark short story about what happens when a simple mix-up causes the wrong person to be accused of a petty crime. This is much darker than Mary Kitt-Neel's other work, and represents a different side of her fiction writing.
All Feathers and No Meat
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Blogging
A non-fiction collection of Mary's take on pressing topics like "What would Jesus do with the records the cat peed on?" Stoned music festival attendees at the Krystal drive-thru, and what may be the best reason ever to keep your car registration up to date.
The Eighth Sacrament
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Price: Free! Words: 3,940. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 1 review)
The year is 1985 and Elijah Crowe is a college student who has become addicted to painkillers and dropped out of school to get clean. He knows when he goes back he'll inevitably run into Irene, the only girl he loved, and the one chose drugs over. With understated support from his brilliant but tortured mother and a no-nonsense employer, Elijah moves forward the only way he knows how.
Miles from Ireland
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Price: Free! Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Isabel works for a university and befriends a graduate student from Ireland. He is colorblind, and his colorblindness indirectly helps Isabel look at things in a new way, including a painful incident from her past.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mary Kitt-Neel

  • Confessions of a Sex Addict on March 28, 2011

    I don't buy a lot of e-books because I don't have as much time as I wish I did to read. But I did get this one and I can confidently recommend it. It is very well-written and extremely compelling, and anyone who has dealt with issues of addiction and sex abuse will find it extremely empowering. Kelly doesn't gloss over things, but tells it exactly like it is. You'll be amazed that anyone could come through what she has and become the person she is today. I highly recommend this book.