Mary O'Dell


Appalachian born and raised, Mary O'Dell, poet with a crotchety black cat and an ageless heart, would live in a treehouse but there's not one big enough for all her books. Besides, at her age it would be a foolhardy venture. Instead, she allows that heart out on a regular basis to perch (sometimes warily) on her sleeve. The cat sleeps safe and sound on her chest at night. Mary is founder and president of Green River Writers, Inc., which offers retreat and critiquing sessions year-round. Her mentoring series in poetry and memoir happen in cafes and coffee shops in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Mary has several poetry collections to her credit, among them Poems for the Man Who Weighs Light and Living in the Body from Mellen Poetry Press, and The Dangerous Man by Finishing Line Press. Mary is at work on a new novel, a family saga and love story that takes place in the West Virginia coalfields in the thirties and forties.

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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,510. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Beautiful, blonde, and only eight years old, Cynthia Tabu Potter carries within her a dark seed passed down by her elders. Young Molly McAdams, gradually drawn in by her friend’s intense and sensual nature, follows her down a path that comes near to destroying herself and both their families. *Graphic language/sexual situations, recommended for mature adults only*
Banger's People
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,940. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Every time Dixie Honaker feels that a ride on the love boat with her elegant, silver-haired neighbor Walter may be about to happen, Banger, her rude but good-hearted mutt, does something to splash cold water all over them. Despite Banger’s helping to rescue Walter after he is mugged, the man still finds the dog a little too grungy for his taste...
The Sweet Letting Go
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,910. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010 by Turquoise Morning Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
When Reynolds Ernst, cynical and damaged of heart, returns to the little community of his birth after thirty years' knocking about, little does he know that he's about to rediscover the love of his life - only to be faced with the prospect of losing her forever.

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