Maureen Mullis studied journalism at Brigham Young University. After a couple of years working as a reporter and columnist for a small weekly newspaper she worked for awhile as a freelance writer.
During her years as a stay-at-home mom she continued her writing, this time venturing into fiction. After a brief stint as a library tech in elementary and high schools, she and her family moved from California to Colorado where most of her stories take place.
She lives with her husband, two sons, two dogs and a motley collection of birds and fish in Colorado Springs, CO where she is currently at work on her next novel.
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by Maureen Mullis
Approx. 3,830 words.
Published on November 28, 2011.
Eight-year-old Alexander Billingsworth is having a very bad year. His best friend’s brother told him there was no Santa Claus. Now he sees the holiday as one big lie. That is, until his Grandpa gives him a very special gift that will answer his questions once and for all.
Emails: A Maeve and Kate Mini-Mystery
by Maureen Mullis
Approx. 5,720 words.
Published on August 9, 2010.
When therapist Kate Hanson receives threatening emails, she turns to best friend Maeve Haile to find out who is sending them. With only a few clues to guide them, the lifelong friends hurry to find who the mysterious emailer is before someone gets hurt, or worse, killed. In this short story, the characters from WHAT WOULD NANCY DO? must rely on their wits and each other to solve this new case.
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- Secret Lives
on Jan. 10, 2011
What an amazing book. So many layers, so much going on in it that I was captivated right from the start. A famous actress returning to her roots to research the life of her mother, a well know children's author. The mother's story is told from her point of view through her journals. Her aunt and uncle are there to support her, but there are some lies that stand between them and hurt their relationship.
A man who has been accused and convicted of molesting his daughter works for the uncle, and he maintains his innocence. As he and the actress come together to heal each other's wounds and broken hearts, the issues of trust and safety enter into their relationship more than they bargained for.
Chamberlain is a sensitive, gifted writer. This is a heartbreaking and heartwarming story. At times it brought tears to my eyes, and I know these characters will stay with me a long time.
- Evolution of Insanity
on April 27, 2011
Haresh Daswani’s EVOLUTION OF INSANITY is an interesting collection of short stories giving you a peek into the mind of a writer and his struggles to be creative. As the title of this collection implies, you can sense the writer’s gradual slide into madness. He spends his times staring at a door hinge, reflects upon the state of sand at a beach, and has conversations with some of the characters he has created.
None of the stories are very long, which allows you to either read through them rather quickly, or spread them out as treats for yourself when you need to take a quick break.
Daswani has a gift for creating believable situations in his stories, and giving them a twist so that you aren’t quite sure how the story is going to turn out. His plots move along well and some of them reminded me of episodes from Twilight Zone where you know something is off but don’t know what until the story is complete.
Even if you are not a fan of the short story format, you might like this book. The stories are unusual and varied. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from this author!
- Pinochle Anyone?
on May 20, 2011
Interesting story. I could believe this is based on a group that actually exists outside of Mr. Winchester's imagination.
- A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1)
on June 29, 2011
Seventeen-year-old Amber takes a job at a Scottish estate as the housekeeper for one Aidan McAllister as a way of earning money for college. Unbeknownst to her, the rich and handsome Aidan is a vampire, and soon young Amber is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Well written, this book has much that not only young adults would enjoy, but adults as well: romance, humor, intrigue and excitement. As Amber stumbles into a situation that gives her an ancient gift she soon finds herself the object of desire of not only the debonair Aidan, but of his enemies from the otherworld as well. Fighting against and with devils, succubae, demons, as well as vampires, Amber uses all her wits to ensure that she not only survives, but that she does so with Aidan's love.
This is a fun, interesting book and the first in a new series. Ms. Scott is a wonderful story teller and her prose is first rate. I'm not normally a fan of paranormal romance, but she has changed my attitude. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.