Mary Castillo


Celebrated Latina author, Mary Castillo, became a writer when given an assignment to create a fairy tale book in the third grade. Screenplays came first, but when she wrote her first novel she found her life's work. Known for her humorous characters and the crazy situations they get themselves into, Latina magazine called Mary "an author to look out for," and selected In Between Men and Names I Call My Sister for the Top 10 Summers Reads in July 2009. OC Metro Magazine named Mary one of the hottest 25 people in The O.C. She has also been profiled in Orange County Register, Coast, The Arizona Republic and San Diego Union Tribune. Her debut, Hot Tamara was a Cosmopolitan Magazine "Red Hot Read."

When not holed up in her office, you can find Mary knitting while reading historical novels and biographies, or her favorite authors. She loves farmer's markets, tea and random historic landmarks. With her husband and son, she's hiking, camping and making up new lyrics for "Call Me Maybe."

Where to find Mary Castillo online


Lost in the Light trailer
In Mary's latest release, a wounded detective befriends a bootlegger...who was murdered in her house! A modern gothic that goes back to Prohibition with plenty of twists and turns, lost loves and second chances, Lost in the Light is captivating readers. Music credit: "Dark Times" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Lost in the Light: A Dori Orihuela Paranormal Mystery Novel
Series: Dori O Paranormal Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,840. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
A brooding and atmospheric paranormal mystery by reader’s favorite, Mary Castillo.A Wounded Detective. A Man Forgotten. A Love Lost In Time. Dori Orihuela moves into her dream home: a crumbling Edwardian mansion filled with treasures...and the restless soul of a man murdered in cold blood. A modern gothic mystery nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal Mystery.

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