Mary Castillo


It is no wonder that Mary Castillo grew up to become a paranormal mystery and romance author. She grew up in a haunted house.
Her mom once found her in the closet talking to the nicest lady who had a daughter and two sons. Mary was the only person in the closet and the more questions her mom asked, the plainer it was that her then three-year-old child described the previous (and deceased) resident of their house!

Mary grew up in the same town as the psychic detective of her paranormal mystery series, Dori Orihuela. She even “gave” Dori her dream home, a three-story white Edwardian mansion. And she made her a tough, smart robbery detective because Mary is not cop material. In other words, she made her into a psychic version of Wonder Woman.

With her degree in history, Mary loves to find and share untold histories such as bootlegging women and no-nonsense World War II era nurses. Her background is in marketing, public relations, and journalism, proving that yes, you can make a living as a writer! Combining her love of the paranormal with historical, Gothic fiction is a dream come true. Mary now writes the books she loves to read—chilling, psychic suspense novels with sexy heroes and courageous heroines.

However, her current home in Orange County, California is not haunted.

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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


The Dead Are Waiting: First Chapters in the Dori O Paranormal Mystery Series
Price: Free! Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A collection of first chapters from the chilling Dori O Paranormal Mystery Series by best selling mystery author Mary Castillo

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