Mary Ellen Quigley


Mary Ellen Quigley is a paranormal romance author from Indiana. She got the writing bug as a child in the fifth grade. The assignment was to write a funny story, and she has loved writing ever since.

Mary Ellen's love of writing continued when she went off to Marian University in the fall of 2000. She was enrolled in a creative writing class. The class strengthened her confidence in her writing and taught valuable tips on storytelling and flushing out ideas. It was then that Mary Ellen decided to pursue writing as a career. She graduated in 2004 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Music. Mary Ellen also attended Calumet College of St. Joseph, in order to complete state teacher licensing requirements, and graduated with honors in 2008.

Mary Ellen took time after Marian to focus on caring for her ailing parents. She also used this time to focus on her writing career and started writing a novel "Nocturne" in 2006, which is yet to be released. In 2009, Mary began writing "The Wild Side." It will be released in the summer of 2011.

When not writing, Mary Ellen can be found with her feet up and her nose in a good book. She also enjoys gardening, crafts, and spending time with family.

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Lessons My Mother Taught Me: A Memoir
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
What makes a great mother? Is it her smile? The way she cares for her children? Or is it the life she lived, the battles she fought, and the legacy she left behind?
The Wild Side
Price: Free! Words: 20,970. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the Southern California Feline Pride begins to experience a mystery illness, their leader, Leander Williams, is forced to do the unthinkable... bring in a human doctor to find the cure. Little did he know, they would fall in love. As danger threatens the pride, and new enemies emerge, Leander finds himself not only defending the pride, but his love for Alena as well.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mary Ellen Quigley

  • Love Unfinished on Nov. 03, 2011

    Love Unfinished is a book definitely worth reading. The best part of the book by far was the characters. They were very real, with issues that were easy to understand. The story of Emma, trapped in a loveless marriage to an abusive husband, broke my heart. Darian did a good job of making the husband a true villain. By the end of the book, you can’t help but think that justice has finally prevailed. The relationship between Emma and James is beautifully written. Their love, although seemingly forbidden, is very true. You go into the story knowing that the two are supposed to be together, through eternal love, and wondering how in the world it is going to work out. The twists and turns keep the reader guessing. This was a book I couldn’t put down. I sat for two straight hours reading like a mad woman until I reached the end. It tugs at your heart strings and makes you wish for a love as true as Emma and James were lucky enough to share. The ending confused me slightly, but it did not deter the main purpose of the story. If you believe in love that lasts for eternity, and want a book that leaves you with an over all good feeling, Love Unfinished is a good choice for you. Just keep your tissues handy!
  • The Lion Tamer on Nov. 05, 2011

    I absolutely the loved this story. The characters were wonderful. I really felt for Carla, and the attraction between her and Leo was very well written. My only complaint is that the story could have been much longer. These characters has a bigger story to tell. Otherwise, it was great. I highly recommend it.