Miss Mae

Publisher info

Miss Mae, the Pure Southern Genteel author, writes romantic mysteries. “Said the Spider to the Fly” has won awards for Find a Great Romance and Best Book of the Week for The Long and the Short of It Reviews and from The Romance Studio.

"See No Evil, My Pretty Lady" is in ebook and digital form at Smashwords, and in print at Amazon, B&N, and other retailers.

“When the Bough Breaks”, a young adult coming-of-age, has won the 2009 P & E Young Adult category, and Best Book Cover from Authors Meeting Place. A top-reviewed book, this is sold in print and ebook.

"Dove Island" has won the 2009 P & E Readers poll of a Top Ten Finisher (it finished in second place) for the Romantic Short Story category.

She also enjoys writing humor and non-fiction articles. Sme of her publications can be found in The Front Porch Magazine, Good Old Days, and WritersWeekly.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
LOL, this is funny. When I was about ten years old, some friends came to visit. We sat around for a little while, wondering what we could do to amuse ourselves. Someone mentioned we act out like a TV show and since I was an avid reader of Nancy Drew and Donna Parker, I volunteered to write our "skit". It was probably all of 5 or 6 pages and I titled it Midnight Horror... but we had to end at 8 p.m. (school the next day, you know!) and the amateurish writing was pretty much of a horror too.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No, I can't remember the first one I read, but I do recall at being at only maybe 4 or 5 when my mother told the stories of Goldilocks and the three bears. What fun!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Miss Mae online

The Blue Diary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 730. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2017 by Miss Mae. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / adolescence
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Sometimes the most simple, but most endearing, moments are treasured in unexpected ways and methods.


Ahoy, Mischaps!
Follow along with I.B. Nosey, your official unofficial reporter, as he explores unknown universes with Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh, The Narrator, and the Mischaps from Gum Drop Island. What can possibly go wrong? Heh heh.
Ahoy, Gum Drop!
Price: $3.99 USD.
Ahoy, Out There!
Price: $3.99 USD.
Ahoy, Mummy Mia!
Price: $3.99 USD.


Miss Mae's MishMash of Short Stories
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Award winning author Miss Mae combines five of her best novellas into one compelling read. Enigma. Unleashed. Dove Island. The 86 Legend. The Timekeeper. Mystery, medical horror, inspirational, classic myths, and a theme with a 'timely' twist.
The 86 Legend
Price: Free! Words: 1,780. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A storm at night A prisoner unjustly charged. An unscrupulous captain. And a ship doomed. The legend begins...
Kiss Me, Mr. Hitchcock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,840. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
What's a girl got to do to get a guy to kiss her? A guy who's new in town. Who flashes a practiced lady-killer smile. Who drives a dashing Porsche. Maybe she shouldn't confront him with a baseball bat. Or get herself locked with him in a library basement. Or get him involved in a feud with an old boyfriend. But then again, maybe she should.
We Hollered, "Don't Look, Dad!"
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,090. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
Why, we southerners believe all critters are created equal, bless their hearts. That is...well, there was this one time...
Barefoot Billy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
If there's one thing big brothers can be counted on it's to rescue little sisters out of danger. Right? And some of those ways can be downright ingenious.
The Timekeeper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
An indescript antique shop. Set along an indescript street. Filled with things not borrowed. Filled with things not blue. But filled with shadows and secrets And one man who keeps the difference. Step inside Mr. Mortimer’s Antique Store. He has the one item you always dreamt of.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.60 from 5 reviews)
It's not a virus. It's not a disease. But it's a killer. And it's here, unleashed.
Ahoy, Mummy Mia!
Series: Ahoy, Mischaps!, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Mischaps ride again! Actually, they sail again. Into a dimension far, far, far away where you can’t find it. But guess what they discover? A prophecy! Yes, a prophecy about them! What does the prophecy say? What does it mean? Can the Mischaps learn the secret of fulfilling the prophecy…and destroy its evil, dangerous, stinking curse?
Ahoy, Out There!
Series: Ahoy, Mischaps!, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
It’s time to set sail once more with that confectionary plantation owner Sir O. Yuri Wiseguy-eh and his crew from Gum Drop Island. Thrust upon an adventurous journey into parts unknown, they meet new, and not very friendly…okay, they’re some downright ornery— characters. Will our heroes discover what they seek? Will they save the day? Will anyone really care?
Ahoy, Gum Drop!
Series: Ahoy, Mischaps!, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if you no longer could find your favorite chocolate in your candy store? What if the store informed you they may never get in a new shipment? Imagine the horror, the chaos, the wailing and gnashing of teeth, not to mention your impending foul-mood. And then imagine this scenario happening on a worldwide scale! What can be the problem? What can be the solution? Audio version: iTunes & Audible
Miss Penelope's Letters
Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 13,540. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
The letters arrive unsigned. The writer demands that Penelope meet him in one of London’s most ill-reputed and darkest streets. When she dares to keep the assignations, she encounters a man in a black mask who leaves her breathless from his stolen kiss. Yet he claims the reason for their surreptitious tryst is an honorable one. Should she believe him? Can he be trusted? Audio version available
Through a Glass Darkly
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.20 from 5 reviews)
Computer viruses no longer exist, yet Vexen’s medical transport is held hostage by one. The hologram engineered to combat the deadly program develops an identity crisis. An alien intruder is discovered stowed away in the cargo bay. And the evil, reptilian Delphan demands immediate surrender of her ship. Can anything else possibly go wrong?
It's Elementary, My Dear Winifred
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,790. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Do bizarre mysteries only occur in imaginary tales? Winifred Merryweather, and dashing newspaper hound Remington Hawthorne, find themselves in the throes of a real life mystery. A dark and ancient castle, complete with disappearing floors, sliding panels, and spider-webbed shadowy corridors threaten to steal Winifred's very breath. Or is that the annoying allure of Remington's flirtatious charms?
Catch Me If You Can
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,370. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Stuart Harrington's newest game, 'Catch Me If You Can' is about to be released. For Lois Steinberg, an evening spent at a 'Catch Me' convention morphs into more than just a game. She encounters intrigue, lies, secrets... and murder.
See No Evil, My Pretty Lady
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,880. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
1888 Victorian London. Whitechapel. Death stalks the streets. What if you were one of the women "Jack the Ripper" attacked, yet you managed to escape? And what if you knew he needed to find you and silence you before you identified him?
Dove Island
Price: Free! Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Second Place in the 2009 P&E Readers' Poll! A Top Ten Finisher! How much does a man love a woman? Does he love her more than family? More than life itself? When crisis happens, only his heart can determine the truth.

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Smashwords book reviews by Miss Mae

  • Angel's Requiem on Oct. 21, 2010

    I want to be right upfront: Cons: Head hopping, telling as opposed to showing, some punctuation flaws. Now for the pros: With this sticking so much to the telling side, and the very nature of the plot itself, I felt like I was reading the style reminiscent of the 1940's or '50's detective/gangster books. Totally unexpected. :) The story is incredibly intricate and you need to stay on your toes to follow it through. You're introduced to lots of characters and their backgrounds and you need to remember all of this as you follow them through the leads and clues. Also, just to make you aware: since the premise deals with warring mob families, there's quite a bit of violence. Still, if anyone watches any of the cop shows on TV, you're confronted with more than is in this book. Because of its nature and realism, the violence must be told. I so much want to give this book a five star rating because Ms. Kindle has penned what is, to me, an original story. How she keeps all the characters connected is amazing. And the answer of why it finally all meshes with the opening chapter of stealing a corpse is like icing on a cake. However, because of the minor flaws of those cons, I must give a 4.5.
  • A Confederate Yankee In Miss Annabelle's Court on Nov. 06, 2010

    I don't read much time travel, so I wasn't sure what to expect with this one. Let me just say, the danger was so imminent and I got so concerned for the hero, I sat here with toes curled, wondering if he would wind up with the heroine! Well, I'm not about to give anything away. :) Read this absorbing, tender --yet tense-- love story for yourself. Wonderful descriptions!
  • Dancing With Fate on April 24, 2011

    Beautifully written with highly visual scenes, you'll be transported to a world unlike any other. I urge everyone to read this story and learn the "fate" of a well-known character who you'll never imagine in any other way again!
  • Munch Ado About Nothing on Aug. 14, 2011

    What an incredible tale! Such originality and creativity! I laughed and chuckled all the way through this as I munched on my corn flakes....er, hey, there's only half a box! Who's been eating my cereal????
  • Dangerous Sanctuary on July 17, 2019

    What good fun! This is a clean book, no sex or bad language so it's family-friendly. Wanted to get that stated right out of the gate. I say it's "fun", though it certainly wasn't fun for poor William who was murdered at Pastor Christine's church. Trying to find who is the killer, the reader is introduced to some zany congregants - which, ya know, we can all kinda recognize. LOL For starters, there's Mrs. Jewell. Well, let me back up a bit. See, Ms. Christine becomes the guardian of not only a lonely cat, but also of a kangaroo and a pig. And, Mrs. Jewell - her encounter with Abraham (the pig), and his friendly snorting "hello, let's get acquainted, ma'am" does not go over well. No, Mrs. Jewell is not a jewel when it comes to animals who definitely want to live in your lap instead of a barnyard. And then there's Lacey, Christine's friend. These two ladies are a dynamite duo - for trying to do detective work when they really ought to stay home and scratch Abraham's ears. Just all in all, a delightful read. At the end, it's a surprise to discover the murderer's identity, plus Christine finds Cole, the REAL detective (who is definitely not an amateur), not only loves all these delightful animals, but becomes the love meant solely for her. I wanted to give 4 1/2 stars. Fun, good read! Thanks, Ms. Rose.