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

Where to buy in print

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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.


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.
Swamp Madam
Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Who is the madam of the swamp? She’s the one who loves the swamp’s wilderness. She’s the one who fiercely defends it. She’s the one who hates the swamp’s trespassers. She’s the one who stares down the law. There's nothing more you need to know except... Respect the madam, all ye who dare to enter the swamp.
The Timekeeper
Price: $1.49 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: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,440. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 4 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 4 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
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?
When the Bough Breaks
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,850. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Late 1960's. Time of the Vietnam War, hippies, fishnet hose, and mini-skirts. Add a flirtatious wink from the baby blues of 'love'em and leave 'em' Parker Shane and 16-yr.-old Darlene Moore wonders if she'll ever be the same. Winner of the 2009 P&E Readers Poll in the YA category, this is more than a romance tale. Suspense, intrigue, and danger will leave the reader gasping till the very end.
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?
Fated Destiny...Oh, Yeah?
Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Prisoner 86's fate is in the hands of his merciless captain. Or is it? As their ship enters a raging thunderstorm, what bizarre event transforms their lives in an eternal destiny?
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: 2,350. 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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Miss Mae's favorite authors on Smashwords

Chris Kennedy
Latest book: Made in Australia. Published April 1, 2011. (4.75 from 4 reviews)
Elmer Williams, Sr
Latest book: The Girl in the Green Dress. Published December 12, 2013.
Jo Huddleston
Latest book: Ties That Bind: Family Stories. Published July 10, 2017. (4.00 from 1 review)
Kate Kindle
Latest book: The Coal Cracker's Woman. Published February 7, 2018.
Larry Hammersley
Latest book: Runner's High. Published November 6, 2012. (5.00 from 1 review)
Luis Rodriguez
Latest book: Daddy has a new Job. Published September 3, 2011.
Shannon Allen
Latest book: The Blue Diary. Published September 4, 2017. (4.67 from 3 reviews)

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????