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


Ahoy, Out There!
Series: Ahoy, Mischaps!. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,960. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
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? It might be kinda fun to join this venture and find out!
Ahoy, Gum Drop!
Series: Ahoy, Mischaps!. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Fantasy » General
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: $3.25 USD. Words: 9,940. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
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?
Said the Spider to the Fly
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,070. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Copper Springs, North Carolina. Population 4,500. A picturesque town with quiet streets and tree-lined sidewalks. Nothing ever happens here — until Mona Murphy returns home.
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
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: $1.49 USD. Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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: 55,340. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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
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: 2,210. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Second Place in the 2009 P&E Readers' Poll! A Top Ten Finisher! Christopher’s dedicated his allegiance to the Church. But that’s before he meets Roxanne, his cousin’s betrothed. Aboard the ship appointed for the honeymoon voyage, he fears losing her not to his cousin, but to a barbaric pirate attack. Will he live long enough to confess she holds his heart? (A mini-read.)

Miss Mae's tag cloud

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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.
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.

Smashwords book reviews by Miss Mae

  • Jonquils in the Snow on Feb. 09, 2010

    Within the pages of this short read, Ms. Brooks has captured many facets of real life: hope, hope betrayed, love, love stolen, pain, pain healed, grief, grief soothed by laughter and happiness. I loved how the wintry scene was a backdrop for broken hearts, and the hope of blooming jonquils a sign that the beginnings of spring brings newness and faith. An excellent story. Thank you, Ms. Brooks, for a job well done!
  • The Rescue on June 17, 2010

    Ms Vickery excels at penning a riveting romance/suspense book, but now she can add SF to her growing list of expertly written genres. This was excellent, as at first you think this is the typical crash landing on an unknown, deserted planet, but as you read further, the question becomes -- just WHO is being rescued?
  • 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????
  • Exchange on March 06, 2012

    I've wanted to read this story for quite a long time, and now I have. It's excellent. Love the romance, the characters' past, the mystery of why Myah was forced to endure her "experiments". Ms. Rossano has an art of creating her descriptions to put you "there" in the setting. You felt the cold air that the jets hissed out when they wanted Myah to awaken, the dread of those awful needles about to plunge into her arms, the total confusion and disorientation of "why am I here?" My only nitpick, if I can call it that, is for the dialogue to feel more natural, the characters should speak often in contractions. To always read "I am going" or "you will be fine" is distracting and has the tendency of jerking you from the believability of the story. Overall, though, this story is a five-star winner, and well deserved!
  • A Decision of Trust on April 29, 2013

    I love Ms. Brooks' stories. I love how real she makes the characters, the settings, the situations. In 'A Decision of Trust' we meet Amanda. Amanda is a widow from a marriage to a no-good cheating husband. Jake Tyler is the handsome lawyer that hires Amanda to work in his office. Jake is a widower, left to raise his seven-year-old son. Amanda needs to learn how to trust men, Jake has to learn how to love another woman other than his dead wife. One scene that I rooted for was when Amanda cleaned out her husband's clothes, took them to the garage's cement floor and beat them with a sledge hammer. Oooh, wouldn't you love for that to have been his head? LOL Then there was the senior secretary, Corinne. Jake tries to "explain" her nasty character is because she'd had a rough childhood. No, Corinne was nasty because Corinne wanted to be nasty. You want to scratch your head and think, "Jake, you're supposed to be a smart lawyer but you can't figure this devil-woman out?" Like me tell you, that was so like a man that I wanted to shake him! This is a beautifully written story of sweet romance with themes of forgiveness and acceptance. Trust your decision. Buy this book.
  • Mountain of Love and Danger on Sep. 11, 2015

    A different twist on the tale of Jack climbing the beanstalk! From the first page, from the first paragraphs, from the first words, the reader is thrown into a compelling mystery. Nothing is as it seems. The diner where Gwen and Jack order a meal is...? The waiter is...? What causes Gwen to get her so nervous? Why does Jack later crash his car? When both he and Gwen are admitted to the hospital, who abducts Gwen? And why/who destroys Jack's family farm, the Greenthumb Acres? You hold your breath while you read to find these answers. Love Ms. Pallotta's play on words too. :) Check out this book for a satisfying, delighting read. Highly recommended.