Mary Scarpelli


Mary Scarpelli spent far too many years toiling away in a variety of professional environments ranging from intellectually stimulating to those rife with destructive levels of ambition. As an offset to the madness, there were her creative endeavors, without which she’d have spent more time than was healthy staring vacantly into empty space. Inspiration leads her, alternately, between collaborative musical ventures and the solitary pursuit of writing.

Mary has written three novels: The Pursuit of Enlightenment, a coming-of-age tale, its sequel entitled Love Finds Its Pocket, and a satire about a corporate downsizing gone awry entitled Competitive Stupid, all of which are self-published and available through the new paradigm of distribution channels, such as: CreateSpace, through for hardcopy and Smashwords for ebooks, and also available from ebook retailers such as Apple iBookstore, Barnes & Nobel, Sony, Kobo, Diesel, Baker & Taylor and others.

Mary’s first love is her membership in the electronic music duo Illusion of Perfection, in which she is one of two.

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Love Finds Its Pocket
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,540. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
What was it, Toni wondered, that had produced in her such a mediocre streak – nature, nurture, birth order, astrological sign? Insufficient familial strife to have created an urgent need to slay the dragon and emerge a victorious warrior who wears her battle scars proudly? She managed to dodge the onslaught of a massive panic attack long enough to compose a pleading text message and hit enter.
The Pursuit of Enlightenment
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,490. Language: American English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Poor Toni; uninspired by the pseudo intellectualism conferred upon her by a lesser-known SUNY, she progressed past collegiate life out loud and proud yet only marginally better than clueless. The setting for this coming of age tale entitled The Pursuit of Enlightenment is the mid nineties, NYC. The narrative tightly follows Toni as she attempts to stay afloat in an emotionally complicated world.
Competitive Stupid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,830. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The denizens of the Snake Pit started reacting to shadows as if a drug-induced paranoia had taken hold; it was a corporate downsizing free-for-all. This darkly comic tale, entitled Competitive Stupid, is set in Occupy Wall Street era Corporate America, in which an insular segment of senior management is tasked with releasing one third of its work force.

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