Maura Stone


Winner of the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award for Comedy, Maura Stone comes from a leading borscht belt entertainment family known as "Catskill Royalty" in comedy although she pursued a different career path, commercial banking. Which gave rise to shock from colleagues when her first novel, Five-Star FLEECING, received rave reviews and won a national book award in 2011 for comedy. Although fictional in scope, the stories in the book are based upon true tales from the crypt of incidents formerly known to those involved in the high-end hospitality industry. 

Since Five-Star FLEECING, Maura has published several mini ebooks, some of which have won awards, that are currently being compiled into a major edition. Her blog, is the top comedy blog on the planet, winning awards and acclaim.

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Smashwords Interview

Why should readers PAY for your books? Don't they get it for FREE on your blog and hubpage?
Gee, what a very intuitive question. My blog and my hubpage are my writing exercises. Like a concert pianist who practices scales and passages endlessly to perfect technique, that's precisely what I do where readers get my exercises for free. But my books, well, those are well-crafted romps of fun, laughter, woven for the best adventure possible.
What's the theme underlying your writing?
Ah. A hard question. Who makes these questions up? I have an intolerance towards stupidity, greed and arrogance. Sadly, you can't find one without its friends to back it up. I also tend to see absurdity in things people take for granted. In other words, I'm the person who goes around saying, "The Emperor is Nekkid." Even so, I like to have a good laugh because most of the time you can't beat City Hall. But when you do, ahhhh, that's the joy in life.
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Where to buy in print


Arc of Passion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Even writers of adult relationship ebooks are not infallible. Maura's pursued by a fellow almost half her age and 3,000 miles away! From the award-winning author of the comedy "Five-Star FLEECING," Maura Stone explores this unconventional relationship in a compilation of witty and introspective short stories. Tailored for those on the go, "Arc of Passion" is a literary treat in small bites.

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