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May
10
Mystery Panel with Mary Burton, Ellery Adams, Mollie Cox Bryan & LynDee Walker
The Fountain Bookstore, Inc., Saturday, May 10 at 2pm
Our own Kelly Justice will be moderating this panel of Fountain favorite mystery authors. Mary Burton’s southern family has always enjoyed tall tales and a good yarn. MB has written twelve historical romances for Harlequin Historicals, four shortromantic suspenses for Silhouette Romantic Suspense and a non-fiction book The Insider’s Guide to Direct Marketing. Her romantic suspense titles have received critical acclaim from New York Times Best Selling authors Carla Neggers, Brenda Novak and Lisa Jackson as well as Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. Under the nameMary Ellen Taylor, Burton now writes women’s fiction. Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children's books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia. Mollie grew up in Western Pennsylvania in a rural area (Raccoon Township) just outside of mill town Aliquippa, known for its football greats. She danced, did gymnastics, and wrote all the way through her youth. She started many novels—but finished her first one when she was a senior in high school. It was called “Circles” and featured a ballerina involved with a gang. LynDee Walker’s award-winning journalistic work has appeared in newspapers and magazines across the nation. After nearly a decade covering crime, courts, and local politics, she left full-time reporting for motherhood with a side of freelancing and fiction writing. SMALL TOWN SPIN is the third in her bestselling Headlines in High Heels Mystery series. LynDee’s debut, FRONT PAGE FATALITY, is an amazon and Barnes and Noble #1 bestseller, and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel. Nichelle Clarke.’s fourth adventure, DEVIL IN THE DEADLINE, arrives January 2015

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Mary Burton’s southern family has always enjoyed tall tales and a good yarns. Early on, she realized that Story had tremendous power to inspire strong responses such fear, laughter, love and even sorrow. It didn’t matter if the tale was found in the pages of a book, spoken in hushed tones around a Girl Scout campfire, or spouted at an old fashioned southern family reunion. This appreciation of story motivated she to earn an English degree from Virginia’s Hollins University, she gradued in 1983. After decade of working in marketing and sales, she was the marketing director for a one-hundred-person civil engineering firm, when she became convinced she could write and sell one of the many stories buzzing around her brain. She has worked as a freelance writer and written (or ghostwritten) dozens of articles for publications including The RWR, Virginia Review, and Innsbrook Today. She is also the author of The Insider’s Guide to Direct Marketing (1995 by Zwieg White Associates), a marketing manual geared toward architectural/engineering firms.

Mary has been writing historical romance novels for several years. Fingers crossed, she left the marketing profession and devoted all her spare time to writing a novel. Soon after, she sold her fist book, a Harlequin Historical novel, A Bride for McCain in January 1999, and saw it published the following year in March. Her second book, The Colorado Bride, was a June 2001, Harlequin Historical novel. In 2005, The Unexpected Wife was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest and Wise Moves was 2006 nominee for Romantic Times’ Critics Choice Award.

Mary is based in Richmond, Virginia, where she lives with her husband and two children. She enjoys yoga, cooking, hiking and the occasional triathlon.

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