Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book News: Big Announcement

I'm very excited to announce that my novel, The Qualities of Wood, will be published in 2012 by HarperCollins!  I posted the book on HC's website for writers,, and earlier this year, the book was awarded a review.  The rest is a blur but somehow has led to this point.  Thanks to the community there, all the fabulous writers and readers, and to HC for taking a shot with me.  If you'd like to see the announcement in its entirety, click here.

But first...WAIT!  This is just the beginning.  To stay updated with all the latest news on the book's publication, visit my website at and sign up on the Contact page for email updates.  You can read an excerpt of the book on the site and see what others have had to say so far.  And/or, visit me on Facebook and "Like" my author page!

Stay tuned...


  1. Clap! Clap! Clap!!!!!! Congratulations over and over!! I'm so very happy for you!!!!

  2. Yay!! Lovity, Love, Love it!!! You are my amazing writer friend, and I'm so happy for you!

  3. Wonderful news, Mary. Congratulations. I look forward to reading the whole story. In addition you are forerunner for a new Harper Collins imprint, which gives authonomites a perk.

    And I discovered this blog of yours, with stimulating observations.


"As soon as we express something, we devalue it strangely. We believe ourselves to have dived down into the depths of the abyss, and when we once again reach the surface, the drops of water on our pale fingertips no longer resemble the ocean from which they came...Nevertheless, the treasure shimmers in the darkness unchanged." ---Franz Kafka