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About Maria Ann Green
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Maria, a badass USA Today and internationally bestselling indie author, lives in Minnesota despite the frozen winters. Actually, she prefers snow drifts and icicles over summer and all that sweat running everywhere. She writes about bitches, breakups, and bloodbaths – not in any particular order. She lives with her husband and little family, which includes a few lazy cats who make great lap warmers. You can usually find her whishing that she lived in a secret cabin in the woods where she could be a hermit reading and writing all of the time. Instead she lives the suburban life where she pretends to her neighbors and the other moms around that she doesn’t swear like a sailor, have hidden tattoos, and loves a good bottle of wine. She absolutely believes in unicorns and ghosts and hopes vampires and monsters are real too. She's a coffee-in-the-morning and alcohol-in-the-evening kind of person, preferably with a nap in between. Maria prefers cats over dogs, books over people, and late nights over early mornings. She probably shouldn’t talk to anyone until she’s had her first cup of coffee, extra sugar. And if you ever want to hang out with her, you’ll have to be game for a horror movie or just a quick run to target for two (hundred) little things. Also, you couldn’t pay her to be in her twenties again; Thirties is where it’s at. She's a creative, mouthy, introverted, proud bisexual, highly-sensitive INFJ, chronic pain spoonie warrior, Slytherpuff, dork with a sweet-tooth.
Maria devours books, reading mostly in bed or listening to audiobooks in the car. Writing has been one of her passions for pretty much her whole life. So creativity is a necessity for her, always. After working in the mental health field for almost a decade, she's now living her dream as a stay-at-home writer, kiddo wrangler, professional snuggler, and constantly-tired-person. When it comes to her writing, she specializes in dark and twisted thrillers or gritty, angsty contemporary romances. But no matter the genre, she always prefers writing deeply flawed characters with dysfunctional relationships. She's pretty sure the whole "unlikable character" thing is a conspiracy because every character she loves have been labeled this way. Ridiculous. And because of this, she's pretty much found it impossible to write anything without at least a little mayhem.
Maria was once told she painted with her words, and that phrase stuck with her - because writing really is an art, and good stories are true masterpieces. She's always trying to grow and improve in her craft, shooting for a masterpiece of her own someday. And she plans to write forever because writing gives Maria the ability to disappear into new worlds and create people within twisting plots, all from the comfort of her couch. She will always believe that though not every story is for her, and her stories aren't for everyone, every story has a reader.
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My story is told in a unique format - unlike many others that have come before. This is because I wanted to tell it in a way that may connect with new readers dealing with the grief of a loss. It is a collection of poetry and illustrations put together in the midst of my heartbreak and healing after losing my son at 17 weeks of pregnancy. It is not a guide or instructions on how to heal, but simply my own experience. Miscarriage and all similar losses are too stigmatized, which is unacceptable. This is just one attempt to normalize the horrific experience one in four women suffer through. I am not alone in this, and neither is anyone suffering through the same. I hope I can help one person feel heard or connected through my clumsy words and images. I am not an expert, but I think my contributing to the conversation is essential.
**Content warnings: miscarriage, pregnancy loss, depression, anxiety, and similar topics.**
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I hope that these affirmations help you when you need it the most. Read one a day, or one every time you need a bit of healing. Share them with others who need them or write them down and tape them to your mirror to remind yourself every morning how strong you really are. Because you are strong. And you are enough. Don't ever forget that.
But not all things that are meant to be end happily ever after.
Rosabella soon finds herself waking in the middle of the night from more than just wind and creaking pipes. In the dark she discovers ghostly figures looking up into her windows from outside, rooms and treasures previously hidden for centuries, creeping crawling guests, and too many dark shadows lunging toward her. And still, somehow, instead of screaming and running away she researches, choosing knowledge over fear, and learns more about the house and the history of this place she loves so much.
Only when she stumbles into the past, meeting an aristocrat hiding enough deadly secrets to take down the patriarchy, does Rosabella start to regret her choices. And after having come this far, she worries it’s too late to turn back and save herself from a house that has more skeletons in its vast amount of closet space than anyone expected.
Rosabella isn’t the fleeing type, but she’s not sure she’ll survive the fight. Especially against a place with so many stories buried beneath it, burned into every fiber of the edifice, a house with a portal to dark places and troubles that shouldn’t be stirred up.
Generation of Vipers is a mix of crimson peak and Mike Flanagan’s Haunting of Hill House and Bly Manor, with elements of Marisha Pessl’s Night Film mixed throughout.
If you like dark thrillers that border on horror, gothic elements, and deliciously dark twists that will keep you guessing, then Generation of Vipers might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading just one more page all night long, too afraid to turn out the light and go to sleep.
It appeals to lovers of suspenseful plots, all things dark including thrillers and horrors, and stories with murder and mayhem. Fans of American Horror Story, Mike Flanagan's Haunting of Hill House, Marisha Pessl's Night Film, Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak, and readers of Shirley Jackson, Gilian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Tana French, J.A. Konrath, and the Timothy Blake Series by Jack Heath will also love this twisted story!
*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*
Make that Special Agent Raleigh Harding of the FBI. Specifically of the Organized Crime Unit trying to take down The Byrnes. He hates Bellamy even before meeting her, and when he does, she makes it worse by getting under his skin. Her stubbornness and that mouth of hers rival his—something he didn’t know was possible. Logically, he knows she’s bad news. But even still, he can’t stop thinking about that body of hers, and all the things he’d like to do with it, with her.
Bellamy may have too much fun pushing Raleigh’s buttons, especially since he’s the last person she should be flirting with. But when situations turn dangerous and out of control, Bellamy’s first call is to Raleigh. So when he offers her a deal, to work with the FBI and lessen the scrutiny surrounding her and everyone she loves, it’s one she considers—even if both options are dangerous.
Can these two flirtatious enemies find a middle ground that benefits them both—or will the fires of temptation and betrayal Byrne everyone to ashes?
If you like angsty, drama-filed, dysfunctional contemporary romances with strong female characters and adventure with your steam, then Crown of Sins might be your next favorite book! It has love bullies, a billionaire, enemies to lovers, and the mafia. It'll keep you up way too late, reading just one more chapter all night.
It will appeal to lovers of romantic suspense, steamy action-adventure, and readers of Monica James, Tillie Cole, Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, and Abbi Glines.
*Content Warning: sex, dysfunctional relationship behavior including increased anger and bullying, alcohol use, criminal behavior, and language*
As an international bestselling author I've put together the tricks and tips that can help you avoid making newbie mistakes. I know too, I've made A LOT of them, which is how I learned everything within these pages. There are tips for every aspect of bringing a novel to life, from brainstorming to plotting to writing and editing, and then past it to marketing! Even for the seasoned authors, there are tips inside these pages that can help you optimize the time you have to put words on the page.
In Plot Like Me you'll find the meathod I've put together on how to plot a novel that has a proven and solid structure that will leave readers rushing through your books as fast as they can. It also includes my outline template that has helped me write faster and with less editing afterward. There are also other worksheets to help you prep every aspect of your novel, which can help speed up drafting. Plot Like Me is one of the most useful books in this series!
In Write Like Me you'll find the tips that I've perfected over years of writing. You will find ways to speed up your writing and how to track that speed too. I'm able to write up to three thousand words an hour, and ten thousand words a day even with limited time to write. I want to help you do this too with Write Like Me!
In Edit Like Me you can find a common list of things to look for - which will help you avoid makign those very mistakes in your next draft as well as cleaning them up in your current one! I also share what I've done wrong a lot, which honestly sometimes it's nice to see what others do wrong and feel better about your own writing.
In Market Like Me I have a huge list of resources that I find helpful, research I suggest you do to market in ways that work for your genres, and my ideas that I've worked on and tested out over time. I've paid for a ton of things that went nowhere, so I'd love to help you avoid doing the same. Market Like Me is one of the most useful books in this series!
Organize Like Me is a bonus book for those who just like to jump ahead, skipping the explanation, and use the resources I've put together. If you only want worksheets then this is the one for you!
In the full set, Author Like Me, you'll find every tip I have to share - it's all of the single books above put into one, with an extra chapter exlusive to the full book which includes additional tips, writing prompts, and more.
With this series I want to help you be a faster and better author. Because when you adore writing like I do it's all about maxamizing your time to get more words in, and hopefully making some money on those gorgeous words you've put onto the page.
But as bloody fantasies flood his mind, Aidan struggles to find control. Desire taking over, he dives deeper into his darker side. His best friend and coworkers remain unaware of the calculating criminal he’s become in the hours between work and drunken escapades.
Aidan analyzes each step necessary to fuel the cruel fire inside him, logic and preparation only two of the many weapons at his disposal. His creativity grows as well, until he hits a dangerous snag that threatens to expose him and obliterate everything he’s built. Paranoia and stress chip away at his confidence, but he must stay in control long enough to cover his tracks, or he risks his freedom, as well as his life.
He's becoming more comfortable in the dark than you are in the light.
If you like psychological thrillers with deliciously dark twists and a main character you love to hate (but still want to see make it to the end), Nothing but Darkness might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading just one more page until you reach the end.
It appeals to lovers of true crime, crime fiction, mystery and suspense, stories with serial killers and murder and mayhem, dark romance elements, fans of American Psycho, Dexter, Gilian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Tana French, J.A. Konrath, and the Timothy Blake Series by Jack Heath.
*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*
But Tuesday may have bitten off more than she can chew with her current endeavor - helping a listener identify and stop her uniquely horrible stalker - when she goes from hunter to hunted. This particular hunter reminds her of her parents, in his despicable fetishes and determination to have what he wants, enough for her to seek out advice in the one place she never expected to stoop.
Racing to catch her man before falling into his trap first, Tuesday becomes consumed by the chase. Except nothing goes the way she expects, and after too many failures her anxiety threatens to paralyze her while her paranoia has her distrusting even those she’s closest to. But if she can’t get herself together in time, she may become the next victim instead of the hero.
Can the daughter of two serial killers use her past as an advantage for once, in order to right the wrongs around her?
If you like thrillers with deliciously dark twists, elements of dark romance, and an awkward but strong main characters, then Edge of Darkness might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading just one more page until you reach the end.
It appeals to lovers of true crime podcasts like MFM, crime fiction, mystery and suspense, stories with stalking and mayhem, fans of I’ll Be Gone In the Dark by Michelle McNamara, Gilian Flynn, Ruth Ware, and Tana French.
*Content Warning: some violence, sexual content, and language*
Secret: Bee’s keeping a piece of her past from Aidan—for him.
Aidan knows Bee’s a serial killer, preying on men as often as she can. In fact, their shared passion of such dark desires fuels their love for each other. Each stalks the cold, dark nights of Maine in search of their next victims—but separately. Aidan doesn’t want to play as a pair, but afterward they celebrate every kill. Every time blood is shed, their relationship deepens.
Lie: Bee is like any other serial killer.
As her past starts to bleed into her present, sleep comes harder and harder and monsters lurk around every corner. Worse still: as suspicion builds around a missing person’s case involving the murderous pair, Bee will have to either outwit the detective breathing down her neck…or come up with another way to secure her freedom.
Surprise: Freedom comes at a high price.
Bee's the last person you'd suspect to slit your throat, but she has lots of practice.
If you like thrillers with deliciously dark twists and strong female characters, serial killers of the femme fatale and black widow variety, then Deeper into Darkness might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading way too late and checking over your shoulder when walking alone at night.
It appeals to lovers of true crime and crime fiction, mystery and suspense, stories with murder and mayhem, dark romance elements, fans of Gilian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Tana French, J.A. Konrath, and the Timothy Blake Series by Jack Heath.
*Content Warning: graphic violence, sexual content, and language*
With each tiny cut into her skin, Meagan's pain bleeds out of her body and into the world. But she controls the flow and the pain, the pain no longer controls her.
Until she loses control and her secret is discovered.
Soon, Meagan's habit spirals out of control and with each obstacle she crosses, she's forced to face the truth and her demons or lose her life to them.
IN THE REARVIEW is told through the unique format of Meagan's poems, journal entries, and narrative. It's a story of pain, heartbreak, healing, and hope - a journey of one teenager's journey through mental health.
If you like unique coming of age stories, a bit on the melancholy side, told in diverse ways, In the Rearview might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading way too late, and you may need a box of tissues nearby.
It appeals to lovers of teen and young adult fiction, poetry, literary fiction, fans of Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Cut by Patricia McCormick, and Amanda Lovelace.
*Content Warning: mental health, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm, abuse, and language*
But November has another secret that sets her apart from the other women vying for Finn’s heart. She’s bisexual. And surrounded by breathtaking women in skimpy dresses and lots of alcohol, she might be in trouble. When November meets Jesse Chase there’s an instant connection, so November does everything she can to be closer to Jesse as often as possible.
To stay on the show, November continues to go on dates with Finn, connecting with him more than her skeptical heart ever thought possible. After dates on camera, and time spent getting to know Jesse behind the scenes, she finds herself more and more unsure of who she really wants as her heart is pulled in two very different directions. While juggling both, November’s hoping that her confused heart will eventually open up and tell her who to choose.
Can love win November over, or will she end up on a plane home--alone--with neither of the people she’s falling in love with?
If you like steamy, contemporary romances with delicious twists and strong female characters, pop culture, and a little bit of romantic comedy in your sexy reads, then Betting On Love might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you up way too late reading just one more chapter.
It will appeal to lovers of love triangles, friends to lovers romances, fans of The Bachelor, Meg Cabot, Christina Lauren, and Becky Albertalli.
*Content Warning: sexual content of the hetero and LGBT variety, lots of it, alcohol use, and language*
Luckily she has Colton, her best friend, who agrees to go with her on the trip so she doesn’t have to feel like a fifth wheel. He makes her laugh, keeps her company, and it mostly doesn't bother Emma every time some chick flirts with Colton.
Because he’s her best friend. And she doesn't date friends.
Only with the abundance of sunshine, cocktails, and inside jokes...something starts to change. Everyone always joked that Colton secretly had a thing for Emma, but she always brushed it off. Until now. Now she’s wondering if she should break her own rules and chance it with Colton. The only thing that holds her back is the fear of losing him as a friend if their fling ends badly.
Can Emma figure out what she wants more - to follow her rules that keep her heart and friendships safe, or to chance it all on the man who’s pretty much her everything?
If you like romantic comedies with non-narrative elements like emails and twitter threads, and steamy scenes that will leave you hot and bothered, then Friend Zone might be your next favorite book. It'll keep you reading just one more page all night long, too excited to go to sleep.
It appeals to lovers of fun romantic plots, friends to lovers storylines, and vacation romances. Fans of pop culture, watchers of The Bachelor, and readers of Meg Cabot, Christina Lauren, and Becky Albertalli will also love this fun and steamy story!
*Content Warning: sexual content, and language*