Writing about the mystery of life and adventures of human experience in all its complexity is a passion for me. The adventures of Hope Elizabeth (Beth) Lawrence are based on my life, fictionalized (of course) because as Tom Spanbauer often said, "Fiction is the lie that tells the truth truer."
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"She came to me a skillful writer, able to write a smart sentence, but now she has embodied Dangerous Writing and has developed a particular voice of her own. Liz [Mary Taylor] has an insight into human nature.
~ Tom Spanbauer, Author, Teacher of Dangerous Writing
”Mary’s style is unique as she captures deep raw emotions in a way that engages you as a reader, and helps you understand the fears and insecurities of this young girl trying to navigate life.” ~ Shelley C. Wagner
“The author writes in a way that instantly draws you into each scene. I actually felt like I was the main character sometimes. I felt what Beth felt and feel like I actually saw what she saw.…a truly gifted author.” ~ Dana Rittenberry
“The author’s writing pulls you in emotionally and gives you insights into not only the intimate thoughts of the young girl, but the often unintentional emotional impact of the actions/inactions of those around her.” ~ Joy Willing
“You will find yourself rooting for the young Beth as she deals with the ups and downs of life and strong personalities all around her. I particularly enjoyed the author's writing style and her use of humor and emotion to tell this story.” ~ Bill Wixted
“…beautifully written with evocative imagery that pulls you in." ~ Sinead
“… a wonderful new voice. The writing is impactful, evocative, and authentic. There’s something relatable and accessible for all readers.” ~ Jon Christopher
“...allowed me to instantly build a connection to the main character.” ~ Amy
“…beautifully captures the vulnerable perspective of a young girl making sense of her world. Evocative and compelling, this story will get you thinking about the emotional imprints of your own childhood experiences.”
~ Maya Frost, Author, The New Global Student
Paris France, New Year's Day 2005
Photo Credit: Dan K.