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North Carolina Authors Donating New Books to The Fisher House
Mary Flinn, Jane Tesh, and Laura Wharton Providing Books to Families of Vets
“We wanted to do something to show our support for veterans and their families,” explained Wharton, whose father, Dr. Donald L. Spanton, served in Korean War and retired as a Lt. Colonel for the U.S. Army. “The Fisher House organization provides a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment. We hope our books will provide a bit of entertainment for those staying at a Fisher House.”
Greensboro-based author Mary Flinn writes contemporary romance novels set in picturesque locations of Valley Crucis and Nags Head. Mt. Airy-based Jane Tesh writes murder mysteries filled with humor and quirky characters set in a fictitious small town in the state, and Laura Wharton writes historical adventures with a nautical flair for adults and children’s mysteries that she pens with the input of children. Wharton also lives in Mt. Airy, North Carolina.
The authors’ books include contemporary romance, mysteries, historical adventures, and children’s mysteries co-written with children.
About the Participating Authors
Mary Flinn: A native of North Carolina, award-winning author Mary Flinn long ago fell in love with her state’s mountains and its coast, creating the backdrops for her series of novels, ‘The One,’ ‘Second Time’s a Charm,’ ‘Three Gifts’, and ‘A Forever Man.’ With degrees from both the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and East Carolina University, Flinn recently retired from her career as a speech pathologist in the NC public schools to focus solely on writing. Flinn received the Reader Views Literary Awards 2012 Reviewers’ Choice honorable mention in the romance category for ‘A Forever Man.’ First Place Award for Romance Novel in the Reader Views 2011 Literary Book Awards, as well as the Pacific Book Review Best Romance Novel of 2011 went to ‘Three Gifts’. ‘Second Time’s a Charm,’ also released in 2011, won an Honorable Mention in the Reader Views Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Learn more at http://www.theonenovel.com/
Jane Tesh: Jane, a retired media specialist, lives in Mt. Airy, N.C. She is currently the music director for the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Mt. Airy’s community theater. She has published over 30 plays for children in Plays Magazine, and one of her plays was chosen for a Harcourt Brace English textbook. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin mysteries, ‘A Case of Imagination,’
Laura Wharton: Laura’s latest novel is one that her 11-year-old son Will Wharton has co-written. The second novel for children in the Mystery at the Lake House series, ‘The Mermaid’s Tale’ is geared toward children ages 6-12, and features a real-life mermaid. (Mermaid Linden of Mermaids in Motion is often called upon by the Make a Wish Foundation and other organizations to bring cheer to sick and healing children.) For more information about ‘The Mermaid’s Tale’and the other Mystery at the Lake House books, visit http://www.JockAveryAdventures.com. For information on Laura’s award-winning historical adventures for adults and young adults, visit http://www.LauraWhartonBooks.com. Laura lives with her family in North Carolina. She is the author of the award-winning pirate story, ‘The Pirate’s Bastard’, and ‘Leaving Lukens,’ a compelling coming of age tale of intrigue, adventure, and historical fiction set in 1942 around North Carolina’s coastal regions near New Bern and Oriental. This novel was named Reviewer’s Choice by the prestigious The Midwest Book Review and was named a B.R.A.G. Award Honoree.
All books are available in paperback or in e-book formats for every kind of e-reader, and the authors are available for interviews. For more information about this project, contact Laura@LauraWhartonBooks.com.
Laura S. Wharton