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Why I Write...

People always ask, why do I write? That’s simple.

As a child, I can still remember crowding around our black and white television

with my brothers and sister, anxiously awaiting the annual Wizard of Oz movie.

I was petrified of the flying monkeys and the wicked witch’s scary face, and that voice, but I was perplexed by the narrator at the beginning when he told viewers the first half of the movie would look different than the second.

Ours never did—not until our black and white television died and our parents bought a colored one. (After much deliberation, I must add!)

Then, I understood. And that’s what writing has done for me; put the color in my life. It’s the gift I give myself, and it is the gift I wish to share with you… in full blown color.



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Pretending to be someone I’m not

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in authentic writing, author branding, belief in oneself, choices, Mary Campisi, motivation, perseverence, second chance, Uncategorized, writing, writing true | 0 comments

For years, when someone asked me what I wrote, I fidgeted, cleared my throat, and forced out the words, “I write romance and women’s fiction.” You can imagine the comments, the raised eyebrows, the little smirks...

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My Mother’s $125 Apple Pie

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in authentic writing, author branding, family life, family relationships, Mary Campisi, older parent, siblings | 0 comments

Yes, you read that right. I wrote an article about my mother’s $125 apple pie. And because I’m a middle child, would it not be fitting to tell you she made it for my oldest brother? The pecking order at work! In...

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My Mother and Technology

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in author branding, backstory, family relationships, family saga, Mary Campisi, older parent, sisters, women's fiction | 0 comments

My mother hates technology. She doesn’t have a cellphone, doesn’t have a...

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My Mother is a Character

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in contemporary fiction, family life, family relationships, family saga, Mary Campisi, older parent, Uncategorized, women's fiction | 6 comments

My mother is a character. No really, she is. She’s appeared in many of my...

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That Second Chance is coming to Magdalena

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, family relationships, family saga, new release, second chance, second chances, women's fiction | 0 comments

I love creating secondary characters—they can be so complicated and yet so...

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Simple Riches is only 99 cents! Limited Time Only.

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hello Reader Friends: Just taking a quick break from A Family Affair: Fall to...

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Thank you video to my readers

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in contemporary romance, family saga, new release, rescue dog, second chances, second chances, thank you, women's fiction | 0 comments

Hello: Here’s a special thank you video to my readers. Summer is coming...

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