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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 | 0 comments

My Mother is a Character

My mother is a character. No really, she is. She’s appeared in many of my books—a comment here, a drop of wisdom there, and always, always an opinion. But it wasn’t until one of her church friends commented on the similarities between my mother and Simple Riches’ Stella Androvich, that Mom asked me about it. We live more than two hundred miles away from each other, so the phone provides our daily, sometimes twice daily connection. “My friends say I’m that Stella lady in your book.” “You mean, Stella from Simple Riches? Um,” I say into the...

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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

That Second Chance is coming to Magdalena

I love creating secondary characters—they can be so complicated and yet so very intriguing. I’ve often wondered how they’d react if they were given the opportunity for their own story. Well, the opportunity has arrived! I plan to introduce people from That Second Chance Series to A Family Affair’s Magdalena, New York, starting with Simple Riches’ “Bad Boy”, Michael Androvich and “Good Girl”, Elise Pentani. They’ll both appear in A Family Affair: Winter, which is not going to make them one bit happy, seeing as they’d rather live in different...

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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 let you know that Simple Riches, Book 3 of That Second Chance Series, is on sale for the first time ever! Heartache, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption, all wrapped up and waiting for you. If you enjoyed the small town sense of community and caring in A Family Affair (Truth in Lies Series) you’ll experience that same coziness in Simple Riches. Only 99 cents until May 14th. Enjoy! Amazon http://amzn.to/1gltccw i-Books http://bit.ly/1fPdARW Nook...

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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

Thank you video to my readers

Hello: Here’s a special thank you video to my readers. Summer is coming tomorrow…that’s A Family Affair: Summer, Book Three in the Truth in Lies Series! (The video is on my Amazon Author page about halfway down on the right side) http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Campisi/e/B001KI0J7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 Mary

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Snippets from A Family Affair: Summer and pre-order on iBooks

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, family saga, new release, second chances | 2 comments

Snippets from A Family Affair: Summer and pre-order on iBooks

Hi Everyone: Happy Monday! Before I forget, A Family Affair: Summer, Book Three in the Truth in Lies Series, is available for pre-order on iBooks. Here’s the link. Sorry it’s not available for pre-order on Amazon, B&N, or Kobo, but you’ll still be able to buy it April 1st! Now for the good stuff – here are a few ‘Snippets from A Family Affair: Summer.’ From Lily’s perspective…she’s in Chicago and about to enter Christine’s old house… Lily ignored her brother and smiled at...

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New release reminder and Mary Campisi on Facebook

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in contemporary fiction, family saga, new release, women's fiction | 0 comments

New release reminder and Mary Campisi on Facebook

Hi Everyone: As I finish my last round of edits and prepare for a final read of A Family Affair: Summer, I wanted to make sure everyone knew the following: I have a new release sign up on my website – www.marycampisi.com. You can sign up for new release notifications and I think once you do that, you might receive a ‘one time’ option to sign up for sale notifications. If you do that and I have a book that goes on sale, you’ll be notified. The big thing is to make sure you’ve signed up for new release...

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Release date for A Family Affair: Summer

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, family relationships, family saga, second chances, secret family, women's fiction | 6 comments

Release date for A Family Affair: Summer

Hello Everyone: Finally, finally, FINALLY, I have a release date for A Family Affair: Summer! But that’s not all – I’ve got a cover and a description, too! I am beyond excited and can’t wait for you to get back to Magdalena and see what your favorite and maybe not-so-favorite characters are up to… April 1st is the date and there will be a pre-order on i-books. (Wish it were available as a pre-order on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo, but sadly, it is not.) Still, this will not slow down your ability to get the book...

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The Story behind The Butterfly Garden: That Second Chance Series Book 6: siblings, pecking order, and finding your true self

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in belief in oneself, family life, family relationships, Mary Campisi, second chances, siblings, sisters | 0 comments

The Story behind The Butterfly Garden: That Second Chance Series Book 6: siblings, pecking order, and finding your true self

Siblings? Pecking order? Finding your true self? Oh, this was an easy piece to write… I am the third child in a family of four—two older brothers and a younger sister, all born in less than six years. Our family wasn’t wealthy, as a matter of fact, we were much less than wealthy, though we never knew it. We thought sharing a bed was normal, and a bathroom, and a closet, and clothes…as for entertainment, well, there was only one mother in the neighborhood who had a car and it wasn’t for carting kids around to play dates. We spent our...

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A special thank you to my readers

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in authentic writing, backstory, contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, Family lies, family life, family relationships, family saga, inspiration, Mary Campisi, secret family, secret life, thank you, women's fiction, writing true | 14 comments

A special thank you to my readers

The Story Behind the Story and a special thank you to my readers: I never intended to write a sequel to A Family Affair, let alone a series. For me, the story was done and I moved on to my next book. Readers had a different idea. I began to receive emails, Facebook comments, and blog posts, asking to know more about these characters. Did Nate and Christine marry? What about Harry and Greta? And heavens, did Gloria Blacksworth ever get her comeuppance? The correspondence from readers requesting more was heartfelt and humbling, and yet, turning...

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Mini excerpt from A Family Affair: Spring

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in family life, family relationships, family saga, siblings, sisters, women's fiction | 23 comments

Mini excerpt from A Family Affair: Spring

As the days for A Family Affair: Spring, Book Two in the Truth in Lies series draw closer, I thought I’d post a mini excerpt from the book. This one isn’t edited yet, but you’ll get the feel of it as Harry tried to dig himself out of trouble…he is such a messed up but lovable character! See what you think… Harry stood outside of Greta’s tiny house and studied his list. Who knew spilling your guts could be confined to a 3×5 lined note card? Not him, that was for sure. But here he was, a fool in a gray suit...

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