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About mattiesmysteries

My book-writing history includes self-publishing three Mattie Mitchell Women's Humor Cozy mysteries. The most recent, "The Message," won the Pinnacle Award for Best in Category, Autumn - 2015. Mattie and wacky pal, Clare, two middle-aged "babes" keep me busy sharing their hilarious plots and plans, which leaves me little time for my mud-slinging pottery hobby. That reminds me―one of my future installments dubbed, "Mud-Pie Mayhem," will be forthcoming soon. Stay tuned!

For Better or for Worse

You’ve probably all heard the common complaint: “All I did was reach into a bathroom cabinet when I felt a sudden pain slash through my back.”  Or, “I was just getting up out of my chair when a jolt of … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Mattie by Mary A.Berger

Originally posted on Valerie Penny's Book Reviews:
I first read a novel by Mary A. Berger, The Message, last year and reviewed it here https://bookreviewstoday.info/2015/11/30/the-message-by-mary-a-berger/ . When the most recent edition of her first novel came out, I was…

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I’m Hot—He’s Cold!

Ever notice how even the smallest irritation can make you crazy?  I’m talking about the differences we share with our significant other.  Often these quirks are minor and barely worth your time . . . except when they rob you … Continue reading

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Mattie Mitchell: That darn near perfect amateur sleuth

Hi, all you Mattie followers.  Hope you didn’t think I had just up and disappeared from the face of the planet.  I haven’t, I assure you.  I’ve been doing some serious thinking about the next situation my slave-driver creator, Mary … Continue reading

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The Message: Newest Mattie Caper

I’m back! While my creator, Mary Berger, is pounding out further adventures about yours truly, I have to tell you about this latest caper she has me—and Clare—involved in.  In The Message, we’re volunteering at a local thrift shop. I’m … Continue reading

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They mean well, but . . .

Psst . . . Mattie here.  I’ve been eavesdropping.  (No—Really?)   I thought I’d share with you a few, ahem, “observations” of well-meaning, non-writers, whose remarks I just happened to overhear while my creator, Mary A. Berger, was promoting her books. … Continue reading

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On Grandpa’s Knee

“Tell me a story, Grandpa Charley.”  Those words take me back to the sweltering days of summer vacation, when my sister and I were kids, and there was nothing to do. Grandpa Charley to the rescue! My grandfather, Charles Henry … Continue reading

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