Laydeez and Gentlemen, It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce some information I recently
stole, borrowed from my very good friend, Indie Author S.R.Mallery.
Currently her books have been given new covers and are being re-presented to you, the discerning public. Actually the road to this point has been quite long so without further ado allow me to present the lady herself and her works of art.
Author S R Mallory.
S.R. Mallery has worn various hats in her life.First, a classical/pop singer/composer, she moved on to the professional world of production art and calligraphy.
Next came a long career as an award winning quilt artist/teacher and an ESL/Reading instructor.
Her short stories have been published in descant 2008, Snowy Egret, Transcendent Visions, The Storyteller, and Down In the Dirt.
- Sewing can be Dangerous
The eleven long short stories in “Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads” combine history, mystery, action and/or romance, and range from drug trafficking using Guatemalan hand-woven wallets, to an Antebellum U.S. slave using codes in her quilts as a message system to freedom; from an ex-journalist and her Hopi Indian maid solving a cold case together involving Katchina spirits, to a couple hiding Christian passports in a comforter in Nazi Germany; from a wedding quilt curse dating back to the Salem Witchcraft Trials, to a mystery involving a young seamstress in the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; from a 1980’s Romeo and Juliet romance between a rising Wall Street financial ‘star’ and an eclectic fiber artist, to a Haight-Asbury love affair between a professor and a beautiful macramé artist gone horribly askew, just to name a few.
Can we learn from our ancestral past? Do our relatives’ behaviors help mold our own? In “Unexpected Gifts” that is precisely what happens to Sonia, a confused college student, heading for addictions and forever choosing the wrong man. Searching for answers, she begins to read her family’s diaries and journals from America’s past: the Vietnam War, Woodstock, and Timothy Leary era; Tupperware parties, McCarthyism, and Black Power; the Great Depression, dance marathons, and Eleanor Roosevelt; the immigrant experience and the Suffragists. Back and forth the book journeys, linking yesteryear with modern life until finally, by understanding her ancestors’ hardships and faults, she gains enough clarity to make some right choices.
Tales to Count On.
Curl up and enter the eclectic world of S. R. Mallery,
where sad meets bizarre and deception meets humor; where history meets revenge and magic meets gothic.
Whether it’s 500 words or 5,000, these “Tales To Count On”,
which include a battered women’s shelter, childhood memories, Venetian love, magic photographs, PTSD, sisters’ tricks, WWII spies, the French Revolution, evil vaudevillians, and celebrity woes, will remind you that in the end,
nothing is ever what it seems.
I’m sure I can trust your good judgement to visit Amazon to see the reviews before you buy and enjoy these amazingly warm books. Just knock three times and tell ’em Daud sent you.