Author S.R.Mallery

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.

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
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.

Unexpected Gifts.

Unexpected Gifts.

 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.

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.


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30 responses to “Author S.R.Mallery

  1. Love the reviews, David. Love the covers as well. Must add to my TBR list. These all sound like my cup of tea. ❤

  2. Great covers for sure. And such a creative life the author has led. Must certainly help with her fiction!

  3. I loved ‘Sewing Can Be Dangerous…’ and have a copy of ‘Unexpected Gifts’. Everything I see a post about Sarah I bump it up so hopefully I’ll get to it soon. And then I’ll get Tales to Count on…And I also keep thinking that I’ve always wanted a proper quilt.

    • Time to get the sewing kit out Olga though perhaps best for the long Winter evenings as you’re far too busy writing and entertaining us at the moment.
      xxx Humongous Hugs xxx

    • Thank you so much, Olga, for the comment and ALL that you do for us authors! As for quilts, they were my life for so long–now I look at the intricate machine quilting I did on them and think, “Wow. How did I DO that?” LOL

  4. How wonderful to see this post. I’m a big fan of Sarah’s stories and only recently reviewed her “Tales To Count On.”
    Happy Wednesday to you both. 🙂

  5. Silver Threading

    Thank you, David! I am a huge fan of Sarah’s writing and wish I could write as well as she does. Captivating covers for fabulous books! ❤

  6. This is a lovely introduction to S.R. — thank you David. I like how she has worked sewing into her tales. My granny used to make quilts. Not like the beautiful ones quilters buy special fabrics for today. To her, they were a sort of utility. You didn’t waste so much as a scrap from a worn out shirt. She made scrap quilts, completely hand sewn and hand quilted. Those quilts told stories! That’s why I like that SR has sewn sewing into her stories. Hugs to you both.

    • So many Hugs back to you Teagan. What wonderful stories your granny’s quilts would have been able to tell from all the pieces used to create them.Utilitarian doesn’t mean boring.
      Have a wonderful rest of the Week.

    • Teagan, thanks for the comment. Actually, I had my own business for a while called “Memento Quilts,” where I had people give me their cherished clothing and I would incorporate them into quilts, including buttons, bows, ribbons, zippers, etc etc. Loved how the pioneer women did this instead of going out to the local quilting store and buying brand new fabrics.


  8. Good reviews, David. They sound like such interesting topics. She must have had a wide variety of experiences and read widely. Well done. 🙂

  9. I love these covers, David, and the stories sound so interesting. What an intriguing life she has had (and also very talented!)

  10. Great reviews – I’m inspired to read Sewing Can Be Dangerous and Other Small Threads now. Are we affected by our ancestral past? Yes, I think so, our relatives can weave their own thread through our lives too. Brilliant post.

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