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Mary Stanton's Book Tour Schedule for
June 02, 2009
of a Bookish Kitty:
Author Interview (post
Reader Discussion: Book
June 03, 2009
Ahoy: Author Guest Post (post
June 04, 2009
Ruth: Author Interview (post
June 05, 2009
Book Corner: Book
• Mystery Books
Guest Post (post
June 06, 2009
Musings: Author Interview (post
I'm Reading: Book
• Mystery Books
Guest Post (post
Angel's Advocate: A Beaufort and
attorney Brianna "Bree"
Winston-Beaufort is back to business unusual at Beaufort &
Company. With her most peculiar (a.k.a. “dead”)
clientele and her
anything-but-angelic staff, Bree finds that money’s a bit
Beaufort & Company. After all, while the dead certainly need
Bree’s help in appealing to a higher court, they’re
not exactly paying
Bree finally lands a case to help pay the bills when she is hired to
represent Lindsey Chandler, a spoiled teenager accused of stealing a
Girl Scout’s cookie money. But this isn’t exactly a
case of petty
theft, since Lindsey allegedly tried to run over said Girl Scout with
her Hummer. And if that weren’t bad enough, Lindsey is
remorseful, making this case – and Bree, by association
– the talk of
To her dismay, Bree soon finds that Lindsay’s deceased
millionaire Probert Chandler, also needs her help to prove that his
death was no accident.
Caught between defending the living and the dead, Bree finds herself in
extraordinary circumstances. But this time, Bree finds some
extraordinary danger along the way.
Will Bree finally learn how to make a living off the living? Or will
the cases of this unsavory father/daughter duo lead Bree –
& Company – to a dead end?
Enter to Win a Copy of Angel's
to Debbie of Maryville (TN) who won a copy of Angel's Advocate
after visiting Bookish
About the Author
Photo courtesy Mary Stanton.
Stanton has been writing
professionally most of
her adult life. Born in Florida, Mary grew up in Japan and Hawaii, and
came to the continental U.S. to attend undergraduate school. She
attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and received a B.A.
in philosophy and literature from the University of Minnesota. She
dropped out of law school and a master’s program in rehab
starting to write full-time, Mary held a number of jobs, including a
nightclub singer as part of Sheik’s Singing Sextette, a
examiner for Social Security, an insurance claims adjuster, and a copy
writer. In 1985, Mary founded a marketing communications firm
which was sold to Hutchins, Young & Rubicam. She left
business in 1994 to write full time.
Mary’s career as a fiction
writer began with the publication of her first novel, The Heavenly
Horse from the Outermost West, in 1984. A beast fable similar in tone
and theme to Watership Down, The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West
was published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. The
sequel to that novel, Piper at the Gates, appeared in 1989.
sold her first mystery to The Berkley Publishing Group in 1994, and has
since published three series with them under the nom de plume Claudia
Bishop. In all, Mary has written twenty mystery novels, two adult
fantasy novels, eleven novels for middle-grade readers, including the
successful series, The Unicorns of Balinor. In addition, Mary has
written three scripts for a television cartoon series, Princess
Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders, and edited three short story
A member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in
Crime, and the International Association of Crime Writers, Mary is
married to Robert J. Stanton, and has three stepchildren: John Robert
Stanton, Harry Cole Stanton, and Julie Stanton Schwartz.
Mary Stanton divides her time between an 850-head goat farm in upstate
New York and West Palm Beach, Florida. Her
website is MaryStanton.com.