Author Archives: Mary Rowen

About Mary Rowen

My two published novels, LEAVING THE BEACH (a 2016 IPPY Award winner) and LIVING BY EAR, focus on music and following your passions. A new novel called IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY is due out in September, 2020. I live in the Boston area with my family and pets.

COVID-19 Cannot Cancel Earth Day

Regardless of where you live, your life has almost certainly been drastically affected by COVID-19. Whether you’ve fallen ill, lost one or more loved ones, lost a job, have begun working or studying from home, and/or lost countless hours of … Continue reading

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LIVING BY EAR–3rd Time Charm

After I “finished” writing Living by Ear in 2012, I “self-published” it in 2013. Little did I know that LBE was not complete. And “self-published” was far from an accurate term, because so many amazing people were involved in that … Continue reading

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A New Day for LEAVING THE BEACH

Readers, I have some exciting news to share: after being out of print for almost three years, my novel Leaving the Beach is available once more, thanks to the wonderful people at Evolved Publishing. Leaving the Beach took an unplanned vacation … Continue reading

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What’s That Book? Leaving the Beach by Mary Rowen

Originally posted on Book Club Mom:
Title:  Leaving the Beach Author:  Mary Rowen Genre: Fiction Rating:  4 stars What’s it about?  The story of Erin Reardon and her search for happiness. Told in the first person and set in the…

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Where Would You #Read, If You Could Read Anywhere?

I was a tomboy as a kid. It was the 1970s, and my neighborhood friends and I played outdoors whenever we could. My grass-stained knees and shins were usually dirty and covered in scrapes and bruises; I adored all the … Continue reading

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Two Oars Cutting the Water

Originally posted on tin hats:
(Dedicated to Teresa and Marshall.) I have never loved until now.  For years the word scarcely escaped my lips.  Women would wait and still they waited until I was no more.  In my family I…

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GUEST POST BY DANE COBAIN—VANITY SEARCHES: AN AUTHOR’S BEST FRIEND

Today, I’m pleased to welcome Dane Cobain back to my blog. Dane’s an independent UK poet, musician, and storyteller with a passion for language and learning. He also enjoys reviewing books and sharing tips to assist people in their writing … Continue reading

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Why the Women’s Marches Were So Important

My daughter and I decided to go to the Women’s March in D.C. almost as soon as we learned of its existence. But just a day or two later, I found out that plans for the event weren’t going smoothly. … Continue reading

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March If You Want To. Wear What You Like.

C’mon, people. Haven’t we had enough division already? So please, if you’re concerned about Trump and his attitudes toward women and women’s rights, stop saying divisive, disparaging things about the Women’s March on Washington. I understand that the March got … Continue reading

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Music Tuesday! Guest Post by Julie M. Casey–Vintage Jazz and Blues: A New Orleans Treasure

Dear readers, Music Tuesday has been on vacation for a while, but it’s back this week with a terrific piece by American writer and poet Julie M. Casey. You can learn more about Julie in her bio below, but first, … Continue reading

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