Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Barnes & Noble Book Signings

Meet and greet me, and purchase your autographed copies of any of my six novels next week at local Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Gift-wrapping will be available at both stores. Here is the schedule for that last minute holiday shopping:

Saturday, December 20th at 1:00
Barnes & Noble
Oak Hollow Mall
906 Mall Loop Road
High Point, NC 27262

Sunday, December 21st at 1:00
Barnes & Noble
Friendly Center
3102 Northline Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27408

Happy Holidays To All My Readers!

You are my Christmas gift, this year and always. Without my readers I would not have continued to add chapters to my story as a writer, nor would the characters that I call friends live on my pages. Speaking of gifts, if you have another reader on your gift list this year, consider a book. If you order on this website before December 20th, I will be happy to gift-wrap your selection before shipping it out to its recipient.

Here's a little more about me and my story, as presented by Shelley Roupas at our local Fox 8 News affiliate. Thank you, Shelley, for helping me toot my horn!
This is still my favorite shot of may know her as Fella.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breaking Out Book Launch Event Invitation

The public is cordially invited to attend a book launch celebration event for Breaking Out, the sixth novel by Mary Flinn. The event will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Scuppernong Books, 304 South Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401. A book talk will begin at 6:30, followed by a book signing, and questions and answers. Light refreshments will be provided and beverages will be available for sale at the bar. Bring friends and enjoy an evening out in downtown Greensboro!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Teaser for upcoming book, Breaking Out, to be released in Fall 2014

Synopsis for Breaking Out

Dr. Susannah Brody, Magnolia Village’s only dermatologist, has treated every third person in the quaint little community. Still dealing with the loss of her second husband, with whom she converses on a daily basis, she dreads the upcoming separation she will face when her only child, eighteen-year-old Myers, will follow his dreams by attending a prestigious music school in Nashville, Tennessee in the fall.

Her loneliness is not helped by her sister dating her ex-husband and Myers’s father, Kent. After their marriage ended because Kent cheated on her, Susannah was lucky to find the love of her life in Stan Brody, only to lose him to a heart attack. Terrified at the prospect of dating and averse to being “fixed up” with undesirable men her age, introverted Susannah reminds her friends that she is not broken and does not need fixing.

Susannah’s attention quickly shifts away from herself when her best friend’s daughter, Casey French, goes missing. Casey is also Myers’s best friend, so Susannah wonders what he knows about the disappearance. Myers is a master at covering up his feelings after his parents’ traumatic divorce and his beloved stepfather’s death, so what is he not telling Susannah?

When Susannah’s neighbor, Detective Andrew Chase, becomes involved in the case, Susannah finds herself awkwardly thrown together with him. Chase is mired in the loss of his own spouse—Susannah’s former patient. While Susannah and Chase find some comfort in sharing their mutual grief with each other, will they be able to put their feelings aside in time to find Casey French? And could this potential tragedy be just what Susannah needs to break out of the ties that bind her?

Check back in September to see when and where the book launch will happen! 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Read North Carolina Novels review is in!

By Eileen McGrath, April 11, 2014

Mary Flinn. The Nest. New York: Aviva Publishing, 2013.

nestA nest, yes, but whose nest?
With retirement on the horizon, her daughters out of the house, and her husband traveling for business, Cherie Johnson was looking forward to enjoying the freedom and peace of being an empty-nester.  But all that changes in a single week when her older daughter, Hope, moves home after her boyfriend announces that he is moving to Italy without her.  Hope has studied to be an art teacher, but in the down economy, she can’t get a teaching job.  She gets by–barely–by working in a high-end dress shop and bartending.  Cherie has adjusted to Hope’s situation, but she is unprepared when her husband, Dave, becomes another casualty of the economy.  After twelve years as a sales representative, a corporate restructuring leaves Dave without a job.  Dave could go to his mother, who heads a furniture manufacturing company, but neither he nor Cherie want to do that.  Instead, Dave sends out resumes, checks employment websites, and handles the household chores–including training the little Papillon puppy that Hope brought home with her.  Dave juggles this all pretty well for the first month or two, until his fruitless job search takes its toll on his spirits.
At least Cherie and Dave’s daughter Wesley is doing well.  She is about to finish her nursing degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, and she has just become engaged to a nice fellow who has a good job with Apple.  But with the cost of a wedding now on the horizon, Cherie realizes that she must put off retirement.  At least she has coworkers who lift her spirits and gently offer advice–and so does Hope.  In chapters that alternate between Cherie and Hope’s perspective, readers learn how each woman thinks and grows, and how the family rights itself.  As in Mary Flinn’s other books, The Nest includes a network of family and friends populated by well drawn characters.  Readers will be both exasperated and charmed by Dave’s mother, Toots, and it’s a testament to Flinn’s generosity that even Hope’s self-absorbed boyfriend Liam is not wholly dislikable.
Check this title’s availability in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library catalog.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Romance Reviews Turns Three!

The Romance Reviews is having their third anniversary celebration! Visit their website: and enter a book giveaway to win your copy of The Nest. March 22 will be the date to view the Q and A on The Nest so you can enter to win!
Over 450 authors are participating and over 450 prizes will be given away during the month of March! Check it out!