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Left Coast Crime 2016Maybe you didn’t make it to Left Coast Crime 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have a swag bag.

Take a look, the bag itself is perfect as a gym bag or as a book bag. Or whatever else you have in mind. Inside you’ll find a few swags and 3 books, 2 paperbacks and one hardcover. US only for this one. Sorry.

Click on the link and enter to win the Giveaway

Cheers to the Literary Acro-Cats!

A-Cat-to-Die-ForSmallAcro-Cats CEH, Samantha Martin, is honored to be recognized on the dedication page of the new book titled A Cat To Die For by Maria Grazia Swan. The dedication reads: “This book was inspired by two extraordinary women dedicated to helping to improve the life of animals, cats in particular.

Samantha Martin is the founder and master trainer for Acro-Cats. If you’re not familiar with the project, these are cats trained to perform in circus like acts. Keep in mind we are talking cats. I know what you’re thinking; cats – trained – perform, all in the same sentence? Absolutely and that what makes it so unique. And it’s all done to help other cats in need. Here is the website where you can find the schedule of their coming appearances through the United States:

An overview of the book:
Mina Calvi’s new Furry Friends Foundation is a dream come true for the formerly footloose young woman. Her no-kill shelter rescues and places dogs and cats into new forever homes, and it gives Mina a purpose in life.

But changes are looming on a perfect Sunday afternoon at the Dana Point Marina where she is minding the adoption booth.

Find out what happens next.  A blend of mystery and adventure, A Cat To Die For retails for $11.00.

Purchasing information can be found here: More Info on A Cat to Die For

“Best in Show” Available for Pre-Order 9/22/15

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Local Author Maria Grazia Swan visits downtown Phoenix high school class
by Mary Anzur of the Examiner

Local author Maria Grazia Swan visited a downtown Phoenix Creative Writing class Monday afternoon. With copies of her best-selling novels, including titles from her Mina’s Adventure series and Lella York series, Grazia Swan imparted her writing wisdom upon the eager ears of 10 seniors at ASU Preparatory Academy. Grazia Swan shared her experiences in publishing — both with publishing houses and on her own — and what it was like to get her books ranked on Amazon.

Students fired questions at her: “How long do you write each day?” “Does writing feel like work to you?” “What did you do before you were a writer?” Grazia Swan kindly responded to all of their questions with enthusiasm and told stories of growing up in Italy,…
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Featured Author: Maria Grazia Swan
by Amy Metz of A Blue Million Books

I’m happy to tell you about Italian Summer, book #3 from Maria Grazia Swan’s psychological romantic suspense series, Mina’s Adventures. Book #1 is Love Thy Sister, and book #2 is Bosom Bodies. Check them out, as well as Gemini Moon, Maria’s first book in a new series, published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. Hot tip: the Kindle version of Gemini Moon is currently on sale for .99! You’re welcome! But first, read my interview with Maria and an excerpt from Italian Summer…
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Maria Grazia Swan—an Italian-born rolling stone
by Terry Ambrose of the The San Diego Examiner

Write what you know goes the adage. That’s just what Maria Grazia Swan does and in this interview, the Italian-born writer talks about what inspired her to write and how the death of her best friend influenced her writing.
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Giornale di VI article  January 2015

Giornale di VI article Jonna Maria Grazia Jan 2015

A Perfect Murder Mystery Setting
by Sean Robb, Dana Point Times