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Prequel Novelette Published on Amazon

Hello fans, I’ve decided to publish my prequel novelette on Amazon.  I had been giving it away as a prize, but some people had trouble downloading or using the ebook apps or pdf readers, so I decided to bite the bullet and publish it.  I think you’ll find it provides more insight into Jesus’s “Chuy’s” […]

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Where were you twenty years ago?

  I wrote this in 2011, ten years after 9/11.  The America of 2021 is indeed a product of those attacks and the actions taken over the next few years.  Our bluster and sense of invincibility led us to act on our own when others balked at first and then were alienated by our administration’s […]

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“If you Build it, He will Come

    Being born, raised, and educated in Iowa, I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for the movie “Field of Dreams.” I played pretty much all levels of amateur baseball through a semi-pro league there. I once batted a thousand over a three game tournament without hitting the ball out of the […]

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Announcing …

For those of you in and around Las Cruces, my writing group is hosting a book signing event at the local Courtyard by Marriott.  

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Character Development – Morris Wohlgemuth

  I love developing characters.  Morris Wohlgemuth is a historical character in my book although there is little written about him.  In “The Mesilla” I adapted what I could find about him into a minor villain  in the story about Bronco Sue’s life.  The only historic record of he and Sue being associated came from […]

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My interview on KRWG-FM

Click here to listen to the recording of Emily Guerra’s Puentes interview with me that is playing today on our local NPR affiliate KRWG-FM.

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Shifting gears away from marketing mode

It’s been an eventful and fast-moving nearly two months since I published “The Mesilla – The Two Valleys Saga.” My time has been taken with setting up my marketing platform – consisting of a Facebook Author page, a Mailerlite email building and newsletter application, this website, an Amazon Author page, a Goodreads page, a Linkedin […]

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It’s not too late to join me in my Author Takeover

Tomorrow, June 14, I will be conducting an Author Takeover on The Historical Fiction Club’s Facebook page.  There’s still time to join in and learn some interesting facts about me and my writing. https://www.thehistoricalfictionpress.com/post/author-takeover-with-mary-armstrong-author-of-the-mesilla

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Farming in the Chile Capital of the World

This method of farming/irrigating was championed by Fabian Garcia in the late 1880s. It was originally suggested for chile fields but has become the standard for other crops as well. Fabian is a historic character in my second book in the Two Valleys Saga series. I hope to publish it this fall.

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Here I am!

I know, I know, you’ve been looking all over for me … no? Well, you’ve been thinking about looking all over for me … maaaybe? Anyway, you’ve found me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I can’t offer you coffee, tea or tequila, but if you stay tuned, there’ll be some freebies coming your […]

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