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I was recently interviewed on Kathryn Gauci’s site about the upcoming anthology The Darkest Hour and my novella “Enemy at the Gate” which is included in the anthology and why I choose to write about WW2. Check it out! Thanks Kathryn!



Guest Blog by Author of “The War Nurses” and “Daughters of War” Lizzie Page
Posted on: 11th October 2018

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to start reading a new book called “The War Nurses” by Lizzie Page. This was soon after I finished my novel “Mabel of the Anzacs“. It’s also quite funny how Lizzie and I connected. I was looking at pictures of nurses and found two pics (one of […]



New Illustration of Eva Lambros by Lucia Nobrega
Posted on: 1st October 2018

A few weeks ago my facebook book club group discussed 1950’s glasses. Since my character, Eva Lambros, wears them to read we discussed the fashion of the time. There was one particular pair that everyone agreed was just ‘simply Eva’.  Lucia Nobrega set to work and created a new illustration of Eva with those glasses. […]



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Posted on: 20th September 2018



‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Book To Be Developed Into TV Drama Series
Posted on: 20th September 2018

The following is from Deadline:  The company, which is producing forthcoming Jenna Coleman-fronted BBC drama The Cry, won the hotly contest auction for the book, which was published by imprints Echo and Zaffre – part of Bonnier Books UK – in January 2018. The series is already in development and Synchronicity hopes that it will be […]



Ladies in Black – A New Movie Looking at 1950’s Australia
Posted on: 10th September 2018

I was listening to a radio interview on Sydney radio today with Noni Hazelhurst (I LOVE Noni) and she’s talking about her new movie “Ladies in Black” which is set in a department store in 1950’s Australia. Sounds like a fabulous movie and something I touch on my fiction series as well especially in my […]



New Art: A Special Someone To Grow Old With…
Posted on: 9th September 2018

A few days ago I saw this amazing photo of an older couple – a man and his girl on a bike with the words: “Growing old isn’t so bad when you have someone to grow old with that can hang on tight during hardest storms of life.” The words moved me and I mentioned […]



Nor The Battle to The Strong Finalist In 2018 Readers Favorite Awards!
Posted on: 4th September 2018

For immediate release: Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Nor The Battle To The Strong” by Mary D. Brooks in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0994476582. The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Readers’ Favorite is […]



How Crete Changed The Course of WW2
Posted on: 20th August 2018

Ref: Mabel of the Anzacs and the WW2 Cretan Resistance The Cretan Resistance caused significant damage to German morale and is likely one of the reasons why Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union was unsuccessful….



Interview: The Lesbian Talk Show: Being An Author, LGBTQ Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks
Posted on: 15th August 2018

I was recently interviewed by Sheena on The Lesbian Talk Show podcast. Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks The Lesbian Review Podcast In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip. Find out Why Mary D Brooks […]





SUBTEXT VIRTUAL SEASON 

The Subtext Virtual Season picks up from where Season 6 Episode 22: A Friend In Need Part 2 left off - Gabrielle finds a way to get Xena back, whole and alive. Featuring Xena Writer Melissa Good and artwork by Lucia Nobrega.

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18 October 2018

The Conqueror's Stone by DJWP (Conqueror / Alt)


I wasn't a big Conqueror story kind of gal and very few conqueror stories really interested me but when DJWP wrote this absolutely fantastic piece I was overjoyed. It's a brilliant piece It's a Xena and Conqueror story rolled into one..that is OUR present Xena and the Conqueror. Very interesting.

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6 September 2018
15 August 2018

I was interviewed on The Lesbian Review Podcast "The Lesbian Talk Show"

Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks
The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip.

Find out

  • Why Mary D Brooks thinks that fanfic is a great place for writers to start
  • How AUSXIP was born
  • Why the questions of being an ally was never a question

 

29 June 2018

Legends Legacy - #13 - Cupid's Arrow Alt by T. Novan Every parent's worse nightmare - their child grows up and dates. What happens when Xena and Gabrielle's daughter, the new Queen of the Amazons, falls in love (with a little help from Cupid and a stray arrow)? A rollicking good story.

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30 April 2018

Silences by Mayt

Lunacy's Review: One of the more moving hurt/comfort stories I've read in a while, Mayt's latest is a deeply emotional tale with very well-crafted, sophisticated characterizations and a particularly strong showing for the bard. Set just after a battle the two had been fighting in, the tale begins with Xena removing her badly hurt partner from the battlefield so she can minister to Gabrielle's injuries. When the bard finally awakens days later it is to a world of silence and a Xena growing more distant by the minute. Guilt-ridden and convinced Gabrielle would be better off without her, the warrior escorts the unsuspecting bard to the Amazons where her actions will forever change the course of their relationship bringing to the surface the dormant strength within the Amazon Queen and making the stubborn warrior realize just how desperately she needs her bard. Spanning a time period of several months, this story presents a fascinating challenge to the relationship and a treatment of our heroines that is refreshingly different. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

19 April 2018

This week's XIPPY Bard & Fanfic of the Week is split between three awesome bards: XWPFanatic, Tonya Muir and T. Novan - three heavyweights in the Xenaverse bards. Exposure is INCREDIBLE.

Exposure by XWPFanatic, T Muir & T. Novan
Uber Alt

This is a continuing series based on a look behind the scenes of news team. Two people come together - it's hate at first sight. Kelsey is a successful anchor woman ready for big things in the new biz and Harper is a hot shot, harley driving, reporter with alot of flair! Mix them together and you have one of the best teams since Xena and Gabrielle <g> I enjoyed this series from the first episode.

http://ausxip.com/exposure/episodes/episode1.html


MaryD's Fiction Updates



Interviewed on Kathryn Gauci’s Site About Upcoming The Darkest Hour Anthology
Posted on: 15th October 2018

I was recently interviewed on Kathryn Gauci’s site about the upcoming anthology The Darkest Hour and my novella “Enemy at the Gate” which is included in the anthology and why I choose to write about WW2. Check it out! Thanks Kathryn!



Guest Blog by Author of “The War Nurses” and “Daughters of War” Lizzie Page
Posted on: 11th October 2018

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to start reading a new book called “The War Nurses” by Lizzie Page. This was soon after I finished my novel “Mabel of the Anzacs“. It’s also quite funny how Lizzie and I connected. I was looking at pictures of nurses and found two pics (one of […]



New Illustration of Eva Lambros by Lucia Nobrega
Posted on: 1st October 2018

A few weeks ago my facebook book club group discussed 1950’s glasses. Since my character, Eva Lambros, wears them to read we discussed the fashion of the time. There was one particular pair that everyone agreed was just ‘simply Eva’.  Lucia Nobrega set to work and created a new illustration of Eva with those glasses. […]



Form Submission
Posted on: 20th September 2018



‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Book To Be Developed Into TV Drama Series
Posted on: 20th September 2018

The following is from Deadline:  The company, which is producing forthcoming Jenna Coleman-fronted BBC drama The Cry, won the hotly contest auction for the book, which was published by imprints Echo and Zaffre – part of Bonnier Books UK – in January 2018. The series is already in development and Synchronicity hopes that it will be […]



Ladies in Black – A New Movie Looking at 1950’s Australia
Posted on: 10th September 2018

I was listening to a radio interview on Sydney radio today with Noni Hazelhurst (I LOVE Noni) and she’s talking about her new movie “Ladies in Black” which is set in a department store in 1950’s Australia. Sounds like a fabulous movie and something I touch on my fiction series as well especially in my […]



New Art: A Special Someone To Grow Old With…
Posted on: 9th September 2018

A few days ago I saw this amazing photo of an older couple – a man and his girl on a bike with the words: “Growing old isn’t so bad when you have someone to grow old with that can hang on tight during hardest storms of life.” The words moved me and I mentioned […]



Nor The Battle to The Strong Finalist In 2018 Readers Favorite Awards!
Posted on: 4th September 2018

For immediate release: Readers’ Favorite recognizes “Nor The Battle To The Strong” by Mary D. Brooks in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0994476582. The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Readers’ Favorite is […]



How Crete Changed The Course of WW2
Posted on: 20th August 2018

Ref: Mabel of the Anzacs and the WW2 Cretan Resistance The Cretan Resistance caused significant damage to German morale and is likely one of the reasons why Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union was unsuccessful….



Interview: The Lesbian Talk Show: Being An Author, LGBTQ Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks
Posted on: 15th August 2018

I was recently interviewed by Sheena on The Lesbian Talk Show podcast. Being An Author, Ally & Starting AUSXIP with Mary D Brooks The Lesbian Review Podcast In this episode of The Lesbian Review Podcast Sheena is joined today by Mary D Brooks author, ally and founder of AusXip. Find out Why Mary D Brooks […]