Mary D. Brooks Official Site

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“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or
even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

Welcome to my official site. Thanks for stopping by!

This is the place to discover more about my novels, short stories and the amazing illustrations of my friend Lucia Nobrega. You won’t get a lot of info about me other than about my work (I’m a shy writer…we tend to be introverts).

In addition to being a writer, I’m a web designer and artist. I’m the owner of AUSXIP.com – one of the longest running Xena sites online (born in 1996) and owner of AUSXIP Publishing – stories that inspire, strengthen and motivate. When I’m not writing, I’m creating art or designing new sites (and occasionally sleep…I hear that’s good for you). As the quote above from Helen Keller says, the most beautiful things in the world must be felt with the heart. I hope to touch the heart of my readers; make them feel and fall in love with my characters. I hope you enjoy the fruits of my labors.

At the moment I’m writing the Intertwined Souls Series.

Book 6: Brave Hearts Dare

New Release:

Book 5: No Good Deed

Where To Purchase: United States *  UK  *  Australia

Latest Updates


New Illustration: Zoe Writing In Her Journal

Here’s another gorgeous illustration of Zoe by Lucia as she writes in her journal. This was created as part of the Zoe Journal series “Jumping Off The Cliff”   This was originally posted on the Intertwined Souls Series Page http://intertwinedsouls.nextchapter.net/lucianobrega/illustrations-misc/ Original Source:


Zoe’s Journal: December 08, 1944

Added a new entry to Zoe’s Journal along with some artwork for December 08, 1944   This was originally posted on the Intertwined Souls Series Page http://www.nextchapter.net/zoejournal/december-08-1944/ Original Source:


Zoe’s Journal: November 21, 1944

Larissa, Greece I’m writing again. It’s been a long time since I wrote. Writing down the schedule of when the German troops changed guard doesn’t count. Or does it? Probably not. Father Haralambos always said that writing down your thoughts can clear your mind. How? I have no idea but I’m going try it again…


Zoe’s Journal: October 19, 1947

The events in this journal entry take place during Book 2: Where Shadows Linger. Sydney, Australia I love somebody, yes, I do…I can’t get that song right out of my head. Gorgeous face, six feet tall, and her picture’s on my wall. Love to be her baby doll…I think I just mangled that song, but I…


Zoe’s Journal: December 6, 1944

Larissa, Greece Greeks are fighting Greeks. When will this insanity end? Papandreou has blood on his hands. Today we got word that Apostolos died in the madness in the Athens protest. He died like a dog in the street. Damn those fucking bastards for killing a good man. I grieved for my friend; he went…

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