Mary D. Brooks Official Site

(C) 2001-2015 Mary D. Brooks / Illustrations by Lucia Nobrega
All rights reserved.

“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

Addicted To You – Eva and Zoe Music Video

Addicted to You – Eva and Zoe’s Theme Song
Music by Avicii, Illustrations by Lucia Nobrega
Created by MaryD

Latest Updates

Book 2

Book 2 Free Giveaway! Enter Now to Win Autographed Print Edition

To celebrate the re-release of Book 2: Where Shadows Linger in print, we have a giveaway planned! You can now enter to win an autographed copy of the book from Goodreads. Goodreads Book Giveaway Where Shadows Linger by Mary D. Brooks Giveaway ends September 01, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Related…


Zoe Theme Song: Addicted To You

My newsletter group had their first contest in July. It was to come up with a theme song for Zoe that fit her personality. Petra from Germany submitted the perfect song for Zoe. It’s called Addicted To You and it fits perfectly. Petra wins the $50 Amazon Gift Certificate! If you would like to join…


In the Blood of the Greeks and Awakenings Finalists In 2015 IAN Awards

I was quite chuffed this morning to receive an email from Independent Author Network IAN Awards. The Independent Author Network presents the 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards, an international contest open to the public with 18 fiction and non-fiction categories. Winners are eligible to receive a share of cash and prizes exceeding $10,000. An…


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:

Read more Updates here