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Zoe’s Promise Radio Play Up For Chatty Award!

Oh Lookee here! I’m up for a Chatty Award for my Radio Play “Zoe’s Promise” Go listen! Pump up the listens (pump up the stats? I dunno, just go and listen to a really fun play. It’s Zoe at her zany best)! Zoe’s Promise Play can be found here:...

On the 11th Day, of the 11th Month in the 11th Hour – We Will Remember Them

Today is Remembrance Day. The 11th Day of the 11th Month on the 11th hour the guns fell silent. The end of the WW1 carnage ended. Lest We Forget these young men and women who answered the call to serve. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years...

Greece Wants €288bn For Damages Under Nazi Occupation

Greece reiterates claim of €288bn for damages under Nazi occupation Athens says destruction played major part in delaying Greece’s development as modern state. Greece says it will pursue its quest for second world war damages and repayment of a loan forcibly extracted during Nazi occupation with...

Jewish Photographer Who Captured The Rise of Nazism

Terror in focus: the Jewish photographer who captured the rise of Nazism Roman Vishniac is famous for his images of Berlin in the 1930s, as swastikas began to creep on to the streets. But did their sacred status overshadow the brilliance of his later work? In 1920, Roman Vishniac and his new bride...

The Darkest Hour Anthology Now Available For Pre-Order

I have some great news to report. I’ve been working on a novella called “Enemy At The Gate”. The novella takes place in Greece in 1941 and follows Zoe Lambros in the first year of occupation. It’s part of a 10 author anthology and all the stories are about resistance during...

New Illustration by Lucia Nobrega: Zoe and Her Motorcycle Mabel

This is Zoe and her motorbike Mabel. Original Photography was by Derek Cutting from Firemate Photographics – when I saw his image of his war bike (LOVE that bike) and his model, it screamed Zoe at me. Well Lucia decided to recreate it for me and it’s AMAZING. Yes I have a desire to...

WW2 Denmark: A Nazi Saves Jewish Tailor…

A Jewish tailor was advised to flee Denmark in 1943 by a German client. But why would this leading Nazi defy Hitler? When Alexander Bodin Saphir’s Jewish grandfather was measuring a high-ranking Nazi for a suit in Copenhagen 75 years ago he got an important tip-off – the Jews were...

New Illustration of Eva Lambros by Lucia Nobrega

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...

‘The Tattooist of Auschwitz’ Book To Be Developed Into TV Drama Series

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...

Ladies in Black – A New Movie Looking at 1950’s Australia

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...

New Art: A Special Someone To Grow Old With…

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 to my book...

Nor The Battle to The Strong Finalist In 2018 Readers Favorite Awards!

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...

How Crete Changed The Course of WW2

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….

Upcoming World War 2 Anthology “The Darkest Hour”

Enemy at the Gate by Mary as part of the collection

The Darkest Hour Anthology – Meet The Authors
Posted on: 29th August 2018

The Darkest Hour Anthology – Meet The Authors

The Darkest Hour: Tales of WW2 Resistance. I’m writing a novella that will form part of this anthology with 9 other best selling historical fiction authors. Created a video to introduce you to the other authors. Check it out! You can pre-order the book from iBooks now https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1408712494 and on Amazon from October 29. It’s going to […]


Book Trailer: Mabel of the ANZACS
Posted on: 15th August 2018

Book Trailer: Mabel of the ANZACS

Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they are determined to be proven right. For Zoe, actions speak louder than words and Mabel finds a kindred spirit that […]


Interview: MaryD on The Lesbian Talk Show Blog
Posted on: 15th August 2018

Interview: MaryD on The Lesbian Talk Show Blog

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 […]


Book Trailer: Enemy At The Gate
Posted on: 10th August 2018

Book Trailer: Enemy At The Gate

We have a new book trailer and this time it’s for the upcoming novella “Enemy at the Gate” which will be part of a multi-author anthology focused on World War 2 Resistance called “The Darkest Hour”.


Addicted To You: Eva and Zoe
Posted on: 2nd May 2018

Addicted To You: Eva and Zoe

Intertwined Souls Series by MaryD Song by Avicii: Addicted To You Illustrations by Lucia Nobrega Created by: Mary D. Brooks


2018 ANZAC Day
Posted on: 2nd May 2018

2018 ANZAC Day

My tribute to those heroic men and women who sacrificed and served for their country.


Mabel of the ANZACS Book Trailer
Posted on: 2nd May 2018

Mabel of the ANZACS Book Trailer

Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery octogenarian is an explosive mix of sound and fury. Neither woman wants to give ground and they are determined to be proven right. For Zoe, actions speak louder than words and Mabel finds a kindred spirit that […]


Book Trailer: Crossroads
Posted on: 2nd May 2018

Book Trailer: Crossroads

Crossroads New series with Stella & Tessa It’s the summer of 1917 in Athens, Greece, and while the city swelters, the patients of St Gregori’s Home for the Infirm have never seen anyone like Doctor Stella Nikas–a joyous personality that defies the abject sorrow of her surroundings and brings an explosion of color and light […]


Zoe’s Promise Radio Play March 2018
Posted on: 30th March 2018

Zoe’s Promise Radio Play March 2018

Sand, Sun, Love and Madcap Zoe On A Mission To Fulfill A Promise Made In The Egyptian Desert It’s 1948 in Sydney, Australia Zoe is planning a surprise for Eva. She enlists the help of Elena and together they make one of Zoe’s zaniest ideas come to life. Zoe’s promise to Eva made in the […]


Zoe’s Promise Cast Interview March 25, 2018
Posted on: 25th March 2018

Zoe’s Promise Cast Interview March 25, 2018

The cast of my new radio play “Zoe’s Promise” were on Chatting With Sherri radio show and it was so much fun to listen to them talk about the play and their perceptions on Eva and Zoe!


02 March 2018 Interview on Chatting With Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 2nd March 2018

02 March 2018 Interview on Chatting With Sherri Radio Show

Once again back by popular demand we welcome author,playwright; Mary D Brooks to Chatting With Sherri! We are going to chat about her newest play for Sherri’s Playhouse; ZOE’S PROMISE; A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF EVA AND ZOE. It’s a continuation of the very successful play; A Widgie Knight! We will also chat with her about Mabel […]


12 September 2017 Interview on Chatting With Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 12th September 2017

12 September 2017 Interview on Chatting With Sherri Radio Show

Sherri and I had a fantastic chat on her radio show “Chatting With Sherri” – and the occasional sneeze (we pre-recorded the interview due to the time difference from Sydney and LA) Sherri has exclusive look at the new book series covers! Check them out below. PLUS we get to talk about the new play […]


09 March 2017 Interview Chatting With Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 9th March 2017

09 March 2017 Interview Chatting With Sherri Radio Show

Ooh visiting with one of my favourite ladies, Sherri Rabinowitz when I head back to her show , Chatting With Sherri, to talk about Nor The Battle To The Strong and the upcoming radio play “A Harem Christmas (the working title…god knows what it will eventually be called)


A Widgie Knight Radio Play 2016
Posted on: 2nd September 2016

A Widgie Knight Radio Play 2016

Can a softly spoken, gentle woman become an intimidating knight for her lady in distress? When you’re a working woman in 1950, there is more to work than doing a great job. Unwanted advances, no matter how repulsive, are common. This is where Zoe Lambros, a young Arts College graduate, has found work at the […]


 

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I’m deeply honoured and thrilled to have two of my books – the novel and the companion book be featured in the Jewish Museum of Greece.

In 2016 The Jewish Museum of Greece added In “The Blood of the Greeks” and the companion book “In the Blood of the Greeks The Illustrated Companion” to their collection on Greek Holocaust during World War II.

If you are in the area, why not pop over to Nikis 39, Athina 105 57, Greece and see their collection of priceless documents, images and video about the Greek Jewish Resistance and the way the Greek Jews fought back against the Germans and how their compatriots protected them.

Pick up a copy of In the Blood of the Greeks and the Companion Book – historical fiction and the companion book features actual wartime photography, illustrations, real life accounts of Greek resistance and heroism.

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