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Procrastinating Writer….

I should be doing one of three things: finishing off my edits of my upcoming novel "Mabel of the Anzacs", writing my radio play OR writing my novella Enemy at the Gate for upcoming multi-author...

Upcoming Novella: Enemy at the Gate

Oh have a look at this baby. I'm currently writing a novella called "Enemy at the Gate" which centers on Zoe's first introduction to the Greek Resistance and a decisive battle that created the Greek...

Pre-Order Mabel of the Anzacs!

Take one fiery teenage redhead, add a cantankerous octogenarian and you have a recipe for a friendship that transcends generations Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World...

A Moment In Time Anthology Featuring Crossroads

A MOMENT IN TIME By: Ryan Armstrong, Mary D. Brooks, M.L. Gardner and Amanda Page Genre: Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy Time: 1917 Place: Athens, Greece Crossroads is the first short featuring...

Letters from Liberators — US soldier Elmer Joachim Writes About Dachau Concentration Camp

Last month I watched the series "Band of Brothers" which was set during WW2. Episode 9 had one of the most powerful scenes I have ever seen in a tv show. The Americans liberate Dachau concentration...

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Procrastinating Writer….

I should be doing one of three things: finishing off my edits of my upcoming novel “Mabel of the Anzacs”, writing my radio play OR writing my novella Enemy at the Gate for upcoming multi-author anthology. I’m doing none of these things. I want to create some art instead. Shiny...

Upcoming Novella: Enemy at the Gate

Oh have a look at this baby. I’m currently writing a novella called “Enemy at the Gate” which centers on Zoe’s first introduction to the Greek Resistance and a decisive battle that created the Greek Resistance into mighty force. This is JUST before SS Major Hans Muller and...

Video: Auschwitz Birkenau – The Revolt of the Greek Jews

Hard to watch documentary but a must watch. We must NEVER let this happen again. A documentary from the book by Photini Tomai (Constantopoulou) “Greeks in Auschwitz-Birkenau” HSA – Holocaust Social Archive Auschwitz Birkenau – The Revolt of the Greek JewsA documentary from...

Pre-Order Mabel of the Anzacs!

Take one fiery teenage redhead, add a cantankerous octogenarian and you have a recipe for a friendship that transcends generations 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...

Mabel of the ANZACS Book Page

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction MABEL OF THE ANZACS Combine a fiery teenager and a cantankerous octogenarian and stir to produce an unlikely friendship for the ages. Zoe Lambros meets Mabel Andrews, a mercurial, cantankerous World War I Australian nurse. Zoe’s introduction to the fiery...

A Moment In Time Anthology Featuring Crossroads

A MOMENT IN TIME By: Ryan Armstrong, Mary D. Brooks, M.L. Gardner and Amanda Page Genre: Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy Time: 1917 Place: Athens, Greece Crossroads is the first short featuring Stella and Tessa, the characters that first appeared in my Intertwined Souls Series (Starting with...

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...

Victorian Town Honors WW1 Nurses

From Instagram abcnews_au So many nurses wanted to serve in #WWI that the Army could not take them all, and many volunteered with the Red Cross or British services. We may never know how many women served in this way, but they are not forgotten. More than 100 locals from the small town of Devenish...

ANZAC Day 25 April 2018 Lest We Forget

Today is ANZAC Day 25 April 2018.  ANZAC Day – the day we commemorate the sacrifice and service men and women have given in all theatres of war. We remember their service, we thank them for their sacrifice and we honor them. War should never be the answer but in times of need, men and women...

Book Research: Sydney Hyde Park and the Archibald Fountain

Today’s trip down the history path was about the Archibald Fountain in Sydney Hyde Park because it plays a part in my new novel – “Mabel of the ANZACS” I’ve lived in Sydney for 50 years and I didn’t know this bit of history. My novel is set in 1948 and I wanted...

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Now available for pre-order (special discounted price) – Mabel of the Anzacs To Be Released: 31 July 2018

Take one fiery teenage redhead, add a cantankerous octogenarian and you have a recipe for a friendship that transcends generations

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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 […]


05 August 2016 Interview with Chatting With Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 7th August 2016

05 August 2016 Interview with Chatting With Sherri Radio Show

I had the pleasure of going on Chatting with Sherri radio show and joining the cast of A Widgie Knight. It was a total blast and the cast is AMAZING. We all had so much fun. Have a listen to the podcast


19 June 2016 Interview with Chatting With Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 19th June 2016

19 June 2016 Interview with Chatting With Sherri Radio Show

Chatting With Sherri Welcome talented author and playwright Mary D Brooks! I am so honored that my friend Mary D. Brooks has allowed me to present her beloved characters Zoe and Eva in my next radio play for upcoming Sherri’s Playhouse radio play “A Widgie Knight” – Eva protects the woman that she loves and becomes a […]


05 March 2015 Interview on Chatting with Sherri Radio Show
Posted on: 6th March 2015

05 March 2015 Interview on Chatting with Sherri Radio Show

Today on Chatting With Sherri we welcome the talented bard, Mary D. Brooks, to chat about her writing, her promotional video and her love of the show Xena, Warrior Princess fan fiction.  


Nazi Collaborators – Greece
Posted on: 5th March 2015

Nazi Collaborators – Greece

My first novel “In the Blood of the Greeks” has been in my mind the past few days due to the promo we filmed and other things. Here’s something that is touched on in the book – Collaborators. Zoe made sure one of them never saw the light of day ever again…and he was related […]


 

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FEATURED IN THE JEWISH MUSEUM O GREECE

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.