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New York Journal of Books Reviews PIECES

“Each ‘piece’ explores particular experiences of damage, heartbreak, violence and ruin which inform and drive the individual characters … each taking up their role in this den of madness, bonding in the ways that only suffering and war cause humans to bond … in McGuigan’s hands, these characters become multi-dimensional, fully ‘felt’ by the reader.” https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/pieces-composite-novel

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Fiction Writers Review explores PIECES

Pieces brings McGuigan’s stories together “to narrate three generations of the Irish-American Donnegan family, troubled by alcoholism and domestic violence . . . stories about the ripple effects each family member’s decisions can cause . . . challenging us to look at forgiveness in unique ways.” Chaos Below the Surface: An Interview with Mary Ann […]

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LSW Book Fair

Liberty States Writers Conference What a pleasure it was to meet so many book lovers at the Liberty States Writers Book Fair in Woodbridge, NJ. The fair was a special part of the LSW conference for writers of all stripes —— and their readers. Thanks again for the chance to meet and chat with so […]

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New Short Fiction

A runaway teen runs out of luck on the streets of New York City. Can a desperate choice bring her the life she dreams of? Find out – read “Tiny Dancer,” my short story recently published in Youth Imagination magazine. http://youthimagination.silverpen.org/index.php/item/130-tiny-dancer-by-mary-ann-mcguigan# Find more links to my published fiction on my Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/maryannmcguiganauthor/?fref=ts

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A Gathering of Book Lovers

BooksNJ at Paramus Library What a pleasure it was to meet so many New Jersey writers of all stripes and so many avid readers who attended BooksNJ, a festival celebrating writing, reading, and books.The event was sponsored by the Bergen County Cooperative Library System. I thank them again for the chance to meet and talk […]

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