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Happy November! Thank you for visiting! I like to think of my website as a place where land meets ocean, where ideas meet feelings, and where head meets heart. Journey with me to land’s end . . . where logic has done its best and can go no farther. Adventure with me to ocean’s beginning . . . where the heart rests in motion. Thanks for joining me on the journey!

from my heart to yours,


When Otters Play by Mara Purl




Mara has been named the Top Female Author of Fiction for 2019 by The Authors Show!






Mara’s post on USA TODAY . . .
Click to read: Happy Ending ‘In Here’


American Voices with Senator Bill BradleyMara Purl Interview
American Voices with Senator Bill Bradley
SiriusXM Radio Channel 124
Link to American Voices site
American Voice Facebook page
August 11, 2013[audio:http://www.marapurl.com/wp-content/audio/MaraPurl-interviewd by BillBradley-AmericanVoicesSiriusXM-8-2013.mp3]

Mara Purl is interviewed by Senator Bill Bradley on his program American Voices. They discuss writing, e-books versus print books, living a life in the arts in today’s economy, and living not only from the head, but from the heart.

from the blog

The Sound of Her Voice

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Why Do Words Count?

Words are the connective tissue between idea and expression. We tell ourselves about our ideas with words, using them to move from vague conjecture to clear concept. Continue reading

Short Shorter Shortest Fiction

New trends in fiction include novellas, novelettes, short stories and flash fiction. This intro points to a comprehensive guest post All About Shorter Fiction. Continue reading