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Dec
14
Fri
“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl
Dec 14 all-day

“When Angels Paint” by Mara Purl

Can an artist’s imagination alter reality? Can something in the heart manifest in the real world? Artist Miranda Jones might have agreed that dreams sometimes come true. But she’d never presume to believe something could leap from her canvas into the life of someone she hardly knows.

Until now, that is.

Over-scheduled during the busy holiday season, she none the less can’t help bu follow the imperative to paint an unlikely image on one of her small gift canvases. Little could she have imagined the event she depicts is actually taking place even as paints, nor that the element she’s guided to add to the image might be the very thing that saves a life. Is she painting on her own? Or might an angel be guiding her hand? What will become of the painting? Will the person apparently rescued by it ever know about his benefactor? Even if he sees it, will he believe what he sees?

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Holiday Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Apr
6
Sat
Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: “Perfecting Your Craft”
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker
The Oyster and The Pearl – using your irritations to create gems in your writing PG&E Energy Education Center
6588 Ontario Road
San Luis Obispo, California 93405

Facebook Event Page for Writers In Action

Mara Purl – Keynote Speaker, Writers In Action Second Annual Conference: "Perfecting Your Craft"April 6, 2019
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Presented by Central Coast Sisters in Crime for their second annual Writers in Action Conference! This year the focus is on Perfecting Your Craft, with a series of seminars and panels designed to inspire, support and kickstart your best authoring practices.

Begin the conference with Mara Purl’s “The Oyster and The Pearl” Keynote address, guaranteed to have you rethinking your worst moments and transforming them into gemstones that will have your writing sparkle.

Sep
9
Mon
Milford-Haven Podcast Launch
Sep 9 all-day

Mara Purl
Milford-Haven Podcast Launch
September 9, 2019

 

 

 

 

Mara Purl – Writer & Producer
Join Mara for an on-line event celebrating the
new podcasts of the original audio drama
Milford-Haven USA!

Includes Cast, Crew, Bonus materials, and special Blog!

Website
www.MilfordHaven.com

Nov
23
Sat
Colorado Book Launch – “When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 23 all-day

Author You Autumn Authors Tea


Saturday, November 23, 2019
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm MT

Judith Briles home
8122 South Quatar Circle
Aurora, CO 80016

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Discover great books in multiple genres from 20 local authors who will sign your new books! Great opportunity to shop for the holidays!

Mara will be signing her new book When the Heart Listens, as well as all the books in her best-selling Milford-Haven saga.

Nov
29
Fri
National Book Launch – “When the Heart Listens” by Mara Purl
Nov 29 all-day

National Book Launch
Friday, November 29, 2019
National Listening Day

Mara’s newest book, When the Heart Listens, launches nationally on National Listening Day!

Can the heart be telling us something we can’t quite hear?

Landscape artist Miranda Jones thought she was on track. Yet something feels off kilter. The subjects of her work all live in nature, yet she herself lives in the city. Her rep and her family emphasize money as the benchmark of success, yet her own goals have to do with the professional challenges of excellence, adventure, and authenticity. She plans a brief trip to join plein air artists in the Carrizo Plain to paint this year’s extraordinary super bloom. Yet what she experiences is a journey that opens a chapter into a new life. At least it will, if she considers what might happen . . . when the heart listens.

Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Mar
12
Thu
Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist: Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

Mara Purl – Presenter/ Panelist
Left Coast Crime Annual Book Con “Murder’s A Beach”
March 12 – 15th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
8757 Rio San Diego Dr.
San Diego, CA 92108

Left Coast Crime website

Thursday, March 12 to Sunday March 15, 2020
9:00 – 5:00 pm

Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored by mystery fans, both readers and authors. LCC is held during the first quarter of the year in Western North America. Conventions have been held from Anchorage to El Paso, from Boulder to Hawaii, and various locations in between.

Mara will be one of the many authors participating in panel discussions and other programming on a wide variety of topics designed to allow interaction between readers and writers. This high-energy, dynamic and fun event is filled with opportunities for insights, connections, special meals, and is always an unforgettable event!

May
3
Sun
“What the Soul Suspects” by Mara Purl
May 3 all-day

“What the Soul Suspects”

National Paranormal Day

Can a soul hover after passing on? Can a person be unaware of her own death? Journalist Christine Christian had always been a pragmatist. Not even her own persistent intuitions could compete with her commitment to logic and to empirical proof. In fact, that’s what had gotten her into to trouble in the first place. Of course, that very quality had also gotten her “the story” time and again, making her an award-winning reporter, a freelancer who’d managed to write her way into a respected series of television reports acclaimed by her peers and watched by millions of dedicated viewers. She always knew it was risky to ignore those pesky “feelings” of her. She ignored them one time too many. Or did she? Is it rally too late to reverse her decision? Can she at least warn others? Come hell or high water—and it looks like she’s facing down both—she’s still determined to finish her story, even if there’s only one person left who can hear what she has to say—investigator Senior Deputy Delmar Johnson. Will he listen? Will he allow his own thinking to exceed the bounds of reality as he’s always known it? Will he help Chris prove there’s more to life than what meets the eye? Though the story stands alone, it also extends the Milford-Haven Stories, part of the Milford-Haven Saga, the critically acclaimed, best-selling, multiple-award-winning series. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.

Oct
2
Fri
InDScribe Con & Book Festival
Oct 2 – Oct 3 all-day

InD’Scribe Con & Book Festival

Burbank Marriot Hotel & Convention Center
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA (near the Burbank Airport)

Friday October 2nd – Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Join Mara and other Women’s Fiction & Romance Authors
for a fabulous, elegant, fun weekend!

Details TBA!