New Novel and Novella Published, (and Other Bits)

It is only now I get to tell those of you who may not have heard, but I have not just a new novella, but also the final novel in The Lacey Taylor Story, No More Secrets. How’s about that for news. I may have been silent on here but I have been busy.

First off, my novella is an adult romance, Once Upon A Weekend. it is my second in this genre and has been well received. Available on Amazon and ready to go on your holidays with you. Based in Toulouse, Ciara and Daniel, flirt a little, chat a little, and enjoy sex a lot! This one is extra spicy for those who like to work up a sweat with their reading.

Next up is my new novel. No More Secrets is the final of my trilogy in Lacey’s story. What started with Lacey in My Husband’s Sin, moved on in, Don’t Call Me Mum, has now had all the unanswered questions resolved for those they were important to. I don’t want to say too much about this novel, as it would give away the storyline to those who want to discover the highs and lows of the Taylor Family. Available on Amazon and

I must admit my writing life slid away from me for a few weeks, my energy levels were low, a few pandemic wobble days I guess. But thankfully, I’ve my two vaccines and feel more confident and looking forward to what the rest of this year brings. I hope to travel to see my grandsons, who I’ve missed greatly for the last eighteen months. In the meantime, I am writing short stories for my local paper, The Vale Star, which is titled A Story with Your Morning Cuppa. I previously ran a course with the paper on Getting Started in Creative Writing, which I really enjoyed but more importantly, the readers enjoyed and I was happy with the feedback I received.

But what is next? I have my next novel ready to go for publication, just to pick the cover. I am really excited about this new book as it is inspired by my own Nana’s home cottage. Writing it brought back wonderful memories of many happy times with her and my uncles and extended families. I think it would make a great inspirational writing retreat centre, which I know you will agree with me when you read, To Live With A Stranger, due in September 2021. The photo shows Nana’s cottage, a home that is special to so many.

My Nana’s Home


Published by marytbradford

Family is important to Mary and her writing reflects the ups and downs of it all, and what people go through daily. She has been writing short stories for several years and enjoys success with her fiction in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies both in Ireland and abroad, namely Germany, India, and the US. Her stories have been both short/long listed in various competitions. It was because of this success, Mary took the plunge and self-published her first collection of stories titled, A Baker’s Dozen (2012). When one of her stories kept growing she ended up with her first published novel, My Husband's Sin. This novel turned into a trilogy, with book 2, Don't Call Me Mum, and book 3, No More Secrets following it. Her latest novel, To Live With A Stranger, is based on her Grandmother's country cottage and is a firm favourite with readers. Mary continues to write novels, novellas, and short stories, dabbling too in playwrighting. In 2019, Mary attended the University of Limerick and studied for a MA in Creative Writing, receiving First Class Honours. When taking a break from writing and reading Mary loves to crochet. Living in County Cork, Ireland, she is married and is a mother of four children. Having overcome open heart surgery in 2008, Mary made the decision to dedicate more time to her writing. With her children raised and starting to spread their wings, this became possible. Now, Mary is also a Nana, a role that brings her happiness and lots of love.

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