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SUSAN MARY MALONE

With a BS in Political Science and minors in English and Journalism, Susan Mary Malone's professional background includes working as an editor, columnist and reporter for newspapers and magazines. In business since 1993, her edited books have been featured in Publishers Weekly, and won numerous awards.
 
Her clients include NY Times Bestselling author Mary B. Morrison, and Essence Bestselling author Naleighna Kai. Other notable edited books include: The Things I Could Tell You (Jeremy Woodson was nominated for an NAACP Literary award); O'Brien's Desk (a Publishers Weekly Spring Pick to Watch); Ida Mae Tutweiler and the Traveling Tea Party (made into a Hallmark film), among many others.
 
With many published works to her credit, Editor Susan Mary Malone applies her skills at editing books to her own book writing, and those of her clients. Susan's success as an award-winning book author of both fiction and nonfiction, as well as her short stories, is highlighted in the list of her works below.
 
She also participates as speaker at many literary conferences, including the Harriett Austin Writer's Conference (at the University of Georgia), the Blue Ridge Writer's Conference, the SouthWest Writer's Conference, and the upcoming Golden Triangle Writer's Conference, among others.
 
Find out more about Susan, the writer, at SusanMaryMalone.com.

 
PUBLICATION CREDITS:
 
FICTION:        
 
  I Just Came Here To Dance - Order now from Amazon.com
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I Just Came Here To Dance
Authorlink Press, Kindle Fiction

Paula Anne Fairbanks understands all about the unexamined life. And she likes hers that way. Until her world gets ripped smooth apart.

Running from reality, Paula falls under the mythological spells being spun on Diana Maclean's porch. Surely Paula's own choices aren't to blame for the summer of insanity she spends at Diana's (known as the White Witch of Sociable, Texas). But do the stories that Diana tells relate at all to real life? If so, is existence then, truly a fairy tale?

I JUST CAME HERE TO DANCE, a modern allegory, waltzes atop the line between the creative and the crazy, between the sacred and the maligned. Through myths it weaves together the multi-layers of personal Self with that of the collective whole. And finally, Paula Anne and the townsfolk learn the simplest of truths-that the fire's ashes produce wisdom and courage, just as the stories say.



 
  By the Book - Order now from Amazon.com
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BY THE BOOK,
Baskerville Publishers, Inc., Hardcover Fiction
 
In order to be a "good Christian," Nettie Rhodes has accepted her husband's authority in their marriage, and his idea of what her role should be. Although he enforces his beliefs through emotional and physical control, this is not the story of abuse. It is about the subjugation of women's minds and hearts, the subtle incarceration of the soul. But more importantly, it tells the story of awakening, and of walking out of the fog into freedom.

 
"Riveting..." -- THE BOOKWATCH


 
NON-FICTION:        
 
  By the Book - Order now from Amazon.com

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What's Wrong With My Family? And How to Live Your Best Life Anyway
Authorlink, Paperback Fiction
 
Family. We all have one. And with all the gifts they bring, along comes at least a few lumps of coal-from some friction to downright anger and dysfunction. What's a healthy family anyway? What's a toxic one? Where is the middle ground? And how do you navigate family relationships to negotiate conflict resolution? WHAT'S WRONG WITH MY FAMILY explores the problems stemming from even the healthiest to the most destructive ones. Most important, it teaches what issues arise within you from your own family of origin, and how to heal from the wounds. A book of hope, it shows that no matter where you come from, you can live your best life anyway.

 



  Five Keys for Understanding Men - Order now from Amazon.com
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FIVE KEYS FOR UNDERSTANDING MEN: A Woman's Guide,
with Gary L. Malone, M.D., Authorlink Press, Non-fiction Trade Paper
 
Understanding men has baffled women since the time of Adam and Eve. But among psychiatric professionals, the mystery called man is well known. From the profound insights of a male psychoanalyst, this privileged information finally becomes public.

 
"A MUST read..." THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

 
  Fourth and Long - Order now from Amazon.com
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FOURTH AND LONG: The Kent Waldrep Story,
The Crossroad Publishing Company, Hardcover Non-fiction
 
On October 26, 1974, during a hard-fought Alabama/Texas Christian University football game, TCU star running back Ken Waldrep ran into a wall of Alabama tacklers and landed head-first on the artificial turf. His life as a star athlete was finished. But quadriplegia couldn't slow him down. At 25, Kent formed what became the American Paralysis Foundation. As vice-chair of the National Council on Disability (appointed by Ronald Reagan), Kent helped draft the Americans with Disabilities Act. Recent advances in spinal cord injury keep proving out his belief in a cure, to which Kent Waldrep has dedicated his life.

 
"Grippingly depicted..." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 
 
  Body Sculpting, The Weisbeck Way - Order now from Amazon.com
Order now from Amazon.com
BODYSCULPTING: The Weisbeck Way,
Eakin Press, Trade Paper
 
The ultimate fitness how-to, combining state-of-the-art nutrition and exercise, from the most successful trainer of pageant swimsuit winners to date.


 


 
RECENT SHORT-FICTION:        
 
"The Dream Delicious",
Amazon.com/Shorts
 
"Descent",
Amazon.com/Shorts
 
"Illusion of the Heart",
Amazon.com/Shorts
 
"Ladies Over Cowboys",
The New American Review
 
"Red Turns to Green",
The New American Review
 
"The Beast",
The Literary Magazine
 
"Over the Pass", WILD WOMEN,
Melissa Mia Hall, editor,
Hardcover Anthology, Carroll & Graf

 
"Reba",
The Literary Magazine

 

REVIEWS:        
  • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
  • LIBRARY JOURNAL
  • THE BOOKWATCH
  • THE MIDWEST REVIEW
  • THE FORT WORTH PRESS
  • THE FORT WORTH STAR TELEGRAM
  • THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
    and more...

 

AWARDS:        
 
The Ed Mathis Award for Distinguished Fiction, 1993
 
Editor at Large, Brides Noir magazine

 

Order books from the publisher or at Amazon.com.
 
For more information contact me at the address below.
 

Malone Editorial Services

maloneeditorial@hotmail.com

 
Malone Editorial Services