Born and raised in Kentucky, Mary Ellen Quire has been dabbling in the craft for nearly three decades. As a child, she found a love for reading and a fascination for anyone with the ability to tell a good story. Wanting to be just like the grownups who would sit around the kitchen table to swap all kinds of tales, she began creating her own to read in front of family and friends just for fun. When she took Mrs. Wallace’s creative writing class at Henry County High School, the childhood interest kindled a tiny spark. However, it would be another four years after graduating from Kentucky State University with a degree in psychology that this slight fancy could morph into a passion.
After Mary’s fourth and last daughter was born, she started writing short stories and bits of poetry which she kept to herself until the secret hobby was discovered by a family member who urged her to pursue it further. In 2005 her first novel, Link Detonator, was published under the name Mary E. Rose, with the sequel Detonator Time’s Up following a year later. Her vampire novel, Dark Deliverance, was released under the name Mary Ellen Quire in 2010, and in 2014 Sheldon’s Diary was published with tales of two knighted felines that are members of a secret animal society known as The Paws for the Imminent Cause. Cheddar’s Diary, the second book in the series is due out at the end of the year and if you’re interested in sneaking peeks at these crazy animal adventures, you can find them on her blog page http://www.facebook.com/sheldonsdiary. Back Home Magazine printed her article Choosing Your Veterinarian in their July/August 2014 issue and in 2016, her compilation of short stories entitled Fairview was published in electronic book format through Smashwords.
At the present time, she resides in the quiet town of Crestwood with various animal squatters who have somehow managed to hitch a ride to the Quire abode. You can find out more about her at www.maryellenquire.net
Samantha Tyler is a kick-ass, take-no-prisoners kind of girl. She lives by her own set of slightly broken rules, and the drummer she marches to has cloven hooves.
She’s having just another normal day as a vigilante on the good side of the supernatural until an alarming call from her mentor, Sister Evangeline, prompts a trip across the sea to the Abbey of Sainte Aelis in France. One of the nuns and a local village woman are missing, unusual enough, but there are ominous whispers in the air leading everyone to believe an unholy creature is responsible.
When the trail of carnage leads back to a remote cabin in Kentucky, Samantha discovers a new horror is sipping the living soul from its victims. With the help of her best friend, Alex, the mysterious Abe Shepherd, and the enigmatic Declan, she uncovers one of the oldest and most fantastically alluring threats to mankind.