In this Best Book Award-Winning Novel, thirty-year old Kate Grace is a successful lifestyle writer for a popular magazine in New York City. She has everything she could ever want — a loving family, friends, and the man of her dreams. But when several unforeseen events threaten to upend her world, a friend comes to the rescue, offering Kate respite to mend her broken heart in the ancient, magic paradise that is Hanalei, Kauai. On the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, she ends up finding more than she bargained for - new life, new love, and synchronicities sent from beyond.
About the Author
A member of the Producers Guild of America and the Writers Guild West, Maryann has executive produced/produced movies and series for such networks as Showtime, SyFy, The Movie Channel, USA Networks, Time Warner Cable, and the foreign theatrical market. She is celebrated for co-producing/writing the teleplay for the Hallmark Hall of Fame CBS-TV World Premiere of "The Lost Valentine" (based on the novel by James Michael Pratt), starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Upon its debut in 2011, the award-winning film won CBS-TV the night in ratings with over 15 million peopled tuning and became Hallmark Hall of Fame's highest rated movie in four years. Now considered a Hallmark Classic, the film airs each year on the Hallmark Channel and is part of Hallmark's Gold Crown DVD Collector's Edition.
Maryann is also the creator, writer, producer, and host of the award-winning healthy living TV cooking series (and cookbook), "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®," which is broadcast on the PBS-TV station KVCR in Southern California, DirecTV, DishTV, and to a global audience on Roku, YouTube and Maryann's blog.
Throughout her career, Maryann has worked as a freelance writer and contributing editor for such publications as "Los Angeles Magazine," "Palm Springs Life," "Desert Magazine," and "Ventura County Star," to name just a few.
Her "Simply Delicious Living" print and video column as well as the environmental news program she created, produces, writes and reports, "Sustainability Now News," is broadcast on local television and in print in Ventura County, CA.
Maryann's novel "Lady in the Window" (SelectBooks, 2017, Santa Rosa Press, 2019), is the winner of the 2017 Best Book Award (American Book Fest). The sequel novel in the Kate Grace Mystery Series, "The Paradise Table" will be in bookstores in 2019. Maryann is also at work penning the third book in the series, and continuing to work writing other novels and screenplays. Visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or AlohaWriter.com.