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Merry Jones Returns!

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Merry Jones has been writing since she was old enough to hold a pencil. “If I don’t write,” she says, “over time, I get agitated and irritable, as if energy is building up inside and I have to let it out.”
Accordingly, over the years, she has written a wide range of material, in a variety of styles and for diverse media. She began her career by spending about fifteen years writing and producing video and multi-media for corporate clients, but, when her second child was born in 1989, she decided to pursue her passion and began to write books.

All of Merry’s work deals with inter-personal relationships, particularly their unanticipated aspects. For several years, she approached this topic through light humor (including the best-selling I LOVE HIM, BUT…) and serious non-fiction (including BIRTHMOTHERS: WOMEN WHO HAVE RELINQUISHED BABIES FOR ADOPTION TELL THEIR STORIES). Now, she has moved into a genre she loves: shadowy mysteries.

Merry’s most recent work is SUMMER SESSION, the first in a series of thrilling suspense novels featuring heroine Harper Jennings, an Iraq war veteran living in Ithaca, New York.  Its sequel, BEHIND THE WALLS, will be out in winter 2011-12. She has also written the popular Philadelphia-based Zoe Hayes mysteries, including THE NANNY MURDERS (2005), THE RIVER KILLINGS (2006), THE DEADLY NEIGHBORS (2007) and, in September 2008, THE BORROWED AND BLUE MURDERS.