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Biography

Annette Mahon has always wanted to write novels. A voracious reader from her youth, her interest in books and literature fueled her career choice. Mahon has a Masters Degree in Library Science, has worked in public and university libraries, and even spent a year in a Veteran’s Administration Hospital Library. In Fort Wayne, IN, she hosted a library cable television show, “The Children’s Room.” Now that her children are grown, she is enjoying a second career as an author. She currently writes romance fiction with Hawaiian settings (and multicultural heroines) and cozy mysteries set in Scottsdale, Arizona.

When not writing, Mahon works on her quilts. She is addicted to appliqué work, both Hawaiian quilting and the more elaborate Baltimore Album style quilts. Samples of her work have appeared in Appliqué! Appliqué! Appliqué! by Laurene Sinema, Papercuts and Plenty by Elly Sienkiewicz, Quilters’ Newsletter Magazine and Quilt Japan magazine. Annette enjoys putting quilts into her novels. Her mystery series features a group of women who belong to a quilting group--and solve mysteries over the quilting frame!

A native of Hilo, Hawai`i, Annette has lived in Arizona for many years. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Novelists, Inc., and the Authors Guild.


Bibliography

Hawaiian Romance:

The Matchmaker Quilt Series:
Book 2: Holiday Dreams. ISBN 978-0-8034-9923-2. NY: Avalon Books, 2008.
Book 1: Dolphin Dreams.  ISBN 978-0-8034-9823-5. NY: Avalon Books, 2007.
ISBN-10: 1602851301; ISBN-13: 978-1602851306. ME: Center Point LP, 2008.

The Secret Romance Series:
The Secret Correspondence.  ISBN 978-0-8034-9893-8.  NY: Avalon Books, 2008.
The Secret Wish.  ISBN 0-8034-9754-7.  NY: Avalon Books, 2006
The Secret Beau.  ISBN 0-8034-9663-X.  NY: Avalon Books, 2004.
The Secret Santa.  ISBN 0-8034-9615-X.  NY: Avalon Books, 2003.
The Secret Wedding.  ISBN 0-8034-9535-8.  NY: Avalon Books, 2002.
The Secret Admirer.  ISBN 0-8034-9484-X.  NY: Avalon Books, 2001.

Just Friends.   ISBN 0-8034-9317-7.  NY: Avalon Books, 1998.

Chase Your Dream.  ISBN 0-8034-9245-6.  NY: Avalon Books, 1997.

Maui Rose.  ISBN 0-8034-9182-4.  NY: Avalon Books, 1996.

Lei of Love.  ISBN 0-8034-9165-4.  NY: Avalon Books, 1996.

Above the Rainbow.  ISBN 0-8034-9142-5.  NY: Avalon Books, 1995.

 

Traditional Mystery (The St. Rose Quilting Bee Series):

St. Rose Goes Hawaiian. ISBN 978-1-4328-2595-9. ME: Five Star/Gale/Cengage, 2012.
            ME: Wheeler, October 2012 (LP)

Bits and Pieces. ISBN 978-1-59414-845-3. ME: Five Star/Gale/Cengage, 2010.
            ISBN 141042507X (978-1410425072). ME: Wheeler, 2010 (LP).

An Ominous Death.  ISBN 1-59414-359-5.  ME: Five Star/Gale, 2006.
ISBN 1-59722-221-6.  ME: Wheeler, 2006 (LP).
ISBN 0-373-26609-X (978-0373-26609-8). Worldwide Mystery, 2007 (pa).
Kindle edition, 2009, ASIN B0030T1JMQ.

A Phantom Death.  ISBN 0-8034-9429-7.  NY: Avalon Books, 2000. 
ISBN 0-373-26591-3 (9-780373-26591-6).  Worldwide Mystery, 2007 (pa).

Anthology:

A Quilt PHanatic.  In:  American Patchwork: True Tales from Quilters, ed. by Sonia Hakala.  ISBN 031234788X (978-0312347888).  St. Martin's Press, 2007.

Articles:
Writing from Life. Mystery Readers Journal, Winter 2010-2011.
Hawaiian Quilts.  TCI Bulletin (Thimble Collectors International), Winter 2001
The Southwest as Setting.   Mystery Readers Journal, Winter 2000-2001
Why I Chose to Have My Sleuth Be a Senior.  Mystery Readers Journal, Fall 2000