Mary Vigliante Szydlowski


"My Handyman Mom" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Know Best coming in March 2019

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"Slow Learner" in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Life Lessons From the Dog coming in April 2019

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Are We There Yet?
Book #2 of the I'm Reading-Easy Readers series

Published January 20, 2019

Arthur isn't happy! He's flying south for the first time and he doesn't want to go. Getting off the ground isn't nearly as easy as it looks. Flight School is hard work! There's no time to play. He doesn't like following orders or flying in V formation. When he isn't whining, he's complaining. He hates the food. He hates the rules. He hates the flock. But most of all…he hates migrating! It's boring! He wants to have fun. But sometimes fun can get you in trouble. Along the way, Arthur encounters power lines, windmills, decoys, hunters, doughnuts, stampeding children, an angry old lady, and a nasty grey gander. It takes a raging river and a scary night alone to make Arthur change his ways

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Little Sowbug & the Big Flood
Book #1 of the I'm Reading-Easy Readers series

Published December 21,2018

Little Sowbug loves his home in the woodpile! His whole family lives there. His mother and father. His grandmas and grandpas. His aunts, uncles, and cousins. It's in a great neighborhood. Crawling with bugs, slugs, spiders, and caterpillars of every size and description. There are lots of things to eat nearby. Wormy apples. Mushy brown fruit. And plenty of juicy, rotten leaves. There's even a stream down the hill from his house. Little Sowbug likes the water. He thinks it's pretty. The way it glistens in the sunshine and moonlight. He wants to visit the water someday. But then it begins to rain and the stream starts rising. And it doesn't stop! It keeps comes closer and closer and closer to his house! Little Sowbug quickly decides he doesn't like the water. It's muddy and mean. He wants it to go away! Back down the hill where it belongs! But will it?

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Little Girl Lost

Published June 15, 2018

Sheriff Zac McHenry is fit to be tied. A new "working girl" just showed up at the local truck stop. He doesn't want "her kind" in town! He arrests her, but things aren't what they seem. She's no hooker…she's a librarian! Her name is Ali, and she's trying to track down a 13-year-old runaway. The girl disappeared from the truck stop a week ago and hasn't been heard from since. Zac tries to send Ali packing, even checks her out of her motel room, but she refuses to leave until she finds the girl. With the rodeo in town and all the hotel and motel rooms in the area booked up, Ali finds herself temporarily homeless. With no place else to go, she moves in with the sheriff until a room becomes available. Zac thinks his houseguest is a foul-mouthed, ill-behaved hellion. She thinks he's an interfering, arrogant bully. But when they work together to investigate a case of kidnapping, human trafficking, and murder...sparks begin to fly. Is this any way to start a romance?

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Millie Muldoon & the Case of the Halloween Haunting

Published October 5, 2018

Spooky things are happening at Great Aunt Priscilla Palermo's house. She and her two next-door neighbors are being haunted by a gang of ghosts. They appear in their yards every night after midnight. The ladies lock their doors and windows. But that doesn't stop the ghosts from getting in. When the police won't help, it's up to Millie Muldoon to crack the case and send the ghosts packing!

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Ghoul School

P.S. 19 is out of control! Students at the elementary school are running wild! They're loud, rude, and refuse to follow the rules. Floors are flooded. The cafeteria ceiling is covered with food. And things are starting to explode! They'd rather prank their teachers than pay attention and learn. The teachers and staff are at their wit's end. What can they do? They've heard about a new company that provide specially trained substitute teachers, cafeteria workers, and hall monitors to problem schools. Their staff turns out to be a ghastly group of witches, vampires, werewolves, and other assorted ghouls, goblins, and monsters! But as scary as they are, can they really turn the school around? This is a fun book for both children and adults.

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Millie Muldoon & the Christmas Mystery

What's wrong with Santa Claus? He stopped at their house on Christmas Eve. He ate the cookies and drank the milk they put out for him. But he didn't fill their stockings or leave them any presents. Why? Could he have put them on his naughty list by mistake? Millie needs to use her detective skills to solve the mystery of the missing presents!

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Millie Muldoon & the Case of the Thanksgiving Turkey-napper

Millie Muldoon has been called in on a new case. It's two days before Thanksgiving and her cousin Richard's pet turkey, Monica, has disappeared. The family fears she's been turkey-napped! Assisted by her pesky little brother Roger and her annoying boy cousins: the Konitskis, the Larabees, and the Rossis; Millie must use all her detective skills to make sure that Monica doesn't wind up as the main course of someone's holiday feast. It's a race against the clock as Millie follows every clue, tracks down every lead, and questions every suspect to discover the culprit and save Monica before it's too late!

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Worship the Night

Enslaved by Demonic Passion! Her mother's death freed Lea from a lifetime of repression and frigidity, only to make her the helpless prey of erotic fantasies and nightmare terror. Alone in her mountain cabin retreat, Lea's body and her very soul are subjugated to a phantom from the depths of Hell, who demands that she worship at his evil shrine. To transform the demon into the flesh-and-blood lover she craves, Lea is forced to commit ever more hideous crimes, until at last she realizes that only the ultimate sacrifice will satisfy her Master's lust!

This is a new, updated version of the original story.

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Dark Realm

Satan has given his people a Messiah! While he rules the netherworld, his daughter, Ara, oversees his worldly realm. She's the keeper of the faith. Her concert tours and sermons overflow with true believers, but the clergy loathe her. They think she's a fanatic who riles up the rabble with her talk of salvation. She's a radical who preaches against cruelty and depravity! She's got to be stopped!

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The identity of the killer is revealed in the newest
Mia Frances
Erotic Romance Murder Mystery Thriller
Book #3

Jealous and angry, her relationship with Connor in tatters, Sylvie decides to escape her penthouse prison. She flees to an isolated cottage in the Catskill Mountains where she hopes to lick her wounds and mend her broken heart. She may have escaped her lover, but not the killer. He knows where she is…and he's coming to claim her!

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The story continues in
Book #2
A Mia Frances Erotic Romance Murder Mystery Thriller

Sylvie Jenkins' life is upended when boss and lover, billionaire Connor Hudson, becomes the prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Those who love him...die! He sends her away; exiling her to his Park Ave. penthouse. They meet in secret, but he's changed. He has a dark cruel side that frightens her. What she discovers in a hidden closet, leaves her wondering...could he be capable of murder?

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Out of work and on the verge of being homeless, Sylvie Jenkins takes a job with reclusive writer Connor Hudson. He's a bestselling author and billionaire entrepreneur. Sparks fly when the demanding dom decides his feisty new employee needs taming. She eventually succumbs to his charms, but he's keeping secrets. The women in his past keep turning up dead. Is this dom capable of murder?

The story begins in
Book #1
A Mia Frances Erotic Romance Murder Mystery Thriller

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A Puddle For Poo

Poo used to be a good dog but not anymore. Her behavior is upsetting her owners, annoying the neighbors, and disrupting the whole neighborhood. No one can figure out what’s wrong until a smart little girl named Lupe solves the mystery and saves the neighborhood.

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A Canada goose named Arthur, like the geese in the picture, is the main character in my newest children's book Are We There Yet?