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MaryLee Salsbury Woods
Sparkle Abbey
Romance Genres:
Contemporary Romance
Speaks On:
Dead Funny: Humor and Murder
Unleash Your Creativity
Why It’s So Doggone Hard to Write for Publication
Two for One: Writers Who Write Together
Murder – It’s Relative: Related Characters in Mysteries
I Aspire to Be the Person My Dog Thinks I Am: What Pets Reveal About Characters
Speaks To:
Writing Groups,
Book Clubs and other readers groups
Willing to Participate in Online Events:

Travels From:
Des Moines
Travels From (State):
Travels From Country:


Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of mystery authors Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter who write the best-selling Pampered Pets Mystery Series for Bell Bridge Books. They live in the Midwest but if they could write anywhere you’d find them on the beach with their laptops and depending on the time of day either an iced tea or a margarita. The current titles in the series are, Desperate Housedogs, Get Fluffy, Kitty, Kitty, Bang, Bang, Yip Tuck, Fifty Shades of Greyhound, The Girl with the Dachshund Title, and Downton Tabby. Desperate Housedogs was an Amazon mystery series bestseller, Barnes & Noble Nook  #1 national bestseller, and was nominated for a “Lovely” award.

Both authors are members of RWA, Kiss of Death – RWA Mystery/Suspense chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime as well as Iowa Romance Novelists and Sisters in Crime-Iowa.

They never imagined they’d be writing a series together but they are thrilled it’s worked out this way and happy to share some highlights of the journey. 


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