Welcome to Mary Ann Noe.com

Poke around, explore, and, above all, enjoy! Feel free to contact me with comments or questions.

“It’s okay to be a small fish.”

Publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, photography.

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June 10: St. Camillus, Wauwatosa, 2 p.m.

June 20: Dickson Hollow, Menomonee Falls, 1 p.m.

June 22: Hedburg Public Library Book Fest, Janesville, 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

June 29: Bayshore Barnes & Noble, 1 – 4 p.m.

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Visit or order books through: Black Rose Writing (my publisher) https://www.blackrosewriting.com/books OR Books & Company, Oconomowoc, WI, https://www.booksco.com OR Martha Merrill’s Bookstore, Waukesha, WI, https://marthamerrellbooks.com OR Your own favorite local bookstore.

OR go to: https://www.amazon.com OR https://www.barnesandnoble.com OR https://www.indiebound.org OR https://bookshop.org

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Don’t forget! I am available for talks with book clubs, either in person or online. Contact me!


Hooray! A Five Star Readers’ Favorite for Water the Color of Slate


Three women of different generations are bound together by history and mystery, all struggling to overcome prejudice of one kind or another, in a desperate attempt to find acceptance, forgiveness, and love.

When Hannah steals her grandfather’s glass eye and holds it close, it jumps onto her eye, transporting her into a fairy world where the king and queen are at war, causing chaos threatening to spill over into the human world.  Will Hannah be able to save both the fairy world and her own human world?

Spanning three generations, A Handful of Pearls embraces love, family, loss and hope.  Unable to communicate, Betty, 84, silently watches her middle-aged daughter struggle.  Hoping for salvation, Betty finally shares a written chronicle of her own ordeals, hoping to clinch a bond across the years.

Who is Juliana, truly?  Will and Susan think they know everything about their daughter, but when she lies in a coma from a car accident, they discover a Juliana they never knew.  They themselves come into great conflict over whether to withdraw life support.  The real Juliana is revealed in flashbacks from her point of view.