Dear Reader by Mike Hartner

The Writer’s Life newest feature, Dear Reader, gives authors a chance to talk to their readers - YOU!  
Today's guest is Mike Hartner, author of the historical romance, I, Mary.


Dear Reader…

            I, Mary is the third book in The Eternity Series.  Each of the books in this series has been crafted around characters that lived in the past.  And while there is no genealogical or statistical data that I’ve found to corroborate their living, there is certainly none to deny them a life either.

Many people in today’s world are quick to judge others.  Most of the time judgments are based on appearance, attitude, and other qualities that are fleeting.   In these books, somewhat similar to Chaucer’s  The Canterbury Tales, I tell the character’s story, and hope to give insight into what they ‘ve achieved in both gains and losses.

            In terms of Chaucer, I would say that Book One (I, Walter)  the story of Walter Crofter… Mary’s grandfather… was The Sailor.  Book Two (I, James), the story of James Crofter… Mary’s father… then is the story of The Banker.  And while I tend to let readers make their own judgments, my suggestion would be to look at I, Mary as The Teacher.

            You might also find that the characters in these first three books live according to their own moral codes.  And, after reading the first three, I have found that whatever that code is, they stick to it.

            I, Mary completes the first trilogy.  In Book 4, we will leave the Crofter family, and listen to others describe their lives and events.

            Please allow me to take this moment to say ‘Thank You.’  That you would consider reading any or all of The Eternity Series is fantastic.  I truly hope you enjoy the books, and I’d be honored to hear from you through review or facebook ( or twitter (@MhartnerAuthor) or all three.


Mike Hartner

Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He's traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

His latest book is the historical romance, I, Mary.
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About the Book:

Title: I, Mary
Author: Mike Hartner
Publisher: Eternity 4 Popsickle Publishing
Pages: 266
Genre: Historical Romance

Mary Crofter's first trip on the water was just after her first birthday, when her parents came from her birthplace in Kilwa to Portsmouth. She's been on several trips from Portsmouth to London and other places since. She loves the water and the water seems to love her. Can she survive on the water? Will people ever take seriously a GIRL as a sailor? Will she ever come off the water? If she does, will the lure of the ocean draw her back?

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