Margaret Mendel

Margaret Mendel lives in New York City and is a past board member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, NYC. Margaret is an award- winning author who has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence. She has published two novels, Fish Kicker and Pushing Water. Many of her short stories have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. For more than twenty years she worked in the mental health field, though now she is a full time author. Photography is also an import part of her life and Margaret not only drags a laptop, but a Nikon D7000 camera wherever she goes. Read more about Margaret on her blog at:

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Fish Kicker

Mainstream Women's Fiction/Mystery


Against the landscape of Alaska, a solitary woman eludes a murderer, confronts her inner demons and regains custody of her daughter.



Pushing Water

Historical Fiction/Women's Fiction

It is 1939, Sarah, living and working in Vietnam, finds her life turned upside down when she discovers a murdered co-worker.




Contemporary Women's Fiction, Coming of Age

Patches is a collection of interwoven short stories that tells the tale of one woman’s struggles and triumphs.














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"I am not even sure where to begin with this one, so this might just be a bit of a ramble because there is soooo much in my head with both this book and these characters!!!  All i can say is  .. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!"

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"...this book is perfect for the younger crowd. It gives them the fantasy of a fairytale, the elements of a mystery and just enough of a love story not to "gross them out""

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"This book has it all, love, action, tragedy, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sci-fi."
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"This book has so much to offer, I loved the characters so much & theres so much to offer in this new series, that waiting for us fans will be sheer torture to say the least."
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