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In succeeding years--1998, 1999 and 2000--The Filigree Cross, Murder Times Two and Claire Walker were finalists in a nationwide contest sponsored by Southwest Writers.

In 2000, Murder Times Two was awarded first place in the Authorlink New Writers Competition.

Minnie and the Manatees took first place in the novel manuscript category of the Arizona Authors Association 2003 Competition.

Negotiations was awarded 3rd place in the Lorian Hemingway International Short Story Competition.



Thanks for visiting my website. I started my writing career after working as a legal assistant, and raising three children. I am married to Robert Baird, a retired military and airline pilot. We live in Arizona with our dog, Gracie.

Writing, for me, is a joy, a challenge and a necessity. I hope you have found that thing which distracts you from daily cares and leaves you satisfied. Reading can do that, and I hope that my books will reflect what is important in your life, what is fun and what is mysterious. I hope they will leave you with characters to remember and emotions to revisit.

© 2006 Marlene Baird