Marland's Mysterious Mazes

Past The Mailbox

by Mary Kathleen Hall



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/1/0001

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 40
ISBN : 9781449078249

About the Book


Marland’s Mysterious Mazes is a wonderfully magnetic story which draws its readers inside its pages. Just imagine a strange little forest creature dwelling inside his own rustic cottage. All of this being at the end of a dark tunnel far beneath the old farmhouse. The story opens up a myriad of questions and fantasies for any reader. His very existence is being sustained by something outside the realm of his understanding. He cannot be seen or heard. His memories are suspended between reality, and as he calls them, ‘pretends’.

He is a confused and lonely creature wanting the one thing he cannot have. This being a purpose and meaning for his life. The story opens with a new family moving into the 100 year old farmhouse right above Marland‘s cottage. Marland can recall memories or maybe his ‘pretends’ of other families living there also. Some bring fear with them. His memories leave him not only frightened, but excited as well.. What adventures await him as he faces the uncertain future? Come and join him as he finally learns the answers about his life that have always haunted him. Meet the other characters while falling in love with a story that will take you on an unforgettable journey with Marland. He promises you laughter, sadness, excitement, anger, love and just about every other emotion you can think of inside these pages. He is only a page away. He’s just waiting to meet you. Marland asks that you  share this "gift of imagination" with someone you care about.

About the Author


Since she was a young child, Kathleen had a love for ‘making a story’ as she called it. This was back in the 1950’s when playing outside and making up adventures or just adding to the plots that already surrounded her was not only fun, but held a very magical place in her life. She understood that real was real and make-believe was make-believe, but she loved combining the two. It was her special place where no one else could enter unless she invited them to join her. And join her they did. What wonderful adventures they all had together! After supper and she was comfortably pajamed, she would take out her white lined paper and a well used pencil to place those “mostly true” stories right where they belonged. She could relive them again and again each time she read them.

Today Kathleen has authored many articles and was first published at age15, but this is her first attempt with a children’s novel. She is an author, wife, mother and grandmother. She has a deep faith in The Lord that is at the core of her life. She is 62 now being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis nearly 30 years ago. She has never allowed it to steal any of her 'good or even the hard times, as all of these have helped to bring  her to where she is today.

Being raised in a small Massachusetts town she now resides with her husband on their 100 year old retirement farm in West Virginia. Her love for family and God along with her writing, keeps her days filled. Antiques and primitive furniture surround their home and they love collecting them. She appreciates knowing there is always an unknown story behind each piece she finds.