Mary Castillo’s novels have turned romance and mystery readers into dedicated fans. The Dori O. Paranormal Mystery series is a favorite book club selection starting with Lost in the Light, Girl in the Mist and a prequel, “Till Death Do Us Part” in Names I Call My Sister.
She is also the author of Switchcraft, In Between Men and Hot Tamara and novellas featured in the anthologies, Orange County Noir, Names I Call My Sister and Friday Night Chicas. Mary’s mysteries and romances are available in print, Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks and Smashwords.
Lost in the Light was nominated for the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Paranormal Mystery and Hot Tamara was selected by Cosmopolitan magazine as the Red Hot Read of April 2005. Latina magazine selected In Between Men and Names I Call My Sister for the Top 10 Summers Reads in July 2009. Mary has been featured in Romantic Times Magazine, BookPinning, Orange County Register, Coast Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, The Arizona Republic, San Diego Magazine and San Diego Union Tribune.
Mary grew up in a haunted house in National City, CA. She cries every time she sees the movies, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Casablanca, and feels that Joan Collins is by far the preeminent TV villain (which is why Joan plays such a pivotal role in the novel, In Between Men).
A graduate of USC, Mary lives in The O.C. with her family.