September 22 , 2014 | Posted by inazajac | 2 Comments

Living by Ear with Booktrope Author Mary Rowen

I hope you enjoy the new website. Check out the events tab for the latest. Check out the music tab, just cause. Today, I am thoroughly psyched to share with you details about the re-release of Living by Ear, by fellow Booktrope author Mary Rowen. Like me, Mary writes about emotionally wounded characters. Her writing is rich, compelling yet comfortable. I love the way Mary weaves music — sweet, obsessive music — throughout her stories.

Living by Ear is the story of a forty-six year old Boston musician named Christine Daley, who took a “short” break from music sixteen years ago, in order to marry and raise a family. Now, however, she’s rethinkMary_Rowan_Living_by_Earing everything. Chris adores her two teenage children, but her marriage has become a sham, and she longs to perform again.

So after filing for divorce, she does her best to reestablish her own rhythms—both in music and love—but quickly discovers she’s up against much more than she’d anticipated. Her kids seem to need her more than ever, and her soon-to-be-ex-husband is throwing every obstacle he can find into her way. Adding to the dilemma is the astounding progress in technology, which has made huge changes in both the music industry and the dating world. Is there room in the mix for Chris?

Mary Rowen is a Boston area mom with a wonderful family that allows her time to write almost every day. She grew up in the Massachusetts Merrimack Valley and is a graduate of Providence College. She has worked as a teacher, writer, salesperson, and political canvasser. Her two music-inspired novels, Leaving the Beach and Living by Ear, are both available on Amazon,, and other places where books are sold.

Please visit Mary online at:


Twitter: @maryjrowen


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