is NIE's "Best Kept Secret?"
author, Mary Maden, wrote her first serial story, Ghost From the Past:
The Mystery of Latham House, for the Virginian-Pilot newspaper in
Norfolk, Virginia. The response was nothing short of phenomenal! The
Pilot reported a whopping 366% percent increase in NIE circulation
over previous serial stories! To date, Ghost From the Past is the
most successful promotion of its kind in the history of the Virginian-Pilot.
After an article about Ghost From the Past's success appeared in an
SNPA publication, Mary Maden's phone began to ring off the hook!
then, Ms. Maden's stories have been marketed by word of mouth. Many
NIE professionals report that her serials have been the most successful
serials to run in their NIE programs, hands down beating out other
competitors' serials in popularity and circulation numbers! Mary Maden
has been called, "the master of the cliffhanger ending." Some NIE
professionals simply say that Mary Maden's stories are "the best serials
I have ever read!" From small newspapers to large, from coast to coast
and beyond, Mary Maden's serial stories have become NIE's "Best Kept
a Dynamic New Source for Serial Stories!
just can't go wrong with a Quality Serials story by Mary Maden! Ms.
Maden has become a master at producing compelling, continuing stories
that keep the reader's interest from beginning to end. Ms. Maden uses
cliffhanger endings and dramatic interruptions to keep the anticipation
going chapter-to-chapter, week-to-week. The anticipation factor gives
reading a Quality Serials story that extra punch.
Serials by Mary Maden, has several exciting serial stories for newspaper
publication. All of these successful stories are written expressly
for publication in newspapers. Below is a list of Mary Maden's
current serial stories: