Novels by M.J. Brett

(a.k.a. Margaret Brettschneider) 

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Living with History

     Somehow we all find history more interesting when we can identify with someone who lived through it. That's why I prefer to write historical fiction--stories I feel "need" to be told, events we may have misunderstood, items that make us curious, and the unending variety of emotion and error in all human relationships. These are a variety of true events with characters camouflaged to protect the guilty, or the innocent. Walk with a mother trying to protect her children across World War II in Mutti's War. Live on the communist/free world Border during the Cold War in Shadows on an Iron Curtain. What do we need to understand about growing older in Dancing in the Wind, wrestling with handicaps in Stand Silent, Stand Free, or trying to kick a habit in Street Smart on a Dead End? Help solve a  true crime in Truth Lies Six Foot Under, and face the difficult decisions of a military officer in Between Duty and Devotion.  Laugh as you travel the world while "accident-prone" in Mama Told Me Not to Come, and learn to forgive with an abandoned child in I Think I Can, I Think I Can. The latest novel is about dealing with PTSD/PTS. With over 150 interviews and two years of research, The Voices Know My Name offers understanding and hope, maybe to friends you know. I hope you'll enjoy trolling through these novels and perhaps finding some understanding of your own through each character's response to challenge. I've found that it isn't what life does to us that matters. It's how we respond to these episodes of life, both the good and the bad, that make us human and make life worth living.


 Our very own backyard bear.