Mary Hamilton

Mary Hamilton

Today we welcome Mary Hamilton, YA author, to 3 Questions Wednesday.


(1) What is your favorite book? (Bible excluded)

Mary: That’s a tough question. I think I would choose When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin.


(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?

Mary: It would be great fun to be Lizzy Bennett from Pride and Prejudice. Going to those dances and ending up with the dashing Mr. Darcy would be a dream!


(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Mary: I’d love to explore the United Kingdom—Great Britain, Scotland, Wales, Ireland. So many of my favorite childhood stories were set in England and there’s so much history there.


Thanks, Mary, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment for a chance to win Mary’s latest book, Speak No Evil, in either paper or e-book.

Speak No Evil

SNEfinalcoverHaving his younger sister at camp would be a pain, but Taylor Dixon never expected the pain to go so deep.

At 15, Taylor dreams of getting his driver’s license and driving racecars when he’s older. Only his younger sister, Marissa, believes in his dreams, but her adventurous spirit keeps landing him in trouble. Dad won’t let Taylor get his license unless he stays out of trouble, and predicts he’s heading for the same jail cell as his once-favored older brother.

Taylor returns to Rustic Knoll Bible Camp, expecting softball, swimming and sermons. Then he discovers a classic Mustang in the camp’s machine shed, and the owner’s invitation to help restore it fuels his dream of driving race cars. But when Marissa falls for his snobbish cabin mate, the ensuing war of words and pranks escalates until it threatens to destroy both the car and his dreams for the future.

Will Taylor fulfill Dad’s prediction? Or will the message of the old Mustang’s engine set him free from the prison he built himself?

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Mary L. Hamilton grew up at a youth camp in southern Wisconsin, much like the setting for her Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series. She writes about kids who bring their real life issues to camp and learn to approach them with a different perspective. While raising her own three children, she was active in her church’s youth ministry, hosting small group Bible studies and pancake suppers. One summer, she even volunteered as a camp counselor for a week, and decided once was enough.

When not writing, Mary enjoys knitting, reading and being outdoors. She and her husband make their home in Texas with a rescued Golden Retriever.