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Maryann Ridini Spencer

Maryann Ridini Spencer writes themes of Aloha penning award-winning novels and writing and producing critically-acclaimed projects for film and TV. She began her career as a producer/writer for CNN. Later, she was appointed Director of Publicity for Miss Universe, Inc., and also served as Senior VP of Stephen J. Cannell Productions before founding Ridini Entertainment Corporation. As company president, she is committed to creating, writing, producing, and promoting content that entertains, inspires, educates, and uplifts. A member of the Writers Guild of America West and Producers Guild of America, Maryann has produced numerous movies and series for television. Her projects have appeared on Showtime, SyFy, TMC, USA Networks, CBS-TV, Time Warner Cable, and in the foreign theatrical market. She is celebrated for co-producing/writing the teleplay for the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie The Lost Valentine. Based on the James Michael Pratt novel, the movie stars Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Over fifteen million viewers tuned in to watch the film, which won CBS-TV the night in ratings. The film, winner of the Faith and Freedom Movieguide® Award, has since become part of Hallmark's Gold Crown (DVD) Collector's Edition and the film can also be live-streamed on Hallmark's movie channels.Maryann is also the creator, writer, producer, and host of the Telly award-winning healthy living cooking series, cookbooks, and blog, Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®. The series is broadcast on PBS-TV station KVCR in Southern California, DirecTV, DishTV, and to a global audience on Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), YouTube, and Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.Throughout her career, Maryann has worked as a freelance writer and contributing editor for such publications as Palm Springs Life Magazine, Desert Magazine, Ventura County Star, and Los Angeles Magazine.Author of the Simply Delicious Living with Mary Ann®- Entrées cookbook (Santa Rosa Press, 2019), and two Kate Grace Mysteries, Lady in the Window (SelectBooks, 2017, Santa Rosa Press, 2019) and The Paradise Table (Santa Rosa Press, October 2019), Maryann is currently working on the third novel in the series. Visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or AlohaWriter.com.

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