Maryann Ridini Spencer

Maryann Ridini Spencer is an award-winning screenwriter/producer, author, food and lifestyle journalist, and TV host of the Telly Award-winning Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®, PBS-TV, and Her first novel, Lady in the Window (2017/2019) is a 2017 Best Book Awards: Fiction: Romance winner and finalist "Fiction: Chick Lit/Women's Literature," a 2018 American Fiction Visionary Award winner, and 2019 Hawai'i Book Publishers Association Ka Palapala Po'okela Awards–Aloha From Across the Sea Award Finalist. Her second novel, The Paradise Table (2019), became an Amazon bestseller and placed as a Finalist at the American Book Fest in the "Fiction: Multicultural" and "Fiction: Inspirational" Categories. Her third book, Secrets of Grace Manor (2021), is a 2021 Best Book Finalist and Amazon Bestseller; and her latest, Under the Tropical Skies (2022), ranked in Amazon's top 10 "Hot New Releases." Author of the Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®—Entrée cookbook (2019), Maryann is working on new Kate Grace novels and other fiction, cookbooks, and screenplays.

Maryann is a member of the Writers Guild of America West and the Producers Guild of America. With numerous TV movies and series to her credit on such networks as CBS, USA Networks, SyFy Channel, Showtime, CNN, Time Warner Cable, and PBS-TV, Maryann is celebrated for co-producing/writing the critically-acclaimed award-winning rating hit, "The Lost Valentine," which streams on Hallmark Channels, is the winner of Movieguide®'s Faith and Freedom Award. The 2012 film starred Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt and won the night in ratings with over 15 million viewers—holding the position as CBS-TV's highest-rated movie for five years after the premiere. In addition, the film became a Hallmark Hall Fame classic and part of Hallmark's DVD Gold Crown Collector's edition. It airs annually on Hallmark channels.
Additionally, Maryann has worked as a freelance lifestyle and food writer and contributing editor for such publications as Palm Springs Life Magazine, Desert Magazine, Ventura County Star, and Los Angeles Magazine. Maryann loves to chat and get feedback from her readers. Please find out more about Maryann at and her award-winning healthy & joyous living blog: JOIN Maryann's FREE Mailing List: and please find out more about Maryann at, her award-winning healthy & joyous living blog:, and Amazon Author Page: Page: