Maryann Ridini Spencer founded the Ridini Entertainment Corporation (REC), a public relations, marketing and TV/firm production company, to pursue her creative passions.
She began her career as a news writer and producer for CNN, as well as a print journalist for various magazines, including LA Magazine and Palm Springs Life. Additionally she has managed numerous publicity campaigns for TV series, national and international consumer brands and various California cities. She also excels at screen writing and TV movie producing.
Among her most well-known TV productions is the award-winning Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, The Lost Valentine starring the late Betty White. Maryann’s screenplay was based on the James Michael Pratt novel and the broadcast was one of the highest-rated in the history of the CBS Television Network.
Other productions have been broadcast in foreign theatrical markets and, domestically, her productions have appeared on Showtime, TMC, plus the SyFy and USA Networks.
Her passion for food and cooking opened yet another career path, and she is now the on-air host of the award-winning series, Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® (2011 to present).
That series is broadcast on the PBS-TV station KVCR in Southern California, DirecTV, and DishTV and to a global audience on YouTube, and on Maryann’s blog SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.
In addition to cookbooks, Maryann is author of three Kate Grace Novels: Lady in the Window, winner of 2018 American Fiction Visionary Award; the Amazon Bestseller, The Paradise Table and Secrets of Grace Manor, a 2021 Best Book Finalist.