Considering God

Posted by mcm0704 on November 16, 2009 |

I’ve been rereading Sue Monk Kidd’s The Mermaid Chair the past few days. It is one of those books that has many life lessons, and I always enjoy going back to revisit them. One that is particularly meaningful to me is the following explanation of God. It comes from Brother Thomas, a monk who has […]

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Another Excerpt From My New Book

Posted by mcm0704 on November 14, 2009 |

It’s been a while since I posted an excerpt from the book I’m working on, A Dead Tomato Plant and a Paycheck, which is a humorous memoir. I first introduced the book back in June… and I can’t believe I still haven’t finished it. Yikes!! The following is from the chapter about being sick and […]

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Editing is a Good Thing…

Posted by mcm0704 on November 12, 2009 |

…even when it means changing your darling words that you worked so hard on. Just the other day I received my edited manuscript for my book that will come out next year, and I have been going through the suggestions made by my editor. It is amazing how much it helps to have another person […]

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Honoring Those Who Served

Posted by mcm0704 on November 11, 2009 |

This Veteran’s Day I want to take a moment to say thanks to the members of my family who have served in the military. In my immediate family I have a daughter who was in the Army and a son who was in the Marines. They spent many years debating which branch was the best, […]

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Holiday Gift Suggestions

Posted by mcm0704 on November 10, 2009 |

Please welcome my guest, Julie Lomoe, as she introduces you to her books. Julie: I’m delighted that Maryann has invited me to write about my mystery novels as potential holiday gifts. As a self-published author in the early phase of building my career, I treasure each and every sale, and I believe both my novels, […]

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Preview of Coming Attractions

Posted by mcm0704 on November 9, 2009 |

Tomorrow I will have a guest blog from Julie Lomoe who has been named 2009 Author of the Year by the Friends of the Albany Public Library. She’ll be honored at a luncheon on November 14th, and she’s scheduled her first Blog Book Tour to help celebrate and spread the word about this achievement. Julie […]

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Artistic Expression

Posted by mcm0704 on November 8, 2009 |

We are having a wonderful Fine Arts Market in Winnsboro this weekend and I am signing copies of One Small Victory. Today I was there in the afternoon and will go back tomorrow afternoon from 12 until 4. One of the neat things about this signing event is that it is at a gallery where […]

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Read My Lips

Posted by mcm0704 on November 6, 2009 |

It’s Not a Death Squad Thousands of people are protesting the health care plan being considered in Washington for all the wrong reasons. They are zeroing in on the section on end-of-life issues and promoting the idea that the provision means the government will be telling people when to die. Sarah Palin is one of […]

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Another Gift Book Recommendation

Posted by mcm0704 on November 4, 2009 |

I am a picky reader. I’ll freely admit that. It isn’t often that I pick up a book and find reading time infringing on working time, and sleeping time, and eating time, and well, any time. While I enjoy a good story and read a lot of popular fiction, I am usually able to discipline […]

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Lessons From A School Bus Driver

Posted by mcm0704 on November 2, 2009 |

More fun from Tracy Farr….. Learning your lessons the bus driver way It takes a special kind of person to drive a school bus. Not just any Joe or Jane can do it, and most of us wouldn’t even try. But those who feel the calling – those who dare to get behind the big […]

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