Thursday, July 30, 2009

I Made the Newspaper


I made the newspaper. Thought you might get a kick out of this.
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I set my book Nosy in Nebraska in a small town newspaper not unlike this one, though it's modernized since I worked there.
So my book is old school, though some small town newspapers still are run this way.
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I think it's almost a long enough story.
Thank you, Norma Farrens who wrote the story.
And who's name is mispronunced every bit as often as mine is.

9 comments:

Carly Kendall said...

That is pretty cool. Keep that newspaper forever. Congratulations!

sherrinda said...

Woah! Is that a medal hanging around your neck in the picture? How cool to make the paper! Congrats on making the news! And don't feel bad about people not pronouncing your name right. I have learned to answer to anything!

Grace said...

Wow! Front page, headline! WooHoo!! Congratulations! That's awesome! You should be very proud, of course in a humble down-to-earth kind of way. ;)

Mary Connealy said...

That medal around my neck is my Christy Finalist medal.


sssssoooooooo much cooler than the usually awards I win, like those lovely green 'participation' ribbons in an elementary school track meets.

And I always say if you've got a name that's hard to pronounce and/or spell you've just got to be a good sport about it being mis-pronounced and mis-spelled.

If you're name is Mary but you spell it Merry, you've just got to keep smiling.

BTW Connealy is pronounced a lot like Oh, Really.

That's the best example I can come up with and I've been tryign to think of a better one for 32 years.

And Farrens is pronounced exactly like Barns.

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

huh. co-nealy? i've been thinking it was connally (sorta) when i think your name. maybe you could say it's like co-fealy with an "n" instead. OOOH! cop-a-fealy. that would get people every time. :)

CONGRATS on the christy final and the nice write-up! and thanks for sharing...i'm pretty sure i wouldn't be able to see that down here in MS. :)

Pepper Basham said...

woohoo! Congrats again, Mary. Can't wait for the next one.

Mary Connealy said...

Well, Jeanie, you've given me something to think about. Trying to picture myself sayign to the nice lady who wants to interview me on the radio..."It's pronounced like "cop-a-feely"

I'm terrified of what she might accidentally say while the interview is going on. !!!!!

:)

Mary Connealy said...

GRACE!!!
It's so nice you stopped in.

Yes, I'm extremely proud but in a perfecly understated, "Pride-is-a-sin" kind of way.

Edna said...

I have never been in the newspaper so I would not have any idea how it feels, but if I have wrote a book as good as yours I would love to have all the attention. congratulations



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