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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A picture and a mystery!!!!! and a chance to win now AND Later!

Jennifer AlLee won a copy of my book from the last newsletter. I told her if she sent me a picture of herself reading it I'd put her up on my blog.

No, that's not a threat, it's COOL to be on a blog, right?

So she sent it but it was a MYSTERY. She wanted me to guess where she was reading it from the small picture above.

Uh..........I dunno............

So then she wanted to to guess from the very obvious, too easy picture below


Uh...............I dunno.

I don't get out much. I mostly live in the dark...not so much vampire-like as fungus like. Both creatures of the night, and yet quite, quite different.

If anyone knows what this is, I made Jennifer tell me, but I'll draw from

any correct answers posted in the comment section of this blog and send out one signed copy of:

Montana Rose

I'll give you all a few days to marshal your forces.

Like, you can call together your Lifelines. :)

That's the closest this is gonna get to Who Wants to be a Millionaire, trust me.

Thanks Jennifer.
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ANYONE WHO SIGNS UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER,
Which goes out almost never
WILL GET THEIR NAME IN THE DRAWING FOR


COMING IN

SEPTEMBER 2009...

JUST ANOTHER FEW WEEKS!

Sign up on the left side of my blog to subscribe.

Monday, July 27, 2009

BOOK SIGNING IN FARGO

I'VE GOT A BOOK SIGNING IN
FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH - 4 TO 6 P.M.
AT
THE RAINBOW SHOP -- A PARABLES STORE
4761 13th Ave. S FARGO,ND 58103
I'll be signing copies of all my books, including:
MONTANA ROSE
Stop in if you're in the vicinity and keep me company!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

MONTANA ROSE REVIEW

Melanie Dickerson
posted a review of
Montana Rose
on her blog
Melanie's a good friend
And has survived my friendship in pretty darned good shape, all things considered.
I'm sure she'd say nice things even if she didn't mean them...
BUT
In this case, I'm sure she DOES mean them.
Right Melanie???

Friday, July 24, 2009

Montana Rose Review!

I nice review of
Montana Rose
http://www.onceuponaromance.net/MontanaRose.htm

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Giveaway of Montana Rose


Everyone who leaves a comment
on BUSTLES AND SPURS
gets their name in the drawing to win a copy of
Montana Rose
so tell me HELLO if nothing else.
But I'd really love to hear what you think about Wifely Submission.
How's that working out for you personally? :)
DO NOT LEAVE THE COMMENT ON THIS BLOG!
LEAVE IT ON BUSTLES AND SPURS

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On the Write Path Today

Don't I sound content and wise?
On the write path???????
I'm not.
Stop in and read all about it HERE

Monday, July 20, 2009

Edit Cafe today-

I'm on Edit Cafe today
Hosted by Rebecca Germany and JoAnne Simmons,
editors from Barbour Publishing.
I'm talking about heroines.
Stop by to find out more.

Friday, July 17, 2009

CHANCE TO WIN MONTANA ROSE

To get your name in the drawing
Leave a comment HERE
ABOUT COWGIRLS
to get your name in the drawing for a signed copy
of my just released romantic comedy with cowboys,
MONTANA ROSE.
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Montana Rose finds Cassie Griffin facing her husband’s death and living alone with her unborn child in Montana Territory. She finds herself fair game for every ill-bred, foul-mouthed suitor in town. That is, until Red Dawson steps in to make an offer.
I moved from Texas to the Rocky Mountains for this series—a big jump.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ICRS MOMENTS


This is me wearing my Christy Finalist medal standing beside the three books in the Married in Montana Series. Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride.

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I'd never seen the cover for Wildflower Bride before and it was a thrill to see them together.
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Shalyn Hooker. Kaye Dacus and Angie Brillhart at the personality booth at ICRS. I went to the personality booth six times but could never get a personality.
False advertising!
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Me doing a signing with MaryLu Tyndall and Kaye Dacus at ICRS in Denver. We are the happiest looking people EVER!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

This is me with Shar MacLaren.
I've met her and talked with Shar online
but we had a great chance to visit at ICRS.
who was organized enough to get this picture taken
and remember to email it to me. YAY.
Thanks Kim.
I'm wearing my Christy finalist medallion.

Moorenado

A new blog I've found.
Interesting.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Christy Awards

I didn't win. This is me with Angie Brillhard and Mary Burns from Barbour. It was a lovely night and I had a good time. Got a nifty finalist metal that I plan to never take off.

I'm on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog today

Friday, July 10, 2009

Charlene Sands featuring Montana Rose


One of my Petticoats and Pistols buddies,
Charlene Sands
is featuring
Montana Rose
on her blog today.
Find it HERE

Thursday, July 09, 2009

An Interview on Creative Madness


That sounds wrong, the title. Like I'm an expert on creative madness and I'm telling you all about it. That's not what I meant.

I meant on the blog.
And I'm talking about Montana Rose

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

And now Montana Rose


It's been Mary Connealy week on


Today a review of

Montana Rose

Just released.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Cherry Blossom on Gingham Mountain

Cherry Blossom on Gingham Mountain

---That sounds like I'm describing scenery.

But that's not the case.

Stop by and see Cherry Blossom's review of

Gingham Mountain

on


Monday, July 06, 2009

Cherry Blossom Strikes Again-and A chance to win!



Cherry Blossom Strikes Again....I mean for that to sound dangerous but its just not gonna happen with a name like Cherry Blossom.
Today, her post for Calico Canyon

Which is nominated for a Christy Award.

Creative Madness

I'm spending this whole week in fevered anticipation about the award, 'cuz I'm figuring to lose, so I might as well enjoy hoping, right? That's the same logic I used when I encouraged my children to whip themselves into a frenzy over Christmas presents. The truth is going to be grim, so just enjoy the anticipation.


And

A chance to win Montana Rose on


Stop by and leave a comment to get your name in the drawing.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Extravaganza...well, to me!!!!!!

Cherry Blossom...officially the prettiest name in the world, is having me on her blog all week.
All week?
I'm a little weepy.
sniffle
She's going to put up her so, so, so sweet review of
Petticoat Ranch
The book that started it all.
It's like...I've been published long enough that someone will do a 'look back at my career.'
sniffle again
This isn't like an obituary is it, Cherry Blossom?
Thanks for having me on your very fun blog.
Go take a look at Creative Madness, please.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Review for Montana Rose-So NICE!


Okay, just let me enjoy this for ONE SECOND okay. I'm sure there will be reviews that are less wonderful so give me this tiny chance.


Please?


I found this, the first customer review I've found anywhere for Montana Rose. It appeared there on the first day it was released.
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Mary Connealy is an author who truly knows how to grab your attention right from the get go.

As Cassie Griffin watches her husband get buried, she feels utterly hopeless. Alone and pregnant, she has nowhere to turn. Thank God for the likes of Red Dawson, who steps up to marry her, take her back to his home, and care for her.

Though this decision is sudden, it is the only way to keep Cassie safe from slimy villain Wade Sawyer.

Connealy has created two humble, innocent characters in Cassie and Red. Readers will thrill in watching them grow up together, learn together, and best of all, love together.

There are some honest laugh-out-loud scenes as Cassie fumbles to learn about Ranch Life, as well as a sincerely sweet, tear-jerking moment when Cassie finally gives birth.

The focus may be on Cassie and Red, but the story is full of dynamic characters. Side characters such as the rough and tough Belle and her daughters, and the lovely Muriel round out the plot, leaving openings for future installments.

There is also plenty of Connealy's signature action - fights, weather, wild animals - to keep you turning the pages late into the night.

Connealy is a master of keeping solid Christian values in her books, without the message feeling too overwhelming. I am very excited to continue with this new series!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

JENNIFER ALLEE WINS

Jennifer AlLee is the winner of a signed copy of
Montana Rose

I draw one name from my newsletter subscribers every month. Jennifer already emailed and said she got the newsletter and the news that she won.

She said she's sending a picture too. I'll post that here.

To get your name in for my newsletter book drawing you must subscribe.
You can do that on the RIGHT side of this blog by typing in your email address right below the words:
JUST FOR LAUGHS

That's my newsletter's name and no, it's not all that funny.
Why do you ask?

In retrospect I kind of wish I'd called my newsletter, Mary Connealy's Newletter.
That would take off so much PRESSURE.
Plus people would maybe know what it was, as opposed to thinking it's some weird spam
illegally trafficing in laughing gas or something.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Two chances to win Montana Rose

I'm a guest on Cheryl St. John's blog today.

Now THAT woman knows how to write a blog and make it fun.

I'd steal all her ideas except I never get around to it.
Gotta pencil that in soon.

Go see if I made any sense by clicking here.

And her website is about the most gorgeous one I've ever seen.
Website envy, is soooooooooo unattractive, I'm fighting it.
http://www.cherylstjohn.net/
Part of the fight is sending my readers there, KNOWING YOU WILL NEVER COME BACK ONCE YOU'VE SEEN HERS.
Isn't there a World War II song about this?
How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm after they've seen Paree?

It's kinda like that, only not.

And there's a chance to win

MONTANA ROSE

by leaving a comment on Cheryl's blog.

NOT MINE. That will do you no good, though it would be really FRIENDLY of you.


Well, I suppose it might do you some good in the COSMIC sense, in that we're all a better happier people if there are lots of comments on MARY CONNEALY'S blog.


But no book will come of it.

So go here: http://cherylstjohn.blogspot.com/2009/07/mary-connealy-montana-rose.html

Leave a comment.

Get your name in the drawing for:

MONTANA ROSE

AND I'm on Tina Dee's website today, too.
Tina is one of the masterminds behind Bustles and Spurs, which I am an member and official Weak Link on.
http://www.bustlesandspurs.com/
You can go read Bustles and Spurs, you'll have fun, but that's not where I am, nor is it where you'll get a shot at winning a book.
This is on Tina's personal blog.

http://thehomesteadheart.com/
Another chance to win
MONTANA ROSE