Saturday, August 29, 2009

Prairie Chicks Today

I'm on the Prairie Chicks blog today.


Strong Women Behind the Cattle Barons

We hear a lot about the Cattle Barons, the men who made their fortune raising the beef that people back East and west in California loved. Behind many of the men were strong women who helped forge the economy right along with them. I'll introduce you to a few:

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Christmas with a cowboy twist


One of the great things about America is the melting pot.

Polish traditions, Irish traditions, Italian traditions, Native American traditions, Mexican traditions, South African traditions, all work there way into our country, blend, change, grow, mix together. In the end, the best thing about America is that we get the pick of the best things in the world, put our own spin on them and make them uniquely American.

Is there any other explanation for Mexican Pizza?
Read More Here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Another Cowboy Christmas Review

Getting to know nice people like Jen T is one of the best things about getting a book published.
Scroll past the Montana Rose review to find the review for Cowboy Christmas

Radio Interview

I did an interview for KNEO radio that will air on August 27 at 1:00pm/Central time.
You can listen to it on
Look for my name and click on the little head set.
I'll post again on the actual day and I'll include a mention of it in my newsletter.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

FIRST REVIEW OF COWBOY CHRISTMAS!


Coffee Time Romance has posted the first review I've seen of Cowboy Christmas
They liked it!!!
CLICK ON THE COFFEE TIME PICTURE TO READ IT

KAITLIN! YOU WIN!

KAITLIN If you're there you win for having the right answer here
http://mconnealy.blogspot.com/2009/07/picture-and-mystery-and-chance-to-win.html
to this blog.
Jennifer AlLee is reading Montana Rose at the EXCALIBRE
Emails me-- mary @ maryconnealy.com and let me know where to mail your copy of
MONTANA ROSE
(if you've read that, we can substitude another book)

Naked People Quote :)

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
--Mark Twain

Friday, August 21, 2009

Where is the Egg in Eggplant?

There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England, nor French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies, while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat!

Quicksand works slowly, boxing rings are square, and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. And why is it that writers write, but fingers don’t fing, grocers don’t groce, and hammers don’t ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn’t the plural of booth – beeth? One goose, two geese. So one moose, two meese? One index, two indices?
Doesn’t it seem crazy that you can make amends, but not a single amend? If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it? If teachers taught why didn’t preachers praught? If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

In what other language do people recite a play, and play at a recital; ship by truck and send cargo by ship? Have noses that run, and feet that smell?
How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out, and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

English was invented by people and not by computers. It reflects the creativity of the human race – which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible. P.S. Why doesn’t Buick rhyme with quick?

English is so tricky…
● He could lead if he would get the lead out.
● The farm was used to produce produce.
● The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
● The soldier decided to desert in the desert.
● A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
● When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
● I did not object to the object.
● The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
● The bandage was wound around the wound.
● There was a row among the oars men about how to row.
● They were too close to the door to close it.
● They sent a sewer down to stitch the tear in the sewer line.
● To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
● The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
● After a number of Novocain injections, my jaw got number.
● Upon seeing the tear in my clothes, I shed a tear.
● I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

DRAWING FOR MONTANA ROSE

These are all right now...because of a blog tour I'm on with Montana Rose.
Leave a comment AT THESE OTHER BLOGS..for a chance to win Montana Rose
Myra Johnson's blog http://myra.typepad.com/randomly_/2009/08/cfba-review-montana-rose-by-mary-connealy.html

Winter Peck's Rodeo Suspense blog:http://www.rodeosuspense.com/?p=936

Winnie Grigg's blog:http://winniegriggs.com/author_vip.html

Deborah Vogts' blog:http://www.deborahvogts.blogspot.com/

And no drawing but a fun erview:http://pepperbasham.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/montana-rose-another-mary-connealy-adventure/

Saturday, August 15, 2009

FUNNY FISHING FOTO

My daughter caught a two pound bass in Minnesota on a fishing trip.
She's happy.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Petticoat Ranch-Hard Cover Edition


This is the first I've seen this.

I knew it was coming but there'd been no cover until now.

PETTICOAT RANCH

From Thorndike, large print, hard cover.

Fun

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

(Cowboy) Christmas in August on Petticoats & Pistols

I’d do a give away except I don’t have the books yet. I’ll be back in two weeks and do one then.
What I wanted to do in a Christmas book.
Here’s how I see a perfect Christmas story. It needs to have what I think of as a ‘Linus Moment’
Remember, “It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown.” Poor Charlie Brown, the commercialization of Christmas, the uber decorated dog house, the pitiful little tree. And then, when Charlie Brown is at the end of his rope (as always) Linus comes out and we have that moment.
That wonderful moment when Linus tells Charlie Brown the real meaning of Christmas.
All great Christmas stories have that moment.
Read More HERE

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Another Day, Another interview-like I've got somthing to say

This interview is full of advice.
All my advice comes with a disclaimer. The giver of this advice can not be held responsible for the inevitable disaster if you take her advice.
Stop in and BE AFRAID
I wish I could make Melanie's name flash and maybe scroll across the screen.
Blogger needs to get on that!

Patty Wysong kicks off TWO months of Christian Fiction with ME!

There was no real KICKING of course. :)
Read More HERE

Book signing in Fargo Highlights

I had the most terrific time in Fargo at The Rainbow Shop, a Parables Bookstore.
It was a beautiful store.
And...the thrill of it all......
My name was actually up in lights.

I have a picture, on someone else's camera. I'm hoping to get a copy someday. :)
I met so many nice people and managed to get a few pictures, I'm so slow about things like that, but I keep learning.
Here are Mackenzie and Meredith, who were nice enough to share a smile for the camera


And their mom Pattie who spent a long time talking writing with me...my favorite thing.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Shoutlife Review by Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena gave me the nicest review.
MONTANA ROSE
Thank you so much, Lena
You have to have a Shoutlife Identity to see this and log in.
Then scroll down.
Lena has one of the most active, interesting blogs anywhere.
Something new everyday.
Stop in anytime and find out what's going on NOW in
Christian Fiction.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

No Rest for Mary?

This article appeared in the Omaha World Herald.
Very cool.
Search for the Headline No Rest for Mary.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

BOOK SIGNING TODAY IN FARGO

I'VE GOT A BOOK SIGNING IN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA
TODAY
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!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Winnie Griggs has me on her website!

Winnie Griggs
One of my fellow bloggers on
Petticoats & Pistols
has me on her blog and we're doing a give away of Montana Rose.

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, August 01, 2009

Lyn Messersmith on Branding Day


Third-generation Nebraskan rancher, writer, and poet Lyn Messersmith shares her world through luminous prose and poetry.

http://www.cowboypoetry.com/lynmessersmith.htm
Lyn is holding a drawing for a copy of one copy My Sister Mariah and one copy of Ground Tied, which are excerpted in this post.

Greetings, from the Nebraska Sandhills. Mary has coaxed her hermit friend out of hibernation by challenging me to describe branding day.

I’m fascinated by fiction writers, but creative non-fiction and poetry are my long suits. My Sister Mariah is a book of daily readings that highlights how relationship with land enhances spirituality. Ground Tied and Downwind from the Smoke contain poetry about life in the not so Wild West.

As a third generation rancher, I’ve experienced many changes in our lifestyle, but dragging calves to the fire is one tradition that remains.
Read More HERE
The brand goes on and yes of course it hurts.