Thursday, September 30, 2010

ACFW Conference pictures

Here I am at the ACFW Conference

Accepting my Carol Award...note how sparkly I am? That is Mindy Obenhaus in red and the other lady is Carol Johnson, a pioneer in Christian fiction, for whom the Carol Awards are named.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chance to win Wrangler in Petticoats

It's almost time for a newsletter.
Well, it IS time.
Okay, PAST time.
But anyway, it's almost time for a newsletter in
Procrastinator Mary World
I'll give away a signed copy of
Wrangler in Petticoats
to one lucky subscriber.

(Lucky may just be the spin I'm putting on it, but leave me with my illusions, okay?)

If you're already signed up, you're in. No need to sign up again.

If you're not, on the LEFT SIDE ON THIS BLOG, you type in your email address and click JOIN NOW and you're entered.

Okay, you've done your part.
Now I have to go write the stinking newsletter.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I just saw this on Christian Book Distributors
Nosy in Nebraska is going Out of Print
and before that happens they steeply discount it
Nosy in Nebraska is my cozy mystery phase.
I loved the book but it's not what I usually do.
So be afraid.
If you've considered trying it but didn't, this is a chance to get it for very little money.
It's for sale for $2.69.

Recipe Round-up Week on Petticoats and Pistols

I'm on today with my White Chili Recipe.
Stop in for the taste of warm autumn recipes

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wild and Crazy Month Coming on Seekerville

The Seekerville party schedule is now up.
Stop in a find out the details of the month long part we've got planned.

Our birthday bash is October 1-31.

We have an awesome line up of guests...
Steeple Hill Assistant Editor Emily Rodmell,
Bestselling Novelist Bob Mayer,
Author of the Moral Premise--Stanley D. Williams,
Newly Contract Author Patty Hall,
Author Nancy Kress,
Author of Goal, Motivation and Conflict-Debra Dixon,
SF, fantasy, thriller author, and Writer's Digest columnist Caroline Tolley,
Editor Jeff Gerke,
and the Usual Suspects. (that means the Seekers will be posting, too)

Don't forget our pre-party guests, Avalon Editor Lia Brown, authors Angi Morgan, Sara Mitchell & Barbara White Daille and our exciting post-party guests include author Alicia Rasley, and Cat Shield.
Stop by for a chance to win CRITIQUES, GIFT CARDS, BOOKS and the GRAND BIRTHDAY PRESENT--
a Kindle
loaded with Seeker books
Stop in today to read the details.
Then plan on stopping in everyday for the next month at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Outside the Author's Studio

I stalk your favorite authors so you don't have to.
So it says on Joy's blog which I think is hilarious.
I'm on it today.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Chance to Win Wrangler in Petticoats

I'm on Lena Nelson Dooley's blog today

Go there and leave a comment to get your name in the drawing

for a signed copy of


Out October 1st

ACFW Conference

This picture is such a great example of how fun it is to meet people I know so well online but have never really met. Pepper Basham is a sweetheart. Too smart to hang around me in the normal course of things, but writing brought us together. :)
I'm holding my Carol Award. And I talked to Janette Oke, who wrote Love Comes Softly.
I'd met her once before briefly...the restraining order had I approached her again.
We were just having so much fun. Cheryl Wyatt, Missy Tippens, Pam Hillman and Glynna Kaye and me hovering Lurch-like in the back.
This was just out of control. I swear it didn't cost much to ride to the airport in this limo.
It was beautiful. And pretty funny because I sooooooooooo didn't belong in it.

Seeker pictures.

Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Missy Tippens and me hovering Lurch-like in the back. (A theme begins to develop!)

Melanie Dickerson, Me and Kim Sawyer, celebrating the color purple I guess. :)

This is Terri and Angela from Texas with me and Audra.

It's so fun to meet people we've met through the year, but haven't seen in too long,

or we only know online.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Goat Calendar?

What are the chances, huh?
Think of it as Close Encounters of the Furred Kind

Friday, September 17, 2010


Anyone from Indiana?
The Indianapolis area?
I'll be doing a multi-author booksigning
on Saturday, September 18
2:00 to 2:30 pm (very short!)
at the
Indianapolis Hyatt Downtown
in the ACFW Conference Bookstore.
For dozens of your favorite Christian fiction authors--signing at different times throughout the weekend CLICK HERE
Check out the list to find some of the top names in Christian fiction signing through the weekend.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wrangler in Petticoats Giveaway Today

Go there and leave a comment
to get your name in the drawing
for a signed copy of my October release

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Voice of Wisdom

Don’t expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong.

--Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

This just does NOT ring true

I can't believe we're not allowed in for so lame a reason.
This is AMERICA.
We can go in if we want.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Perks of reaching 50

01. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first
02. No one expects you to run--anywhere.
03. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
04. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.
05. Things you buy now won't wear out.
06. You can eat supper at 4 PM.
07. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
08. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.
09. You sing along with elevator music.
10. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
11. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.
12. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
13. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Imagine the complaints

Before they finally broke down and put up a sign.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

This cannot be right

The most colossally bad head and sticker placement OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!

Voice of Wisdom

Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.

--Calvin Coolidge

This cracked me up

"How can the media say we're Islamophobic, when we're all dead from swine flu?”