Wednesday, September 28, 2011

I'm on Publishers Weekly today

There's a review of
Deep Trouble
To check it out
Click HERE

Monday, September 26, 2011


 ACFW Awards Banquest l - r Audra Harders, Cara Lynn James, Debby Guisti, Janet Dean, Julie Lessman, Super Agent Natasha Kern, Mary Connealy (here after I will refer to Mary as.........ME)
Julie Lessman, Cary Lynn James, Debby Guisti, Janet Dean, Me

Pepper Basham and Me

Myra Johnson, Anita Mae Draper, Gina Welborn, Dina Sleiman, Cara Lynn James, Jessica Nelson

Me and happy are we, huh? :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Romantic Times reviews Ten Plagues-4 Stars!

by Mary ConNealy

Genre: Inspirational, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

RT Rating 4 Stars ****

In a departure from her usual historical genre, Nealy has crafted a creepy tale of suspense and murder with just the right amount of romance to temper the drama. Keren’s unique spiritual gift will keep readers riveted to the pages of this thrilling story.

A killer is loose in Chicago, and Det. Keren Collins wants to find the villain before more people disappear. Paul Morris is an ex-cop turned pastor who runs a mission for the homeless. Keren and Paul connect when it becomes apparent that the person responsible for the crimes is basing them on the plagues of Egypt, and the dead women are connected to Paul. Can they work together to stop the madman before it’s too late? (BARBOUR, Oct., 352 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed By: Melissa Parcel

And here's a video for my pseudonymously written book.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I did a radio interview

You can listen to it on In Faith Radio
And look for the words
InFaith9-15 to listen

Friday, September 16, 2011

Booksigning in Lincoln NE Sunday, Aug 18

This coming Sunday, September 18th
Lincoln NE
I'll be signing copies of my new release
Out of Control
Stephanie Grace Whitson
signing her new release
A Most Unsuitable Match
2-4 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Call in NOW!!!

I’m doing a radio talk sow NOW! 5 to 5:30 Central time

If you’d like to talk, call in to the radio show NOW!


Booksigning in Lincoln NE with Stephanie Grace Whitson

This coming Sunday, September 18th
Lincoln NE
I'll be signing copies of my new release
Out of Control
Stephanie Grace Whitson
signing her new release
A Most Unsuitable Match
2-4 pm
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
5150 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68510

Top Ten Reasons to Use a Pseudonym - and a Giveaway

Of a book I wrote using a
Be afraid!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I'm so excited about this I can't STAND IT!!!!!!!!!
Christian Booksellers Association
Bestseller list for October
Out of Control is #13
13 is my lucky number
(if I was superstitious and I'm not)
My first baby was born on Friday the 13th, 13 days early, weighing 6' 13" and it was one of the luckiest days of my life.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New review of Out of Control--and a milestone

There's a nice review of
Out of Control
And the milestone?
This is my ONE THOUSANDth Post
on this blog.
And still, I probably haven't said a single useful thing!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A great review of Petticoat Ranch

That's fun because I don't get reviews of older books very often.
Books by Renea
Read it HERE

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Booksigning in Lincoln NE

I'm signing with
Stephanie Grace Whitson
Barnes and Noble
Sunday, September 18
2 pm
5150 O Street, Lincoln, NE 68510
For Details Click Here

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Coffee, Two Hearses and a Dog

A woman was leaving a 7-11 with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.

A long black hearse was followed by a second hearse about 50 feet behind. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a Pit Bull dog on a leash.

Behind her were 200 women walking single file.

The woman couldn't stand the curiosity. She respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, "I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is bad time to disturb you, but I've never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?"

The woman replied, "Well, that first hearse is for my husband,"

"What happened to him?"

The woman replied, "My dog attacked and killed him."

She inquired further, "Well who is in the second hearse?"

"His mistress. She tried to help my husband, then the dog turned on her."

A poignant and thoughtful moment of silence passes between the two women.

"Can I borrow the dog?"

She replied, "Get in line."

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

TEN PLAGUES-By Mary Nealy (that's me!)

For more details go to and find out all about my Season of Suspense.
Ten Plagues
coming October 1st to bookstores near you.
Available now for preorder on

About Ten Plagues

A demon possessed serial killer acts out the Ten Plagues of Egypt on the city of Chicago.
An inner city mission paster draws the attention of a madman and becomes the focus of his rage.

A lady cop with the spiritual gift of discerning spirits gets the case and is confronted with an evil unlike any she's ever known.

The pastor and the cop race to stop a murderer,

knowing that the plague of the first born and the plague of darkness are being saved just for them.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

You Know You're From Nebraska When....

The local gas station sells live bait, next to the local jerked beef and homemade jam.

At least twice a year some part of your home doubles as a meat processing plant.

You understand that brakes on silage trucks are considered a luxury.

“Bulldoggin'“ is an event.

As the American flag passes, you are on your feet and have removed your hat, your hand is over your heart, or someone behind you gives you a slap-on-the-head reminder to do so.
You think that the start of deer and pheasant season is a national holiday.
You understand the true meaning to “snipe” hunting.

Pop is the only name for soda.

The trip into town for school takes longer than your lunch period.

“Crown Royal” has nothing to do with nobility.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

You Know You're From Nebraska When...

You know how to polka, but never tried it sober....

You know what “knee-high by the Fourth of July” means.

You know the difference between “Green” and “Red” farm machinery, and would fight with your friends on the playground over which was better!

You buy Christmas presents at Fleet Farm or Tractor Supply Co.

You hear someone use the word “oof-dah” or “Holy Buckets” and you don't break into uncontrollable laughter.

You or someone you know was a “Beef Queen” or “Dairy Princess” at the county fair.

You know that “combine” is a noun.

You let your older siblings talk you into putting your tongue on a steel post in the middle of winter, or peeing on a electric fence.

You know that “creek” rhymes with “pick”.

Football schedules, branding calves and weaning, hunting season and harvest are all taken into consideration before wedding dates are set.

If the sun is out, it's really windy, and you’re getting wet....better get on upside to moving livestock.

Saturday you go to your local bowling alley.

Cruising “Main” lasts for six blocks.

You have driven your car on the lake.

You can make sense of “upnort” and “batree”.

Every wedding dance you have ever been to has the hokey pokey and the chicken dance.

Your definition of a small town is one that only has one bar.

If a road you're driving on has more than three curves to a are nearing or in the Sand Hills.

Your vocabulary still includes, “Yes, Ma’am” and “No, Sir”

You actually understand these jokes and will forward them to all your Nebraska friends!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Out of Control Makes Bestseller List!!!

Out of Control
My August Release
Just showed up on the
(Just in case you think I'd ... ahem ... make this up!)

Hard to Buy For :)

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers.

One evening, they chatted after having dinner together. They discussed the 75th birthday gifts they were able to give their elderly mother who moved to Florida.

The first said, "You know I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, “And I had a large theater built in the house."

The third said, "And I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well. I met this preacher who told me about a parrot who could recite the entire Bible. It took ten preachers almost 8 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $50,000 a year for five years to the church, but it was worth it. Mama only has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed. After the celebration Mama sent out her Thank You notes.

She wrote: Milton, the house you built is so huge that I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound and it can hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing, and I’m nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious. Thank you so much."