Thursday, December 27, 2012

SNOW DAY

SNOWY DAY
SNOWY BRANCHES
SNOWY PINE

 SNOWY ROAD
SNOWY CARS 
 SNOWY BUILDING WHERE I WORK
SNOWY COWS WHERE I LIVE
 
IT ALL ADDS UP TO A SNOW DAY

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How do you decide who to marry?

1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids)

-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

-No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.

-- Kristen, age 10


2.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.

-- Camille, age 10


3.
HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.

-- Derrick, age 8


4.
WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
Both don't want any more kids.

-- Lori, age 8


5.
WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
-Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.

-- Lynnette, age 8


-On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.

-- Martin, age 10


6.
WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
-When they're rich.

-- Pam, age 7


-The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.

- - Curt, age 7


-The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
- - Howard, age 8

7.
IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.

-- Anita, age 9


8.
HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?

-- Kelvin, age 8


And the #1 Favorite is
.......

9.
HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10
Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mary Connealy's Book Covers

Trial and TerrorFright at the MuseumClueless CowboyBossy BridegroomMary ConnealyLassoed in Texas Trilogy
Christy Award FinalistHeartSongs10.inddA Home For ChristmasA Bride for All SeasonsWrangler in PetticoatsWildflower Bride
Ten PlaguesSwept-Away smSophies Daughters TrilogySharpshooter in Petticoatsrita jpegOver th Edge
Out of ControlNosy in NebraskaMontana RoseMontana Marriages TrilogyLassoed in Texas Trilogy smIn Too Deep

How I pass a snowy afternoon.

First Snow of Winter

 The cows across the road from my house.
I'm taking this from my front steps, the briefest possible exposure to the elements.
My Cowboy has been out pushing snow all morning, since before I got up.
He's shipping calves today, for an auction tomorrow so he had to get a semi-truck up to these gates!
 
Then travel on roads that we HOPE are clear and not slick.
 
 My front steps. I usually judge snow fall amounts by looking at the railings on these steps.
 This is south of the house. The barn and pick-up with cattle trailer attached. Besides the semi we need to haul two loads in the two trailers My Cowboy and his brother own. This is looking through my screened in back porch, you can see the windmill on the top right corner.
This is out the back door. My cherry tree left, the garage right, the tracks from My Cowboy wading down to the shed to get his tractor fired up.
White Christmas!
Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A SEEKERVILLE CHRISTMAS TREE!


Read all about our
Seeker Christmas Tree
on
Cheryl St. John's
Great Christmas Tree Tour
Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Great Christmas Gift Idea



The Christian Alphabet

A story book for children


To learn more
about the artist who created this book,
come visit with her today on Seekerville








Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Great Christmas Quotes

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?

Dr. Seuss
More Great Christmas Quote today on Petticoats & Pistols. Read More HERE


Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Friday, December 14, 2012

The True Story of Saint Nicholas - Petticoats & Pistols

The True Story of Saint Nicholas - Petticoats & Pistols


Saint Nicholas b. 270 AD was a Bishop in what is now Turkey. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as ...read more here

Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Happy 12-12-12



At 12 minutes past noon, in Elkhorn, Nebraska
a group of twelve riders will jump twelve horses over twelve barriers to celebrate
12:12:12:12:12

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Sunday, December 02, 2012

$25 ecard giveaway today on SEEKERVILLE!!

I've just finished judging the First Impression contest for ACFW, which is such a great idea for a contest.
It made me start thinking about starting a story and I’m going to try and talk with you about where, when and how.
Read More Here....
Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Christmas Tree Tour

Today's my day on
Cheryl St. John's
GREAT CHRISTMAS TREE TOUR
(Never mind that I didn't have a tree, I finagled a day anyway-DEAL WITH IT!!!!)
 

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Seekerville in December

Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The True Story of The First Thanksgiving

Prompted by a good harvest, the first Thanksgiving in the New World was celebrated by the Pilgrims in 1621. That feast was attended by 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating thanksgiving days of prayer...read more here

Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Friday, November 09, 2012

The Moral Premise-in a bag

I'm giving a talk tomorrow at the
And by 'giving a talk' I mean stuttering and shaking before other humans as I impart to them things THEY ALREADY KNOW!
Not a fan.
I prefer to write books.
But still, they asked and I fell for it.
I'm giving a lesson about
So I'm distracting my writer friends from my incompetence by giving away a gift bag containing a copy of
The Moral Premise
And Chocolate

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A strange and lovely reading of my Christmas book's back cover copy

I'm just sharing it because it made me smile.
Buy
Candlelight Christmas
for $2.99
Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Saturday, November 03, 2012

A Bride for All Seasons Available for Preorder

Today is the first I've seen it.
A BRIDE FOR ALL SEASONS
Preorder on Amazon
A novella collection with
Margaret Brownley, Robin Lee Hatcher, Debra Clopton and Mary Connealy (me!)

It's available now for preorder and releases next JUNE.

1800s mail-order bride catalogs facilitated many happy marriages. Here are the stories of four couples who owe their wedded bliss to creative editing by The Hitching Post publisher.

“And Then Came Spring”—Margaret Brownley
Sheriff Tom Garrett wants vengeance on his brother's murderers, but he must think of his orphaned nephew. Then Mary-Jo shows up, swearing she married Tom’s brother by proxy and he’d neglected to mention a son.
“An Ever-After Summer”—Debra Clopton
Widower Matt McConnell wrote his ad with no room for misunderstanding—Bible believers need not apply. But Bible-thumping Ellie shows up on his doorstep. Matt’s so desperate for her help that he accepts.
“Autumn’s Angel”—Robin Lee Hatcher
Luvena Abbott is a singing sensation in New York. But as guardian to her brother’s children, she has few options to provide a home. Clay Birch won an abandoned theater in a poker game. The Hitching Post editor thinks they'll make a perfect match.
“Winter Wedding Bells”—Mary Connealy
David Laramie is looking for a woman to care for his children. In exchange he’ll make her financially comfortable for life. But no woman wants to marry a dying man. Then Megan responds to his ad. It seems his “edited” letter contained no mention of him dying.


Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

CHANCE TO WIN A LAPTOP!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE DRAWING FOR A

LAPTOP COMPUTER


ON SEEKERVILLE
http://www.seekerville.blogspot.com
GO THERE AND LEAVE A COMMENT
WE ARE ALSO GIVING AWAY THE COMPLETE OCTOBER FICTION RELEASE LIST FROM BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHING
YOU MUST LEAVE A COMMENT TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE DRAWING.

Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CHANCE TO WIN MY NEW CHRISTMAS NOVELLA


ON PETTICOATS AND PISTOLS TODAY!
I have a book releasing this week. A Christmas novella, two books in one, with Multiple Rita Winner Linda Goodnight.

Leave a comment on Petticoats and Pistols TODAY ONLY to get your name in the drawing for an Kindle ebook.

And the party rages on in Wildflower Junction ONLY TODAY AND TOMORROW TO GET YOUR NAME IN THE DRAWING FOR:
Grand Prize--$100 Gift Card (Your choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble)
Two runners up prizes--$25 Gift Cards (Your choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

Here's more about my ebooks Candlelight Christmas

Book 1. The Outlaw’s Gift by Linda Goodnight READ MORE HERE

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH LINDA GOODNIGHT AND MARY CONNEALY!

Two Inspirational Christmas Stories ...
1. The Outlaw’s Gift by Linda Goodnight
1880s Oklahoma Territory
When drifter Seth Blackstone shows up at Raven Patterson’s homestead, Raven thinks this may be the solution to all her problems. But Seth’s mysterious past is about to catch up with him and could mean disaster for them both.

2. The Christmas Candle by Mary Connealy
Arkansas Ozarks 1883
Gabe Wagner, has left his hectic city life and moved onto Rose Palmer’s mountain. His plans to build a house will tear the heart out of her Ozark Mountain home. Rose learns that what she calls peace and quiet has evolved into isolation and loneliness. As Christmas approaches and she searches for the perfect way to honor the Savior’s birth, she realizes she wants to let Gabe into her life. But to do it, she may have to face a larger world that frightens her while she gives up the safe life she has always known.

Can the search for the perfect Christmas candle and the broken hearts of two little boys bring a solitary woman and a grieving man together?
Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

BRAND NEW CHRISTMAS ROMANCE!

An all new Christmas Novella Collection
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS
Linda Goodnight-The Outlaw's Gift
Mary Connealy (me!)-The Christmas Candle
Available on Amazon NOW
FOR $2.99
 
Mary Connealy http://www.maryconnealy.com

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Interview and Giveaway

 
Stop by 
amandabarratt.blogspot.com
for an interview and giveaway of my latest book
Over Edge and read her great interview

Friday, October 12, 2012

Great new look-Great new prizes: Petticoats and Pistols

UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH
It’s party time at the Junction!!!
We are so excited to have unveiled our new look,
that we just had to throw a good old-fashioned boot-scootin’ party.
And what’s a party without gifts?
Boring.
We can’t have that.
Felicia’s old mule, Jasper, would start buckin’ and causing all kinds of havoc.
So, for the next two weeks, in addition to our usual fun western posts, the Fillies are also going to treat you to some fun Petticoats & Pistols trivia.
But more importantly, we’re going to treat you – our loyal readers – to some fabulous gifts.

Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card
(Your choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble)
And just because we love our readers and want to spread the good times around,
we will also be giving away:
$25 Gift Cards to 2 additional winners!
Everyone who leaves a comment between now and October 25th will be... READ MORE

Mary Connealy

Thursday, October 04, 2012

$55 EGIFT CARD GIVEAWAY TODAY ON SEEKERVILLE

DOUBLE FIVES
TO CELELBRATE
FIVE YEARS OF SEEKERVILLE
AND
FIVE YEARS OF ME BEING A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
$55
Five Years Since Petticoat Ranch hit the shelves

A Timeline
2007—Petticoat Ranch released, it was finished before it was contracted
Read More...






 

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Thursday, September 27, 2012

One Room Country School house

Todays my day on
Petticoats and Pistols
We’ve spent the week talking about one room country schools
and we’re talking about long ago history.
But I have a little different version of these tiny schools.
I went to one. My cowboy husband went to one.
Read More here
on
http://www.petticoatsandpistols.com

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

ACFW CONFERENCE!!!

 Mary, Myra and Janet at the Dallas Rodeo Museum
 Melanie Dickerson and Janet Dean
 Me and Melanie Dickerson
 L-R Myra Johnson, Janet Dean, Dale, My Cowboy and Jack
And a disturbing town listing the price of a bath, 15 cents for fresh water, 5  cents for used!

Mary Connealy
http://www.maryconnealy.com