Tired and Excited and Full of News!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

I spent the weekend at Georgia Romance Writers’ yearly conference, Moonlight & Magnolias! There were so many good workshops and speakers my head aches from trying to shove more information into it!  I had a blast! Pretty Good lunch Saturday.

Mary Marvella with attitude!

Author MJ Flournoy's photo.Kelly L Stone's photo.

We had an elegant banquet Saturday night!  Melba and I sat with some dear freiends!

'Having a great time with my peeps!!!'

I found a cutie, but he was too young, so I had to let him go!

'Great party. Look at the hot guy I found again tonight.''Out to dinner at Scalini's.'

MJ and I had dinner with some awesome ladies! I’ll identify them later!

I have a book free on Amazon until Monday night, that’s tonight! Please download it, even if you don’t have time to read it.  http://www.amazon.com/GIFT-Mary-Marvella-ebook/dp/B00631OX6W/

The Romance Dish's photo.

And I have a first chapter featured forProtective Instincts.  I don’t know what to expect with it, but I’d LOVE comments! Your chapter post goes live 05 Oct at 1:00AM eastern:

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A Little Ghost Story


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This is a picture of the curtains I made for my daughter’s breakfast room. Look closely at the picture, then read the story below.

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My mother was an awesome seamstress. I like to think I took after her, but I know I’ll never be as good as she was. Mom passed away when I was 20.

About six years after her death, we bought a new house and I needed new curtains for the living room. Now this was way back in the early seventies and times were lean. I couldn’t afford to buy new curtains, so I went to a mill outlet store that Mom used to visit and bought the material to make curtains. I even bought lining material.

I measured and cut the material for my curtains, then realized I didn’t know how to do the sides and hem to give them a finished look. I stewed over it all day and finally gave up. That night in a dream, my mom came and showed me exactly how to fold the material to make the finished curtains. I got up the next morning went to my machine and her method worked perfectly.

Now, you might say that isn’t a ghost story and you’re right. It isn’t. But that isn’t the ghost story, this is. Those of you who have been following my feed have seen the curtains I just made for my daughter. She came down and helped me with the cutting, ironing and removing pins. She doesn’t sew.

Anyway as we sat at the table folding the side of the curtain panels she asked me about the red velvet curtains that were in our home when she was about 6 or 7 years old. I told her the little story above as she sat across from me at the table. When I pulled the last length of material across the table to finish pinning the side hem, there at the end were three perfectly placed pins in a perfectly folded hem. The pins were not there when we spread the material and I was working from the hem end to the top.

Momma was watching and wanted us to know she was still there to help.

NYC here I come!

Originally posted on Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors:

It’s time for Romance Writers of America’s National Conference. This year the event is in the Big Apple. I’m so excited to see my old friends and make new friends.

If you’ve never attended RWA’s National, you don’t know what you are missing. Think of it 2000+ authors, plus editors and agents all gathered to discuss what is happening in the industry.

This year there so many things I want to do. There is the little Asian Fusion restauranttimesquarenyc libertymarriott46260362Jerseyboys

that we found and loved. My friends an I will be sure to return there. Then there is Junior’s right across from the hotel and has the most devine cheesecake.

This year Kiss of Death, the mystery and suspense chapter of RWA is meeting with the FBI for the inside scoop on all things FBI related. I’ll try to post another blog with some details. Then there is the Outreach International…

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