Author Archives: maryjalford

A Baby Changes Everything

I love this time of the year. All the Christmas decorations are up. Presents bought. Christmas cards are ready to mail. Now, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this most wonderful time of the year. Christmas represents a time … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday of mine. By now, the weather has shifted from warm to crisp. The trees are still turning here in Texas, and it’s the kickoff of the holiday season. A time when families gather together to … Continue reading

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What Are You Thankful For?

When the calendar flips over to November, it seems that the times flies by to Thanksgiving, and then before you know it, Christmas. It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy surrounding the Christmas season and overlook the … Continue reading

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Oh Look – There I Am! By Mary Alford

I’ll let you in on a little secret…most authors put pieces of themselves into their books. Whether it be in the hero or heroine’s personality traits or the setting for the book, if you look close enough, you can see … Continue reading

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A New Release For October!

A new month and a new release! Yesterday, my 6th Love Inspired Suspense released. The new book has me thinking about the crazy way how I started out writing for Love Inspired Suspense in the first place. In 2012, I … Continue reading

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An Invitation To A Party…

What would you do if you woke up one day and couldn’t remember anything about your life? Not what your name was, when you were born. Not even who your parents’ are. I can imagine it would be pretty scary. … Continue reading

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Here Comes Fall…

With the official start of Fall less than 20 days away, it sure doesn’t feel much like it here in Texas. Even though the local weathermen are warning we have a long road ahead filled with many hot days still before we can … Continue reading

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The Story Behind The Story

Do you love Amish Christmas romances as much as I do? There’s something about them that fills my heart with a longing for simpler times. In AMISH CHRISTMAS WISHES, Hannah Christianson is facing her first Christmas without her beloved father. … Continue reading

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Inspiring Things… by Mary Alford

As an author, inspiration comes to me in the most unusual of ways. I never know when an idea will take flight. Maybe it comes from something I’ve seen on TV, or overheard in a conversation. It can even come … Continue reading

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Vacation Time!

It’s that time of the years…vacation time. When the weather turns hot, I start thinking about someplace cool. Usually it’s outdoors in our pool, but this year, my husband and I went to our favorite vacation spot, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. … Continue reading

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When There’s No Way Out… by Mary J. Alford

Have you ever faced a situation where there doesn’t seem to be any way out. Throughout life, we all go through situations like this. Whether it be the loss of a loved one. Financial difficulties. A heartbreaking medical report. It’s … Continue reading

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If You Look Close Enough…

  I’ll let you in on a little secret…most authors put pieces of themselves into our characters. Whether it be the hero or heroine, if you look close enough, you can see little pieces of the author in their personalities and … Continue reading

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Happy National Paperclip Day!

Today is National Paperclip Day! I know, if you are like me you’re thinking, really? There really is a day for everything, isn’t there. But did you know… Paperclips are not just for holding papers together. There are many other things that … Continue reading

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Welcome guest author Christy Barritt

Welcome, Christy. We’re happy to have you here with us today. Can you tell us a little about how you started your writing career?  For as long as I can remember, I wanted to be a writer. The desire started … Continue reading

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Remembering the Sacrifice Mothers Make All Year Long

This last Sunday, we celebrated the mother’s in our lives and they so deserve our honor. They do so much for us each and every day of our lives. Whether it be bandaging a scrapped knee, or mending a broken … Continue reading

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