Author Archives: maryjalford

Pieces Of Me

As an author, I find myself putting pieces of my life into each of my books. Whether it’s my love of coffee, animals, or cooking, they all seem to find their way into my stories. In my White Rose Publishing romance … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The Beauty Of Broken by Mary Alford

Have you ever felt so broken that you didn’t see any way of coming back from it? Brokenness can come either from the circumstances forced on us or the self-infliction caused by us, and I think at some point in … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

God’s Majesty Displayed… by Mary Alford

    Like a lot of people, I was excited to watch the solar eclipse, even though I knew there wouldn’t be much to see in Texas. So at the appointed time, my husband and I went outside and I took a couple … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Great Christian Love Stories by Mary Alford

  When I first started reading romance novels, (I’m about to truly date myself), the Christian romance genre was TINY. Today, there’s a subgenres for Christian romance such as Amish, cowboy, small town, historical, and suspense to  name a few. … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas…

We are in full blown summer here in my neck of the woods in Texas, and it’s hibernation time.  You know what I mean. When the temperature creeps up to over a 100 degrees and its not fit for man … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Introducing Guest Author Colleen Coble

Write Who You Are   I’d always wanted to write from the first moment I wrote a story in first grade. That dream went underground for a while when raising our children, but I’d take it out and blow the … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Getting Away, If Only In Your Mind…

Its vacation time, and some of you are making travel plans for your summer getaways. Whether it’s a tropical beach somewhere, or a breathtaking mountain retreat, getting away from the day to day grind, even if it’s just for a … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

The Beauty Of Change

Okay, I know what you’re saying…change can be beautiful? No way. I’m inclined to agree with you. I’ll be the first person to say I am not a fan of change. It can be disruptive and overwhelming to your peace … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Guest author interview with Christy Barritt

I’ve always loved to read. As soon as I graduated from reading The Babysitter’s Club and Nancy Drew books, I immediately turned to Christian fiction. My mom knew they would be safe for my impressionable young mind. And I devoured … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Food for thought…

I love to cook. It’s one of my favorite hobbies. Whether I’m preparing new recipes or tweaking some old classics, cooking is a passion for me, just like writing. One of my favorite recipes is Spaghetti and Meatballs? It’s like … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Gift That Lasts Forever

What is the one gift that is almost always free, you can give it to yourself or others can give it to you, it doesn’t require shopping, and it renews itself daily. The answer is simple. Our memories. Whether we … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Please Welcome Guest Author Irene Hannon…

Greetings, everyone. And thank you, Mary, for inviting me to be a guest today. I have to begin this post with a confession. I didn’t set out to be a writer of Christian fiction. Not because I didn’t want to … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 8 Comments

A Belated Mother’s Day Wish To My Second Mother…

Yesterday we celebrated our mothers and everything that they do for us. I hope you all got a chance to see your mothers, and if you are a mother, I hope you were appreciated for all the hard you do. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Abundance of God

Here in Texas, an early spring has brought us breathtaking wild flowers, gentle rain, and a crop of dewberries in our backyard that is truly a gift from God. For those of you who don’t know what dewberries are, they … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Novel Preparation 101 with Guest Author DiAnn Mills

Novel Preparation 101 by Guest Author DiAnn Mills We writers have habits that help us organize and get started on new writing projects. Today I’d like to share with you how I assemble my thoughts and preparations before writing chapter … Continue reading

Posted in Mary Alford, Uncategorized | 1 Comment