Category Archives: 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Easter All Year Long by Mary Alford

This year, because of family scheduling, my husband and I decided to have our Easter Celebration for our three granddaughters on Monday, the day after Easter. With so much commercialism involved in Easter, I wanted to make sure that each … Continue reading

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Living on the Edge of Danger… by Mary Alford

Anyone else out there love a good spy story? I don’t know what it is about them, but I just can’t get enough of spy stories, whether it’s reading or writing them. Maybe it’s the possibility of living every day … Continue reading

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The Dance by Mary Alford

About a year ago, my seven year old granddaughter was certain she wanted to be a dancer after she watched Angelina Ballerina. Unfortunately, for the dancing world that has since changed when the movie Frozen came out. She heard Idina … Continue reading

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Introducing Christian Suspense Author Rachel Dylan

I’m excited to announce a new feature here at the Christians Read Blog. Each month, we will be introducing you to a different Christian author. This month, we’re happy to have Christian Suspense author Rachel Dylan with us to tell us a … Continue reading

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The Mountains Are Calling… by Mary Alford

As a child, I grew up loving to go to the beach. Every vacation my family went on had to be to the beach…until one year when my husband and I visited the mountains. That was it. So long beach. … Continue reading

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Something New: New Release by Mary Alford

This month, I have a brand new release out from White Rose Publishing called Grace And The Rancher. At the heart of the story, is the belief in second chances. From God and from each other. Sometimes, we get so … Continue reading

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