The statue of the bucking horse is one of my prized possessions. I got really interested in western art when I was writing Wrangler in Petticoats. My hero was a western artist. My bucking horse isn’t a genuine, original piece of art—just an overpriced bookend that makes me smile every time I look at it.
The row of books is a version of each of my books in each of its formats. The picture above the desk was painted by a friend who used to live about ¼ a mile away from me on our rural road. She was raising four kids, as was I, and neither of us had so much as a notion that she’d one day be a pretty successful painter and I’d be writing books. I love looking at it. I’ve got my Christy medal hanging from the corner of Karen Cooper’s painting.
On the far end is a barely visible snapshot of me holding my two precious grandbabies. I’ve got my laptop and computer open, which isn’t normal (though it does make me look really industrious, don’t you think?) The rest, well, honestly, I could have tidied up for you, Tricia, but that would’ve been so out of character as to be dishonest. You wouldn’t want me to be dishonest would you??? Huh??? Huh??? 🙂
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy…with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita and Christy and Inspirational Reader’s Choice finalist. She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep and Over the Edge. Her work also inclues Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie’s Daughters Trilogy.
She also wrote Ten Plagues, a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders, three cozy mysteries, under the name Mary Nealy.
Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren. Find out more about her on her website or follow her on Twitter.
Mary is giving away one copy of her recently released novel, Over the Edge. You have until 12:01 a.m. next Tuesday to enter. Only those in the continental U.S. are eligible to win.
I love the bucking cowboy!@
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Can’t wait to read this one!
Mel @ Trailing After God
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Would love to win
Mrs. Smith says
I love Mary Connealy!
How fun to see your writing area! Love your books! Thanks for a chance to win. : )
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Hi Mary, items you love to have near you are for you and not others so doesnt have to be expensive, I have an angel speaking into rabbits ear in my garden that I love -got at yard sale.
Love to read your books and would be pleased to be a winner of this one.
The book sounds awesome and Mary sounds like a fabulous lady… Have a wonderful day and I hope I win 🙂
Mary Ellen Ashenfelder says
Sounds like a fun and interesting read. Please accept my entry. Thank you 🙂
Johnda Scott says
Would love to win. Romantic Westerns and Amish books are my favorite genres!!! jlscott49 at roadrunner dot com
A Cooking Bookworm says
Would love to read Mary’s newest book! Thanks for the giveaway!
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I tried last night and didn’t have any luck. I don’t think I was posting question in the right spot. It was kind of fun and I did meet a couple of people I’m friends with on Facebook and several authors who I said hi to and they said hello back, that was cool! I Hope Over The Edge does awesome!
Would love to win a copy of Over the Edge. I love Mary’s books.
Gwendolyn Gage says
Love Mary’s sense of humor, and can’t wait to see what she does with this one. 🙂
Heyy, I loved the first book in this series 🙂
A friend of mine mentioned this book once and it sounds cute. Like the desk. I’m not a neat desk person either and I love horses. Thanks for the little glimpse into this writer’s life.
Looks like a great read! Angie @ email@example.com
Would love to read it!
Becky Doughty says
I love to see other authors’ work-spaces! This series is fun and informative and offers lots of ideas. And Mary – love your realness!
Been wanting to read this book so to win a copy would be divine!
Christina Lasswell says
I just recently discovered your books, Mary. I’d love to win one! I’ve been working on a novel myself, and above my desk are handwritten notes from various authors I’ve met. They are inspiring and I treasure them! Great to see your workspace!
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Betty C says
Your desk looks much neater than mine and I have no legitimate excuse.
Please enter me in your contest.
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The book sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing a new author (to me) and the chance to win her book.
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Your desk is MUCH neater than mine! I would love to win this book. I have a real love of this genre. Please enter me in the contest. Blessings!!
Diana Gardner says
Would love to win this book. firstname.lastname@example.org
I haven’t read anything by Mary before but I would love to get a chance to. 🙂
Mary – I’m glad you didn’t tidy up for us! Your desk looks neater than mine does. 🙂 Can’t wait to read your latest …
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Mary is an author who’s works I love. Would like nothing better than to win. jrs362 at hotmail dot
Emily Thurgood says
I love Mary’s books! 🙂