Tag Archives: a sudden gift of fate

Amazon Christmas shopping deadlines

Buying gifts (such as books on Amazon.com 🙂 Here are your Christmas deadlines:
Dec. 17 – last day for free Super Saver shipping
Dec. 20 – last day for orders with standard shipping
Dec. 21 – last day for two-day shipping
Dec. 22 – last day for one-day shipping

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Cyber Week book deal Nov. 28-Dec. 4

Order any of my novels from my eStores this week and receive 20% off your total order.  After clicking the “Add to Cart” buttons on the storefront pages, a new page opens. Put this code in the “Options and Discounts” box before clicking the “Check Out” button: (sorry, the deal has expired)

Here are my eStore web sites:

It’s my way of thanking you all for your support. Happy holidays!


After a bit of wrasslin’ with files, the cover and manuscript were just uploaded for publication. I have to wait for an all-clear on the files, then the first printed proof will be ordered. Fingers crossed!

Manuscript sent

On the six-months ’til St. Patrick’s Day mark, I’m thrilled to say that I’ve just uploaded the completed manuscript for publication. Now I’ve got to get the final draft of the cover, approve the completed proof and BOOYAH!*

* gratuitous reference to upcoming novel

Almost there

Printing out the layout version of 3/17 as I type this. That means print publication is about two weeks away. I’ll get to the digital versions ASAP after that.

Slow editing brings good muse

Just completed the third edit of the novel. Last evening, as I was dazed by the brutal heat that’s lingered here all week, my writing muse suggested a new way to begin this tale. Och, it’s brilliant!
     Today I start typing the editing changes into the manuscript and will labor most of the weekend to get this laid out. Hope you readers enjoy this story change. It strengthens both the Dante’s “Inferno” parody line and the main character. Off we go….


I have created a web site for all of my writing.
It’s called marypathyland.com. Consider it a clearinghouse for all
of my works, including digital versions of my new and already
published novels. Stop by and let me know what you think.

Be designed!

Design by Jocelyn Bailey

I met with talented graphic designer Jocelyn Bailey this morning to discuss her concept for the book cover design. Love it!
     If her name sounds familiar, it’s because she’s the talented artist who designed the covers for my other novels.
     As soon as the design is complete, I’ll post it here. Meanwhile, here’s a sample of her past work for me.
If you are interested in having her design something for you, contact me here.


Wall o' Sparkly Headbands & Tiaras

Katie, Kara & Keera Murphy’s Nirvana!

Edit round two

Phew! Just finished editing round two. One more fine-tooth comb edit and it’s on to layout stage! Buíochas le Dia.