Tour Through Blogland

bloglandI was invited to participate in “A Tour Through Blogland,” also known as “The Virtual Blog Tour Award.” When my nominator, Sally Georgina Cronin introduced me to this project, she peaked my interest. After all, I just published my memoir and am pretty excited to let others know of its soon release date.

Feel free to visit Sally’s blog site,
There is a smorgasbord of stories for you to enjoy.

Now, the rules for this project:

  1. Pass the tour on to up to four other bloggers.
  2. Give them the rules and a specific Monday to post.
  3. Answer 4 questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

The last part of Tour Through Blogland is to write a one-time article which is to be posted on a Monday (the date supplied by your nominator). This article can be in the same post in which you answered the 4 questions. The article can be anything of your choosing.

Please see my article presentation Author Showcase after the 4th question.

imagesQSXRXGW0 - CopyThe date supplied by my nominator is Monday, February 9, 2015.

The date my nominees have been supplied by me is Monday February 16. 2015, or February 23, 2015. It’s their choice.

Drum roll please! My 2 nominees are:

Phyllis Nissila

Ellie Marrandette


Questions Section About My Creative Process

  1. What are you working on at the moment?
    I’m doing my best to keep my blog site current, preparing for book signing events, reviews and interviews.
  2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    “Running in Heels” chronicles more than just a change of circumstance. The story depicts a girl’s refusal to be defined by her environment as she seeks inner healing from brokenness that we are all longing for.
  3. Why do I write/create what I do?
    I write that I might inspire, encourage, and inform.  I write because I know I have a story to tell.
  4. How does my writing/creative process work?
    Concerning the book, from memories, either by conversations and/or photos. I jot down thoughts and ideas, feelings and beliefs on a subject and expand on them. Sometimes I would have to walk away and come back to it later.


 Author Showcase … Author Showcase … Author Showcase


NOMINEE: Phyllis Nissila

For Such a Time as This

6500Phyllis is a free-lance and sometimes contracted writer. Her articles have appeared in local, national, and international markets over the past thirty years. She is the author of Sentence CPR, Breathing Life Into Sentences That Might As Well Be Pushing Up Daisies, 2010, Cottonwood Press/Prufrock Press. Phyllis has taught for over thirty years and is currently a community college instructor in the Pacific Northwest where she teaches writing, effective learning, and college and career preparatory classes. Phyllis is a great encourager and a follower of Jesus Christ – my sister in the Lord!



NOMINEE: Ellie Marrandette

New Creations Ministries

Ellie9781478731818_p0_v1_s260x420Ellie Marrandette has a career in public relations and is a certified nutritional counselor. She is an author, an avid traveler having been to 49 states and 39 countries, a military wife, and recently when her husband became a pastor, now a pastor’s wife.



Thank you Phyllis and Ellie for accepting the nomination to Tour Through Blogland and for allowing me to showcase you in this article presentation. I’ve given fellow bloggers only a glimpse of your writing talent, and book success, and there’s so much more to read on your blog sites!

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 Please feel free to choose your Tour Through Blogland Photo!

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One response to “Tour Through Blogland

  1. Excellent response thank you Mary wish you great luck with the launch of Running in Heels – looking forward very much to your Sunday Show on 15th March.. best wishes Sally

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