Today my guest is one of my favourite authors and I’m so pleased to welcome her to my blog. She has won so many awards with her first book that it’s becoming difficult to read the title on the cover! I read and reviewed her book and was overwhelmed with what she went through, I sobbed my way through it! But it has a happy ending as Mary is one of life’s survivors (whoops, was that a spoiler?) Learn more about this amazing lady.
Mary Schmidt writes under the pen name of S. Jackson and her husband, Michael, writes under the pen name of A. Raymond. Both grew up in the middle of Kansas, and they are eclectic authors having written 15 books thus far. They enjoy traveling, reading, poker, enjoying the mountains, and playing with two year old grandson, Austin.
I knew I would write a book eventually back in 1990. That year was a rough one for me and my family personally, and I’ve kept journals most of my life. I had many stories to tell but I wasn’t quite ready, mentally or emotionally, in going headlong into a 376 page book. When 2013 rolled around, I knew then that I was going to put words and stories from my journals into digital format.
The hardest and most difficult part initially was actually going into and reading my journals from 1989 – 1990 as my first book is Non-Fiction/Spiritual in nature. I knew my book had to be written and I knew the many messages in my book needed to be published, so that hopefully I could help others through difficult times in their lives or the lives of others they knew. The timing was right as I had left nursing in December 2012. My first book was extremely difficult since the stories were real. Some days I could write one sentence and then I was done for the day. Other days I could write more. From that was born When Angels Fly. From now through the end of October, When Angels Fly is 0.99 cents!
I have three books I would like to touch on in this post. These are books for children and I saw that Mary got a bronze medal from Reader’s Favorite for The Big cheese Festival.
2016 New Apple Official Selection E-Book Award
2016 Ring of Honor Circle of Books Silver Second Place Award
2016 McGrath House Independent Book Awards Finalist
2016 Number One Amazon Best Seller
2016 Reader’s Favorite Five Stars
2017 Literary Titan Silver 2nd Place Award
These are the American links for Mary’s books.
When Angels Fly https://www.amazon.com/ebook/dp/B017UNVWDI
The Big cheese Festival – a book for children about bullying.
Shadow and Friends Celebrate Ellsworth, KS 150th Birthday
Mary, it’s been great having you as a guest this week.