2022 is almost over. What a wild and crazy ride! So much has happened, most of it good. Some of it not so good, but in hindsight even the ugly parts were blessings in disguise. I call that a win! One great thing that happened was publishing my novella Oliver. I love the story and [...]
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How’ve y’all been?
Lord - it's been a while since I've posted anything on my author site. I don't even know if there's anyone here but something happened that I have to share. The incredibly talented author and fantastic friend, mentor, animal lover, prankster, (the list goes on and on) Carolyn Haines gave me an early Christmas present. [...]
What year is it?
Wow... I can't believe it's 2021. I'm sure a lot you of are feeling the same way so I know I'm not alone. So much has happened in a time where it feels like NOTHING is happening due to months of self isolation. Last April I decided to leave my job temporarily at the bookstore [...]
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Every author needs an outlet. Especially one that will supplement a new author's income. If you purchase one of my felted creations, you are also supporting a starving artist. My pups and I thank you!
2019 has been a great year!
I can't believe it's almost over. I knew that 2019 was going to be a good one, but I had no idea it would go out with such a bang. Y'all. Walking The Wrong Way Home has sold over 300 copies since the publishing date of 11-26th. I had my first book event at Story [...]
So many things going on here! I've been busy, so I'll catch you up. First - I've received 237 pre-orders for Walking The Wrong Way Home. Thanks everybody for supporting me! You helped more than you know. The money received helped pay for artwork for the book, marketing, mailing supplies and books for the event. [...]
WALKING THE WRONG WAY HOME stories by Mandy Haynes
If you've read my older blogs, you know that I toyed with the idea of starting a Patreon account to help with the costs to publish my book. I just couldn't do it. I know other authors who have and they have fun doing it. And lots of success. But it just wasn't for me. [...]
I've been missing in action, but I'm back!
I've missed you guys. So many things going on in Fernandina Beach. I started a job as a bookseller at a beautiful spot here called Story & Song Bookstore and Bistro. Actually two jobs - I'm in the Bistro as a chef about fifty percent of the time. So learning two new jobs and working [...]
Several people back in Tennessee have asked to read the story. It’s a very personal story, but after my friend told me she was approached by two women at her bridge club who wanted her to thank me for sharing, I decided to put it here. The theme was Hope for The Holidays. Here’s my story –
Tell your story.
Our lives are a puzzle - made of so many different, odd shaped pieces.
Those weird ones with the sharp angles, dark red or deep blue, that look more like someone else's bad dream than a piece of your puzzle.