Spotlight: M J Mallon Author

12 Jun

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”

~Maya Angelou

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Hello everyone! A warm welcome to The Writer Next Door! I’m excited to spotlight today the lovely and talented, Marjorie Mallon.

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Marje is a writer, poet, photographer, blogger, wife, mother––let’s just say she wears many hats. She keeps busy on her blog, M J Mallon Author, doing  Author Interviews, Spotlights, and Book Reviews . She is a very supportive member of the writing/blogging communities. In fact, she founded an organization on Facebook called, Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club to do just that.

What is the Authors/Bloggers Rainbow Support Club?

It’s a friendly community of authors/bloggers/book reviewers working together to support each other in a multitude of ways – e.g. by writing or sharing reviews, highlighting author spotlights/book launches/interviews, and posting writing/poetry/blogging tips, or tips about writing reviews, or discussing general topics of interest.

I am proud to say that I am a member of the club. Colleen Chesebro and Debby Gies have joined the club as administrators.

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.”

~ Anaïs Nin

M J Mallon wrote her first middle grade/YA fantasy novel, The Curse of Time, which is currently in the final editing stage.  She will soon be a published author and is already at work on a second novel.

The quotes on this post are some of Marje’s favorite quotes. You can read more of them here.

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In her words . . .

What can I tell you? Well before we start I’d like to suggest that you might want to pull up a comfy chair, sit back and enjoy my blog, Kyrosmagica, which is all about the magic of writing, my love of books, crystals,  laughter, and much, much, more! I’m writing a second novel, and blogging, of course, writing book reviews here, and on Goodreads, and Amazon, and in fact anywhere else that will have me! Being an open minded type of gal, I like to review a wide a range of genres as possible, including YA, Contemporary, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Asian Literature, Detective, LBGTQ, and from time to time when I’m feeling brave I read dark thriller, or perhaps a horror story..

I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a six foot hunk of a husband, who I met at the tender age of eighteen, who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Considering how long we’ve been together I could call him my swan, but I think black sheep kind of suits him, a charming black sheep! His title Black Sheep originated from a family joke, which you can read about in my post Mother in Laws and Black Sheep! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, art, photography and humour, I hope to keep you entertained.

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Maya Angelou

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Author M J Mallon has launched her novel, The Curse of Time and it is now available on Amazon.

Read more about Marje here

Be sure to visit Marjorie’s blog, M J Mallon Author

Connect with Marjorie Mallon on Social Media:





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Have a great week everyone and see you Friday for Haiku Friday!



28 Responses to “Spotlight: M J Mallon Author”

  1. olganm June 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

    Thanks, Vashti and good luck to Marjorie with her book and her great blog. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by, Olga! You’re always so supportive. ❤ xx


  2. Marje @ Kyrosmagica June 12, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi Vashti, thank you so much for the lovely author spotlight, quote from Maya Angelou, photos and mentioning the rainbow support club too. You did an awesome job. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q June 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

      It was a pleasure to do. I’m happy that you’re happy, Marje! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Ritu June 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    Good luck to Marje on her first release! She is always so supportive, I can only wish good things for her! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. John W. Howell June 12, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Super Spotlight, Vashti. Was nice to get to know Marje a little better.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    I was delighted to meet Marjorie Mallon on Saturday at the #BloggersBash and exchange a real hug with this lovely and talented writer. Do head over to Vashti’s blog and meet Marge and find out about her book due to be released later this year.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. dgkaye June 14, 2017 at 12:21 am #

    Fabulous spotlight on Marje, Vashti. Love our little author/blogger group and thank you for the mention. Marje and Colleen are two wonderful gals that I’m thrilled to call friends. Marje is certainly a dynamo and no doubts her book will be great! ❤ Hugs to both xo

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q June 14, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

      Hi Debby! Thank you very much. Glad you enjoyed it. Marje is fabulous and I love the Author/Blogger Rainbow Club too. ❤ Hugs&Kisses ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye June 14, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

        Agreed on all counts. And we love having you be part of it. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  7. robbiesinspiration June 14, 2017 at 12:47 am #

    A lovely guest post about Marje, Vashti. I was most interested to read about her forthcoming book.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 14, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

      Hello Robbie! Thank you. I’m excited about her upcoming book as well!

      Liked by 1 person

  8. allan hudson June 14, 2017 at 5:23 am #

    Always enjoy your posts Vashti. Thanks for telling us about Marjorie.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Hi Allan! Well, being that you’re the king of the author spotlight/features I’m happy to get your stamp of approval. Thank you very much and it’s my pleasure to feature Marje. 🙂


  9. Christy B June 14, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    This is great spotlight on Marje! I like how she lovingly refers to her hubby as the Black Sheep, hehe. Her blog is wonderful – that’s how I first met her 🙂 Well done with this post, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q June 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

      Hi Christy! Thank you I’m glad you enjoyed reading it. Yes, it is cute. Marje does have a wonderful blog. Thanks again. 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Lance Greenfield June 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

    Reblogged this on Write to Inspire.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Teagan Geneviene July 1, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    A delightful feature on Marjorie, Vashti. Hugs to you both.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q July 1, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      Thank you Teagan! ❤ Hugs&Kisses ❤



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