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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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UPDATE:

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!

 

 

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“Meandering Mondays” Blog Hop & Linky Party!

2 Dec

Meandering Monday Blog Hop & Linky Party!

Hi everyone! Welcome bloggers, writers, readers, artists, fashionistas, foodies…anyone with a blog! Thank you for visiting. Stacey Gannett from “This Momma’s Ramblings” invited me to co-host the “Meandering Monday Blog Hop”! I’m so excited and grateful for the opportunity! If you’d like to grow your blog and discover some great blogs to visit and follow in the process join me and link up!
Have fun!

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Stacey’s words…

I would like to say thank you to all of our regular linkers and to all of the new ones who happen by, your support is wonderful!

Since we are in a new month, and that means we have new co-hosts, too! We have some great new co-hosts for December!

But first, let me welcome back my two linky party partners in crime…The wonderful Jessica from The Wondering Brain and Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures.

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And now for the wonderful group of ladies who have joined us as co-hosts for the month of December! If you would like to know more about each of these amazing ladies, please read “Welcome to my December Ladies”!

Without further ado, please welcome…

Millie & Kristina from 2 Crochet Hooks!

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Tiffany a.k.a Mrs Tee from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter
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Sinea from Ducks N a Row
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Vashti Q Vega from Vashti Q Vega’s Blog
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Megan from Meg’s Menagerie
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Be sure to stop by and share some love with each of these awesome ladies!

Grab a badge and join the party!

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Now it is time to introduce our favorite This Momma’s Meanderer’s from last week, and boy oh boy it was a difficult choice! Don’t forget to grab your “I Was Featured” badge of honor! Congratulations to you all!

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Jessica’s favorite post came from, Domain of the Mad Mommy with the post “Poor Monday
Saying, “It reallly is Monday not me! The song Manic Monday is now singing in my head: “It’s just another manic Monday. I wish it were Sunday because that’s my fun day. It’s just another manic Monday!” Yup! I got you singing it too :).”
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Natasha’s favorite post came from, Ms Moozys Open House with the post “Hot Cocoa Station and More
Saying, “Although I don’t have one crafty bone in my body, I love to see the crafts that people come up with. It’s just beautiful and amazing to me! This post is no exception. Being the hot cocoa addict that I am, the Hot Coco station drew me ”
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Cathy’s favorite came from Juggling Food, Family, and Chaos with the post “Mini Pumpkin Cheeescake Bites
Saying, “I love everything pumpkin! And I especially love these even more since they are no bake. Perfect size for portion control too!”
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Miranda’s favorite post came from, Dizzy Busy and Hungry with the post “Raspberry Gimlet”
Saying, “This cocktail spoke to me all week!”
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Melissa’s favorite post came from, La Strawberry Adventures with the post, “Crawfish Corn Soup”
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My favorite post came from, Dizzy Busy and Hungry also, with the “PB Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies”
Oh my! These look fabulous and will be a definite on the holiday baking agenda! You can never go wrong with this combination!
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Congratulations to all of you amazing and wonderful ladies! Don’t forget to grab and display our “Featured” badge!

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Thank you to all of you who joined us last week!

Now let’s get this party started!

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Remember everyone enjoys a little comment love!

Feel free to “meander” by some fellow bloggers and find a new recipe to make for the family, a helpful blogging tip, a funny story to read, and best of all a new friend to make! There are really no rules to follow, only some suggestions to keep in mind…because we are all to enjoy the friendships that come along by doing these few simple and wonderful things…

1. Link up your favorite story, recipe, photo, or helpful tip…As many as you want!

2. Please follow our Host’s and Co-host’s

3. Find some new friends to follow, friendships are what it’s all about!

4. Be sure to leave some comment love, to get it in return.

5. Grab our badge and display on your blog, sharing the love is what it’s all about.

Meander through the links and make some new friends, find some amazing and useful tips, and maybe even a new treat to try!

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we want you

I am looking for January co-hosts for This Momma’s Meandering Mondays? If interested, please drop me a line at ssgannett@gmail.com. I would love to have you along for the ride! You can also check out my sponsor page for more info.

This Momma’s Meandering Mondays, now offers more ways to link up all of your favorite sites, so that we have more opportunity to Meander around and share the love! So happy Linking everyone!

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