Mary Connealy’s in DEEP TROUBLE

Seriously – I think Mary is always in deep trouble. Or at least her characters are 🙂

Well, if you’re a fan of Deep Trouble, then I have a book for you.

Mary Connealy’s newest adventure takes the reader deep into the heart of the Grand Canyon-  back when the west was young, men were cowboys, and women didn’t midn being rescued…mostly.

Shannon Dysart is trying to redeem her father’s name. Even if her father’s is dead, she’s determined to discover the city of gold he’d spent his life searching for. But her big city ways and naïve decision to hire a group of greedy stragglers leaves her wounded and trapped inside a cave to starve to death (Not to mention stalked by those same murderous stragglers who want to become rich from this ‘city of gold’.)

Along comes Gabe Lasley – a wanderer and resident -woman-roper (Read to find that one out). Gabe runs from heartbreak right into Shannon, and does what any self-respecting cowboy should do. He rescues her, and then regrets it. Unable to leave this intriguing and infuriating city-girl alone, Gabe finds his heart falling off the edge of reason and right into a whirlwind adventure.

With 5 sinister outlaws, a city of gold, and a canyon as beautiful and dangerous as love itself, Shannon and Gabe embark on a journey for true treasure. (and let me give you a hint – where your treasure is, that’s where your heart is too)

 Will Shannon discover that the best treasure can’t be wrapped in a thousand year old city, or will the pride of success and greed for acceptance destroy her life?

Deep Trouble follows along the same fast-paced adventure as Mary’s typical Connealy Classics. Add a dose of Indian Jones meets Dances With
Wolves, and you have an amazing story of cliffhangers (literally), treasure, and true love. Of course there’s humor too.

Make sure you take the time to discover this gem of a tale. It’s one of my Connealy Classic Keepers!

Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy

Mandy Gray is in a heap of trouble. With a band of murderous outlaws out for her hide, three young children to keep safe, and a castle-turned-prison, there’s not much else she can do but keep her rifle close by and hope for the best.

Until Tom Linscott decides to take what’s rightfully his. Or what he deems rightfully his.

For five years, he’s admired Mandy Gray from a distance – a greater distance than he’d have liked, and now that her sorry husband’s gone and gotten himself killed, Tom’s on the move. For Mandy. And he’s not takin’ NO for an answer – even if she’s the best sharpshooter on this side of the Mississippi. Problem is – can he win over her affections before she can get a chance kill him?

Well the Cooter clan aren’t going to make life easy for Mandy or anyone who loves her, which includes a wild array of characters from Mary Connealy’s other novels. And Mandy has a long way to go before she can trust in love…or herself. Will she open her heart for a second chance at love, or will she open up gunfire on the man whose willing to risk his life for her? Can she do both? 🙂

There’s only one way to find out.


If you’re in the mood for a sweet little romance that will provide only a slight pulse change and perhaps a sigh or two – DON’T READ THIS BOOK!!!

But if you want to laugh at perfectly placed male-female repartee, cringe at life-threatening close calls, up the pulse rate with adventure, and enjoy some sigh-worthy romance… then get to your nearest bookstore as quick as a trigger and BUY Sharpshooter in Petticoats by Mary Connealy.

It’s a full cast of characters and an amazing passel of kids, all heaped together in a story that will leave you with a smile on your face and a longing in your heart for just ONE MORE PAGE!!

Mary, I’m determined to get on some sort of reading list so someone will just deliver your books to my door on a regular basis. I think I’m keeping Lifeway in business, buying all your books.

Thanks for the wonderful adventure.

And let me just say that this book is one of the BEST beginnings I think you’ve written since Petticoat Ranch. It was so vibrant, funny, and unpredictable – I was enthralled and amazed, in between laughing out loud 🙂

Coming in 2011 – Deep Trouble and Out of Control

I’m sure there are more, but I’m not privy to those yet. Maybe Mary will stop by and share what’s up next on the wild frontiers of the Connealy imagination 🙂

ACFW Conference 2010 MORE PICS

Alright, two lovely ladies from Seekerville to the right. Janet Dean and Myra Johnson. Absolutely SWEET!! I had a great time getting the chance to know them better, and as I’ve noticed on their blog at Seekerville, they both are wonderful encouragers. That seems to be a trait of all those Seekers over there. Must be why I like them so much 🙂

Next is a pic with me, Audra Harders (Seeker) and newbie writer, Angie Dickens. Angie was there for the day and such a sweetie – her one sheet was FABULOUS!!! Before the end of the day, I found out that an agent had asked to see more of her work. Let us know what happens with that, Angie. Congrats.

Audra was WONDERFUL!!!! I can’t tell you how much she just took me under her wing and showered me with God’s grace. Even prayed with me before my editor meetings. Thank you, Audra. I will NOT forget – and I’m busily working on those proposals for the editors. Wanna read? 😉

Oh my goodness, author Patti Lacy was So. Much. Fun. She just welcomed me into her friendship like she’d known me forever. See that hug! That’s what I’m talkin’ about. A real hug. Another fantastic encourager and so funny.

The Genesis coordinator and author, Camy Tang, is pictured here between me and Winter Peck. So – Between Winter and Pepper. Two seasons. LOL

Sorry, I crack myself up sometimes.

At least our names make for some very good character names. Winter, I’m stealing your name for a book – just so you know. Think I’ll name all four sisters after the seasons 😉

ACFW Day #2

I’m heading back out the door in a minute, but wanted to show you two more pics from the conference. I’m SOOOOO tickled.!!!

Here’s a pic of me and Mary Connealy. I can’t tell you how very excited I was to get to meet this lady in person.

Next is a picture of another wonderful Seeker gal, Audra Harders. LOVELY person. Along with her is first time conferencee, Angi Dickens. She was a sweetie and excellent writer.