Get to Know Mary

To be honest, I am not a fan of the phrase, “About Me”. Especially following a recent sermon that warned against the frequently touted phrase, “It’s not about you. It’s about God.” True. It’s also about His word, His people. But I get it. When you visit a website, naturally you’d want to know something about the heart of the author.

That being said, I’m married to Bruce Felkins. Our quiver is  amply blessed with four semi-adult children, Anthony, Alexandra, Jonathan, and Caroline. In short, parenting is God’s curriculum to teach how very much I need Him. 

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart.

I love all things romance…

~A perfectly planned and executed proposal

~ A bride in white floating down the aisle (or meadow, or shoreline, or barn) to Jeremiah Clarke’s classic Trumpet Voluntare toward her dashing lover in black tux

~The mesmerizing full moon with its radiant light slicing across the glassy, black surface of the ocean

~The brilliance of a multi-colored sugar maple tree

~A hero’s welcome. This always has me reaching for a tissue.

I find scripture to be the most romantic writing ever. The scene in Revelation 19:11 is particularly captivating. Christ presents Himself as the Rider on a white horse. His robe is dipped in blood. He is Faithful and True. His angel armies on white horses follow Him as they prepare to do business with the enemy.

I love hilarity. The way I see it, the alternative to laughing is, well, crying.

My passion? Writing. Since I first learned to scribble stories on notebook paper while crazy ideas streamed in my day-dreamy brain. In my former career as a Dietitian, I wrote most of my own teaching material. My first “published” work was in junior high. That baby even had chapters, illustrations drawn in colored marker, and my own logo. 

After a few years’ coaching with My Book Therapy, my current novel was published with Pelican Book Group. The genre is inspirational romance, of course, because the world needs more happily ever afters.