Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!



Java JiveRemember when I mentioned my short story, Java Jive in yesterday’s post about A Dozen Apologies free days? I mentioned it was a final in the Splickety Love/My Book Therapy Flash Fiction contest!

Well, I just got my copy of Splickety Love Magazine! And I won! My short story, Java Jive placed first in the Splickety Love/My Book Therapy contest!

Oh my gosh! What a day! A Dozen Apologies is rising in the Amazon rankings. My fam and I performed at a Dessert Theater. And now I’ve won the first place prize – after I’d completely convinced myself that I wouldn’t, so it wouldn’t be too much of a let down! LOL!

This is a Valentine’s Day to remember! *Squealing and dancing! 

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

10 thoughts on “NEWS!

  1. Way to go, Marji!
    Now, what’s it gonna take before you start believing in your writing?


  2. Congratulations!! How do I get to your story? (I had trouble finding it on Splickety…)


    • It actually requires purchasing the issue. I bet if you email the folks there, they can tell you how to get a copy! Thanks so much for wanting to read it! 🙂


  3. So happy for you, Marji!!!

    Lena Nelson Dooley – Co-founder of ACFW DFW Ready Writers – Characters Who Grip Your Heart
    http://www.lenanelsondooley.com TBCN Readers Choice 2013 Blog of the Year
    Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico, Summerside Press, given the Will Rogers Medallion Award for excellence in western media
    Maggie’s Journey, Charisma House/Realms, Selah Award
    Mary’s Blessing, Charisma House/Realms, Selah Finalist
    Catherine’s Pursuit – Charisma House/Realms


  4. Congratulations Marji! I know you’re excited. What a great day!


  5. This is wonderful news. Congratulations!