Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!


We’ve been sharing insight into the stories that make up Warm Mulled Kisses. If you didn’t get the chance to read the Christmas letter by Lena Nelson Dooley’s heroine, Scarlett, you can find it here!
Mark it on your calendar! November 12 is party time – WARM MULLED KISSES style! You’ll hear more and more about our “Mistletoe Madness” as the day nears, but today’s author is offering up her house as our party place. Not sure there will be much left when we’re through! Glad J.A. Marx is the generous type!

cover Christmas ApplesShe, along with Sydnie Shreffler, created the story  “Christmas Apples.” The heroine, Bailey Chapman offers our Christmas note today.
“Dear Santa, or St Nicolaus, or guy behind the white beard and red suit.
I don’t celebrate you and materialism bugs me. As a single mom and widowed pastor’s wife, i’ve learned look to a source of real help. Jesus. Yes, I’m slightly cynical. And lonely. My kids desperately need a dad, and you can’t fix that. I’ve got to do something with this huge estate that’s been handed down to my son, and I’m overwhelmed by the task. Your “magic” can’t fix that either. I’ve been grieving for 5 years, and I think I’ve reached a stable point of heart. That’s really all I want to say…and I just realized you’ve just given me a Christmas present: a listening ear. Thanks for letting me unload my emotional stuff on you.
-Bailey Chapman
P.S. I love apple cider.Marx head 2
About the Author: J.A. Marx, multi-published author/editor, resides in Texas. She has written various articles for ACFW, CBN, Texas Health Mom’s Blog, and edited for a national healthcare e-zine. When she’s not writing, she’s painting, working out at the gym, or playing with the grandkids


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.

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