Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

This Party Keeps Giving!

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cover Gift QuiltI’ve been hosting my co-authors from Warm Mulled Kisses these past two weeks. Though our party was a week ago, the stories these ladies have shared had just kept the fun coming!

And today’s debut author is definitely fun! Wait until you read the memory she shared and the things she did when she was a travel writer! 

Introducing Kathy Wall!


I was married at 2:00 on Christmas Eve. A snowstorm in East Tennessee cut the number of guests greatly, but my husband-to-be picked up the preacher and my dad got me to the church on time. So the wedding began. When my man went to slip the ring onto my finger, he dropped it and it rolled under my full-skirted floor-length dress. So he gets down on his hands and knees, lifts my dress and sticks his head under it. My mother gasped so loudly, I was afraid she would faint. He finds the ring, and promptly puts it on my finger. Fearful I would drop his ring, I grabbed his right hand (not the left one) and try to put the ring on. His knuckle was much larger than I remembered. The pastor said, “Let’s pray.” During the prayer, my husband slips the ring onto his left hand. Seeing what he did, I gasped. The pastor uttered the fastest Amen in the history of weddings. Thankfully, the service was almost over. About every other sentence the pastor said loud enough so only my husband and I could hear, “Everything is fine. All is well”. We met up with the man several years later when we visited his church. He introduced us as his most memorable wedding.

Few people know I wrote travel stories for magazines and newspapers for almost 15 years. As a result of my research, I’ve kissed a walrus, white water rafted the Kennebunk River in Maine, got lost and ended up in a nudist camp in Germany, and steered a ferry boat across Lake Michigan.

Most memorable wedding ever! And her job! Ha! That in itself should be a novel!

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.

One thought on “This Party Keeps Giving!

  1. Hey, there!

    Just wanted to let you know I was totally planning on going to your FB party, and I forgot! ☹ I was so disappointed. Glad it went well, though. 😊

    Also, a couple days ago they changed the router where I am staying, and now I get REALLY sick really fast from internet again. (heart skipping beats, etc.) They are going to try to move the router farther from me, so maybe that will help. But also, we will probably be moving into the house in about a month. 😊 We are SOOOOO grateful, especially to the many church friends who are helping tremendously w/ volunteer labor, and God of course. Anyway, if I can think of what to say, I may send a house update for the blog.

    Just curious–when is your next book needing to be edited? I can do that offline, and I am 99% finished now with my other friend’s book, so anytime is fine; just curious. 😊 Andmaybe will mentally plan to rest beforehand….