Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!


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The Votes are IN!

Read today's chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity Press. Mara Adkins from A Dozen Apologies

Mara Adkins from A Dozen Apologies

So the votes have been counted for the favorite hero in A DOZEN APOLOGIES, and a clear winner has emerged.

Mara is sitting on pins and needles. She posted yesterday (did you know she has a Facebook profile?) that she’s starting to hear the Jeopardy song playing. I told her that I knew it was tough. As an author, I can just go on to my next novel while she waits around wondering who she gets set up with.

And besides, I already have a Valentine! 🙂

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Mara’s Journal – Chapter 6

Read today chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity PressAfter the first five chapters of Mara’s story, she’s destroyed a cake, given gifts to children, almost lost a dog, and decimated the dessert table of a fancy banquet. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. And just wait to see what she’ll do next!

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


Ruby’s Coming!

A RUBY CHRISTMAS begins posting chapters December 2!A Ruby Christmas begins tomorrow! Make sure you visit the Write Integrity Press website to get to know a little about Ruby, (http://writeintegrity.com) and then come back here for more on Chapter 1. You can also find links for other articles about Ruby, devotions, a letter from her, and even a special Pinterest game! (Worth over $400 in prizes for some lucky reader!) This is the place to start your Christmas off RIGHT!

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More Marketing Ideas for Authors

Yeah, I’m in an imagination zone right now and the ideas just keep coming. My experience with Write Integrity Press and The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt along with Tracy Ruckman and all of the other authors just inspired the tar out of me. I shared four main types of marketing last week. Continue reading


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Last Leg of the Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt

Oh my gosh! A drawing – strike that – a HUGE drawing to celebrate The Christmas Tree Treasure hunt. See more about it at Jennifer Fromke’s blog. Continue reading


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Christmas Wishes

I hope you’ve been enjoying The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt! I’m loving it! And I’m LOVING learning about these wonderful authors! Have you seen their articles at Write Integrity Press? Amazing recipes! (Even I have been tempted to don an apron!) And peeking into their favorite Christmas memories has been a delight. Not to mention all of the articles, tips, pics, and recipes at the Magnificent Hope Christmas Party. Along those lines, I have something new to share with you!

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The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt – Chapter 5, Part 2

This is the second section of my chapter. If you have missed any of The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt, by all means use the links at the right column to catch up! You don’t want to skip a word of this!

Read Chapter Five Part One by Marji Laine here.

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The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt – Chapter 5, Part 1

The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt

Grace takes delivery of a package and her life is turned upside down by nine sealed mystery envelopes from her late grandmother. Grammie’s instructions require Grace to take the journey of her lifetime, not only to far off places, but also into the deepest parts of her heart. As she follows the trail laid out for her and uncovers her family’s darkest secrets, Grace is forced to confront the loss and betrayal that has scarred her past and seek the greatest Christmas Treasure of all.

If you’ve missed any sections, though, be sure to use the links below to catch up!

Read Chapter One by Joan Campbell

Read Chapter Two by Ruth O’Neil

Read Chapter Three by J.A. Marx

Read Chapter Four by Deanna Klingel

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