white_logo_color_backgroundMary has started a Facebook page for her editing business! https://www.facebook.com/Mary-Marvella-Edits. Mary will continue to edit for Gilded Dragonfly Books and to build her freelance editing business. She plans to offer webinars in self-editing techniques that can help authors get their projects into the best shape possible before submitting them to publishers or contests or publishing their work themselves. Check here and on Facebook for helpful worksheets, handouts, lists, and plans for workshops and webinars by Mary Marvella Edits.


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The Journey to Joy!

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Joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle. It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained. ― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky Joy! That overwhelming happiness that makes…

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Merry Christmas and a Free Novella


A story to warm your heart for only 99 cents! 

Gilded Dragonfly Books https://www.amazon.com/Matts-Christmas…/dp/B018DZJQ2G

Mary Christmas short story

A woman who has suffered spousal abuse finds the magic of Christmas!  



Free with coupon until Jan 14, 2017  GG87F

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Matt’s Christmas Angel by Mary Marvella

Add this to your list of must reads!

Angela Scavone

Mary Marvella is here with her Christmas Story Matt’s Christmas Angel. A Christmas Short Story previously published in A Stone Mountain Christmas Anthology.


A collection of Christmas stories ranging from romance, to fairies and superheroes, to people who need to believe again. Set in Stone Mountain, Georgia, these stories are filled with Southern-style tradition, love and the magic of Christmas.


Sleep captured Gwen in its gentle arms and eased her into her fondest memory. She was three years old and playing in her sandbox, the one mama said had been hers once upon a time. A child she’d never seen walked up to her sandbox and stood, staring at her.
     “You Gwen?” His face puckered up in a frown.
     Gwen nodded slowly. “Uh huh. Who are you?”
     The boy looked bigger than she was and real skinny. His glasses made him look like an owl. He…

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Depression and the Holidays

This is filled with things we need to consider!

Between the Beats

It’s the holiday season. We’ve passed Thanksgiving and now Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s is here. Somewhere in the midst of all that celebrating you suddenly feel as though the bottom dropped out. Shopping, caroling, entertaining, parties; whatever you’re doing and wherever you are, you just feel overwhelmed.  Maybe you realize you’ve spent more than you should have. Perhaps you forgot to invite someone to your party or forgot a party you had said you’d attend. Your in-laws are coming and you need to get the house in order. A dozen things could trigger that sinking sensation. Anxiety and depression during the holidays is more common than you’d expect.

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Drinking and eating too much can cause you to feel ill; insomnia, and headaches abound. For some people loneliness may be an issue. Perhaps you can’t be home with family and friends; maybe you’ve recently divorced or had a…

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Thanksgiving Road

This should put you in the mood for Thanksgiving and the Christmas holidays! Check it out on Amazon.com and grab your copy!

Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors


Thanksgiving is days away and many folks have shopped for traditional foods to prepare for guests. Others will go to someone’s house and still others will eat out with family and friends. Thanksgiving Road has stories about folks who go back to Stoneridge, GA, their hometown, for different reasons. Some others arrive there for this one Thanksgiving.

“A Very Bella Thanksgiving”, my story, is about a young woman who has been away from Stoneridge because she became pregnant after she graduated from high school and didn’t want the father or the small town to know. Can you say “Secret Baby”? Anna left because she knew she and her baby’s daddy were not ready for marriage, though he and his parents would have insisted he marry her. Anna’s parents have spent holidays with her and Bella, Anna’s daughter,  but now Anna’s parents don’t want to travel because of her daddy’s health.

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Help an Author!

Looking for readers willing to spot errors and give reviews for free books!

Pink Fuzzy Slippers Authors

On my soapbox for a few minutes, here.

Marvella_Cover_The_Gift_72 Many writers pour blood, sweat, and tears into their books. I know some people who publish on Amazon aren’t ready for prime time, while others just won’t appeal to everyone. Reviews include 5 levels, which helps people get an idea what readers think about them. 

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We know when we publish our books we are risking rejection, though we hope for sincere praise. I won’t whine, but I do wonder how reviewers can give a book a 1 or 2 out of 5 while saying the story and characters are good. Since I have had at least 4 reads by critique partners for all of my books, I must wonder how likely it is that any of these books is “riddled with errors”.

I plan to publish some of my Indie books in paperback and really want readers willing to read some of…

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