My First Article….Thank You Mary Jane!

More Books, More Crafts, More Miscellaneous

There are thousands of thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up the pen and writes.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray

In addition to reading and crafting, I particularly enjoy writing.  In earning my college degrees, I’ve written more research papers than I can even count.  However, lately I’ve had the urge to “flex” my writing skills and try some new genres.  I was thrilled when the editors at Mary Jane’s Farm asked me to write an article for their January/February issue.  I had the opportunity to interview an accomplished quilter, Jennifer Rodriguez, of All Things Belle.  My article tells her story and encourages readers to try their hand at paper-piece quilting.  I hope you will check out her blog as well as her Etsy store and perhaps try one of her quilt cards.  They are a miniature work of art and a little package love that anyone would be honored to receive. The magazine is a lovely mix of organic and green living ideas, crafting, recipes and personal essays.  I didn’t realize that the magazine had hit stores until I saw it on the rack at the grocery store this evening. ( I absolutely adore the cover! Isn’t it gorgeous?)  I can’t describe how thrilling it was to see my article in print, and I hope it is the first of many more writing opportunities to come.

If you’re visiting my blog today as a result of seeing my article in Mary Jane’s Farm, I hope you’ll come back to get a sneak peek of the latest books I’m reading, as well as my latest crafty endeavors.

7 thoughts on “My First Article….Thank You Mary Jane!

  1. I saw you in the magazine & was so happy for you!!! So nice to meet you at the CC : hope to see more of your work soon 🙂

    Amber (the welder chick, lol)

  2. Hello and Congratulations! I subscribe to MJF, though I must admit that I’m behind on my reading right now… but I will read your article soon 🙂 I found this blog by googline “write for Mary Janes Farm”. Like you, I am starting to flex my writing desires and attempting to branch outside of my blog. Would you share how the editors of MJF found you? I published a non-paying article in an online Natural Child Magazine and have had some positive feedback from the editor of my toddlers Christian magazine… so fingers are crossed!

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