Mary J. Williams

Mary J. Williams

It Has Always Been My Dream To Write A Book

And I always knew it would be a romance novel. When I was a teenager I assumed my book would have a historical setting, those were the kinds of stories I liked best, I even grew my hair long so I could be like the heroines in my favorite stories. But now I see myself and my books in the present dealing with the joys and sorrows of our modern world. Harper Falls is a place my imagination dreamed up, but it is based in reality. I grew up in Washington State and went to school in a small town on the Columbia River. Harper Falls is that town but an idealized version. I hope you enjoy reading about the town and the characters.

And as much as I enjoyed telling their stories, these books are not the end of my dream but the beginning.

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LET’S TALK ABOUT…FINDING YOUR VOICE

on October 20, 2017

When I first decided to make my October blog about finding your voice, I planned to come at the subject from a writer’s perspective. Find Your Voice. In other words, what is your style? Punctuation. Syntax. Character development. Something that makes you stand out. A unique voice in a sea of millions. However, as the… Read More

LET’S TALK ABOUT…FALL (ING INTO LOVE)

on September 21, 2017

When I was strictly a reader, before I wrote my first novel, I can’t remember if my taste in books changed with the seasons. As summer leaves turned a burnished fall reddish orange, did I suddenly long for ghoulish ghost stories? Did my mind wander toward frosty mornings and wish for a cozy holiday romance… Read More

INSPIRATION AND THE ROMANCE WRITER

on May 16, 2017

(Or How I Found My Muse In Music) WHERE DO YOU get your ideas? As questions go, writers probably hear this one as often as any. Not just from readers, friends, family, and casual acquaintances. We ask ourselves the same thing. Often. Sometimes on a daily basis. The answer isn’t simple. I guarantee if you… Read More

ANATOMY OF A BOOK TITLE

on December 13, 2016

Before I started writing—and after—I was always fascinated at a writer’s process of chosing the title for their book. I haven’t done an official survey, but I imagine it’s a different process for everybody. For me, the title always comes before the book itself. Sometimes it’s the starting point. A germ of an idea helped… Read More

It’s Beginning to Read a Lot Like Christmas

on December 6, 2016

It’s the first week of December, and so it should come as no surprise, dear reader, that holiday-inspired tales dominate the new title offerings this month. Whether it is Laura Marie Altom’s The Cowboy SEAL’s Jingle Bell Baby, Book 4 in her Cowboy SEALS Series, now out in mass-market paperback and eBook (the hardcover follows… Read More

October Sees New Series Installments

on October 19, 2016

Some months are all about new books or the start of a new series.  Others are about continuing the pleasure of a favorite saga. October 2016 is that kind of month with sixteen new installments to some of your favorite series. Alexa Aston unveils Word of Honor, Book 3 in her Knights of Valor Series…. Read More

WHAT TO WRITE, OR NOT TO WRITE? THAT IS THE QUESTION.

on May 26, 2016

by Mary J. Williams I grew up reading historical romances. I dreamt in terms of long haired heroines and heroes of another time—but with oddly modern views on women and relationships. These stories captured my adolescent imagination. I even grew my hair long like the women I secretly longed to switch places with. Jump ahead…. Read More