posted on February 20, 2018 by Mary J. Williams


Warning. Today is more of a blurb than a blog. Short, to the point. Just something I wanted to share.

I want to be happy. Doesn’t everyone? Heck, according to the Declaration of Independence—United States of America edition—one of our inalienable rights is the right to happiness. Or rather, the pursuit of happiness.

You have to love our founding fathers. They knew better than to hand out guarantees.

We must look for what makes up happy, and we can’t rely on, depend, or expect anyone to provide the solution. Simple? No. But what worth having ever is?

Which brings me to books. They make me happy. Writing them is frustrating, but nothing beats typing the last word of a happily ever after ending. I guess I can guarantee the happiness of my characters. Yay, fiction!

Our everyday lives can be hard to fathom. More and more, the headlines are filled with what should be unimaginable realities. Tragedy has become the norm. Books aren’t the solution to the world’s problems. However, for a few hours, we can find an escape. Whether you read the words or listen to a narrator’s interpretation, give yourself a break.

Find a book. Pursue your happiness.

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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One thought on “LET’S TALK ABOUT…HAPPY”

  1. Avatar Peggy Casey says:

    I love your version of our hometown much more than the reality! LOL. That being said, I remember our dreams of becoming authors and I am so proud of you for pursuing that dream and making it a reality!

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