Mary Connealy’s Big Win

Woo-Hoo! Mary Connealy, our Filly sister, has some mighty big news and we’re tickled to death to tell you.

Mary attended the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Conference over the weekend and she came away a winner.

She took home the ACFW Book of the Year in the short historical category with Golden Days! The story is set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. I’ll bet my hat that it’s a humdinger of a story.

Mary’s Petticoat Ranch was also nominated for the best book by a Debut Author. Can you beat that? We’re so proud of Mary that we don’t know what to do.

Send her your congratulations. She’ll love hearing from you.

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When I'm not keepin' all these Fillies in line, I'm practicing my roping so I can catch me a cowboy. Me and Jasper (my mule) are two peas in a pod. Both of us are as crotchety as all get-out.

21 thoughts on “Mary Connealy’s Big Win”

  1. Mary, we’re so proud of you! Just couldn’t be happier. I know you’ve worked really hard though for this recognition. It’s great to see that hard work pay off. Well done! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Hi. I’m home. I had a great conference and the award was such a great surprise. I had on a super sparkly dress (Hello Mother-of-the-Bride) As a rule I don’t spend much time acquiring formal gowns.

    I think there’s a picture. There was an official photographer snapping away. But those haven’t come through yet.
    But the time they do, hopefully I will have regained the use of my humility muscles and not feel the need to show it to everybody.

    But I’m sure I was sparkling with or without the dress.
    A great moment.
    I’ve been rewriting my paltry speech ever since so I can say what I WANTED to say, instead of whatever came out of my mouth.

  3. I thought your speech was great. If I’d have had a cowboy hat in my hand, I’d have tossed it in the air when they called your name. Good thing I wasn’t sitting too close to Terry Burns, wasn’t it? 😀

  4. Congratulations, Mary! Good news is ALWAYS fun to hear. May you be blessed with a long and fruitful writing career!!
    All the best,
    ~Caroline Fyffe

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