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Mary T. Wilkinson

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Greensburg, IN, The United States
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Mary T. Wilkinson is the second oldest of thirteen children. She loved reading and telling stories to her siblings. She decided to be a teacher and graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education. Mary met her husband, Paul, there. They married and raised three children; Ben, Bob, and Maria. Mary taught almost 30 years in public school. She became an Indiana Writing Project Fellow at Ball State University. There she put the beginnings of her first novel, Call Me Lizzy, on paper. Encouraged by her IWP fellows and her family, she decided to pursue a career in writing. Call Me Lizzy is an inspiring example of her work.

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Mary T. Wilkinson I got the idea for this book by a new acquaintance telling me that her parents had divorced when she was a young girl and she had to stay with two dif…moreI got the idea for this book by a new acquaintance telling me that her parents had divorced when she was a young girl and she had to stay with two different sets of grandparents. One set took her to the American Legion and let her play bingo with them. The other set were very religious and took her to church 3 days a week. I asked her if she minded me taking this little bit of information and make a book around this idea. She agreed and ending up being a great friend as I got to know her better. Her life is nothing like Lizzy's except for the little bit she told me years ago. I dedicated the book to her and my husband. (less)
Mary T. Wilkinson A lot of my ideas come when I am almost asleep. My mind is always working, never wanting to turn off when I lie down at night. So I keep a notebook by…moreA lot of my ideas come when I am almost asleep. My mind is always working, never wanting to turn off when I lie down at night. So I keep a notebook by my bed and write down all of the ideas that are flowing through my brain. Then I can sleep, knowing I will not forget those ideas the next day. When I get stuck in my writing, I can pull out that notebook and it usually gets me going again.(less)
Average rating: 4.42 · 12 ratings · 4 reviews · 4 distinct works
Call Me Lizzy

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Room 101

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New Book, New Baby

How do you feel when you've published a new novel? Well, I feel I have just given birth to a new baby. Maybe you have felt the same way when you've created something new; a song, a poem, a new recipe, etc.

I am a mother who was so proud when her own children were born. I wanted everyone to see them, get to know them, and love them. Now I am having grandchildren and I feel the same pride and joy ove Read more of this blog post »
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Finding Riley by Dan Walsh
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Enjoyed Finding Finley

I had wanted to read this book ever since I heard about it but never ordered it. Then one day I got it in the kindle edition and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks, Dan Walsh.
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The Road Home by Beverly Lewis
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The Road Home- Another great book from Beverly Lewis

I also grew up in a big family like Lena's though we were not Amish. Still, faith was a big part of our family life like it is for Lena and her family. I really liked this story and would recommend
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The Grace Livingston Hill Book by Grace Livingston Hill
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The Winning of Barbara Worth, Their Yesterdays, and The Uncro... by Harold Bell Wright
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The Winning of Barbara Worth is set in the Western desert at the time the railroad was going through that area. This would be a excellent book for men and women. A lot of detail is given to how the desert was settled and a way to bring water to irrig ...more
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I liked Lettuce!

This is a great children's book. It has good characters, a problem to be solved, and a fantastic solution. Beautiful pictures are a plus!
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This is an excellent book. You get both sides of the story with Chip and Joanna taking turns talking about their fixer upper show and their life as man and wife. It was funny and charming. It was hopeful that others might have as good of a marriage a ...more
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This is an excellent book. You get both sides of the story with Chip and Joanna taking turns talking about their fixer upper show and their life as man and wife. It was funny and charming. It was hopeful that others might have as good of a marriage a ...more
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“There are far too many people for us to think about each of them during our short stay on earth—like the thousands of books in a library we haven’t time to read in an afternoon. But this is no excuse to cease browsing. For every now and then, we find that one book that reaches us deep inside and introduces us to ourselves. And, in someone else’s story, we come to understand our own.”
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“Life is not a sprint. It was never meant to be. It is just one step of faith after another.”
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“Everybody needs love. Everybody. Those who don't believe that frighten me a little.”
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“You will always miss her. There will be days - even years from now - when the missing will be so sharp it will take your breath away. But there will be good days, too, months and years of them. In one way or another you'll be searching for her all your life.”
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