- Wisconsin, USA
- February 13
- Former journalist, now criminal prosecutor, and award winning essayist and photographer, proves its never too late to make mid-course corrections! Vices include Belgian chocolate, Irish castles, great shoes, long clean shorelines, classic cartoons, big skies and Lee Child "Reacher" novels. Multiple degrees earned in the "school of life" include mother of four, former girl scout leader, truckstop waitress, cocktail waitress, office temp, judicial clerk, and radio talk show host. Latest essay collection, "Fabulous in Flats," just went live, preceded by "Running with Stilettos" and "Heck on Heels." Visit my website at www.runningwithstilettos.com
MY RECENT POSTS
- MY NEW BOOK IS OUT!!!
October 18, 2014 10:36AM
- Resting Places
October 13, 2014 07:17PM
- The GLUTEN FREE Zone
December 15, 2013 10:14AM
- Mississipi Magic
September 09, 2013 09:53PM
- Interview with the Meatball
August 26, 2013 12:01PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks! And NOW to adopt
a nom de plume and start
fiction. Bwah hah hah
October 19, 2014 09:59AM
- “Just lovely!!!”
December 21, 2013 09:10PM
- “That's for d--ned sure.
I left my undergraduate degree
about $9K in debt,
October 26, 2012 03:29PM
- “Very enjoyable!”
October 02, 2012 10:22PM
- “This was just lovely.
Any temptation to just publish
September 24, 2012 09:53PM
Mary Wagner's Links
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Here's my Open Salon shout-out that my new book, "When the Shoe Fits...Essays of Love, Life and Second Chances" is LIVE on Amazon, with some great reviews and a book club "Discussion Guide" in the back of the book.
Come over to the book's Amazon page, check it out and read the… Read full post »
I've been spending a lot of time in little out-of-the-way cemeteries lately, though nobody that I know has died recently.
Instead, I've been stopping at these places on my way home from work, meandering deliberately down the roads less traveled, and occasionally making purposeful forays to check out… Read full post »
A few months ago, I went “gluten free.” It wasn’t exactly on a lark, but it hadn’t been high on my “bucket list” either. Still, a friend with some auto-immune problems had switched her diet in that direction, and noticed some dramatic improvements in her health mon… Read full post »
Late in the afternoon, we race the setting sun across the length of southern Wisconsin. We win.
Feet in the water at the Mississippi river's edge as evening's glow fades and twilight’s cape spreads luminous across the sky. Sitting on the long wooden dock as we dangle our toes… Read full post »
Throwing the literary barn door open this weekend for cat lovers and cat whisperers.
Free Kindle download of "The Gateway Cat" on Amazon on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28. And remember, you don't need to own a Kindle to read it, Amazon has free "apps" for Kindle on your… Read full post »
Just in time for the holidays, I’m offering a FREE promotion for the Kindle version of my award-winning book, "FABULOUS IN FLATS" . This was the collection of essays that was named “Published Book of the Year” by the Florida Writers Association in 2011. It was also/… Read full post »
I'm stepping into new frontiers again with my first official foray into fiction writing--a short story titled "The Wedding Dress" that I've published through Kindle Direct Publishing on Amazon. After five years of writing essays, I figured it… Read full post »
My daily walk in the woods around my house with "the critters" is never short on surprises. Whether it's Lucky the dog flushing a flock of turkeys from a stand of tall grass or Meatball the cat making like a cow pony and galloping to keep up with us, there's always… Read full post »
We were two chicks in a sporty convertible with the top down on a sunny summer day, hunting down a rumor at least fifty years old. Nancy Drew never had this much fun on a lunch hour!
But I digress…as usual.
I work in a splendid little Art Deco… Read full post »
I'm giving a "shout out" to my younger daughter, artist Sarah Muehlbauer, who managed to fit in some archery practice recently for an upcoming role as Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt, in a set of circus aerial performances based on mythology at the Philadelphia School of Circ… Read full post »
TODAY'S MOVIE REVIEW.
The Samaritan Samuel Jackson hits another great performance out of the park as a former grifter paroled after 25 years for killing his partner. He's trying to go straight, of course, and the wrong people keep forcing him back in, of course...but this complicated and multi… Read full post »
I spent the entire past weekend in Chicago at the Printers Row Lit Fest which is a books and literary festival of truly epic proportions sponsored by the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Chicago is my home town, and I consider myself quite lucky to have such fun reasons to… Read full post »
I've been captivated by the "blues" in my garden lately. I must admit that several of the plants are new (the pincushions, for example), while others (the delphiniums) just keep coming back more lush and gorgeous than the year before. And my absolute favorites are the handful of dee… Read full post »
Just add coffee..and sigh! I'm happy to share that I finally managed to upload a full-color version of my second book, "Heck on Heels," to Amazon's Kindle Store, where I've priced it at $2.99. The paperback sells for $14.95. Here's the link to check out a free preview, some… Read full post »
While my family situation and concerns haven't changed since I first posted my "Health Care Manifesto" essay in August, I found it very interesting this morning to find that the same essay, posted on my "Running with Stilettos" website, has picked up a half-dozen views in the last day or so… Read full post »
Just a short note here this morning to share that my third essay collection, "Fabulous in Flats," made the list of finalists in ForeWord Reviews' annual Book of the Year Awards! This book is doing pretty well (crossing my fingers here that my luck holds), it was named "Published Book of… Read full post »
The sun is sinking low in the western sky, on a perfect track with the road I live on that runs in a straight line from east to west. This is the time of year that folks around here usually keep snow boots and shovels in our cars in anticipation… Read full post »