For the past nineteen years, my sister Becca has told this story every time she introduces me to her friends. I guess to show them what our…… Read more “For Becca. On Her Birthday.”
six word advice
Learned from my Mimi-- Eat dessert for breakfast, not dinner. what's your #sixwordadvice ?— maryannaking (@maryannaking) June 4, 2014
I kept journals from middle school until after I finished college. I say ‘Kept’ because more than simply writing in them, I retained them through moves to…… Read more “Artifacts”
How to Take a Good Author Portrait…
I got the email from my editor’s assistant two weeks ago. Can you send us a portrait (that will be used for every book with your name…… Read more “How to Take a Good Author Portrait…”
Will the Real Mary King Please Stand Up?
I like my name. Mary King. Its simple without being too plain. The King has a monarchical flourish that is not overly fussy. You expect Mary…… Read more “Will the Real Mary King Please Stand Up?”
Things You Pick Up in Public Restrooms
It’s been years since I have been in a bar bathroom this foul. You need to be much more intoxicated than I currently am not to mind…… Read more “Things You Pick Up in Public Restrooms”
My hair is piled on top of my head. I am dressed like a 19th century peasant. I lose count of how many bobby pins I used.…… Read more “Late Bloomer”
It was a school day. It was sunny, but crisp for April. The weather at the beginning of Tornado season was always unpredictable. I was in the…… Read more “Here.”
Sisters on Facebook
it's like these two were separated at birth or something....
It’s getting to be a bit much…
A few months ago, in a haze of afternoon jittery-ness, I decided to cut down on my caffeine intake. I slashed my 4-5 cup a day habit…… Read more “It’s getting to be a bit much…”
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