2 03, 2018

Everything is New!

  It’s the first day of March. Spring is on its way. Soon the ski season will come to a close, the snow will melt, and wildflowers will blanket the mountain side. And,  just as mother nature is making way for a new season, there are changes in my life too. First off, Welcome to

19 11, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Although we've had a dusting of snow, we are waiting for Mother Nature to do her thing and dump loads of the white stuff. It looks like the ski area opening will be delayed but we know it will eventually come. It always does. Last month I mentioned my hot chocolate obsession. It's out of

4 10, 2017

September Newsletter Winner

Welcome Fall! I hope your days are cool and crisp. We've had nights in the 30's and 40's and days in the 60's and the mountain is displaying her fall colors. As many of you I have a serious hot chocolate addiction. With cold weather, I don't have to sweat while I'm drinking it. So

22 08, 2017

Why Are Reviews Important?

Did you know that reviews help an author’s book become visible? According to Amazon, “General consumer data on how popular your item is will influence search result relevance.” In other words, the more reviews there are, the further up in the search results the title will be. For example, if you search Young Adult Romance,

6 08, 2017

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Whew this summer has been a whirlwind. It started in Mid-may when I had the honor of speaking at the Nicholas P. Sims Library in Waxahachie, Texas. It was such a pleasure to meet this group of readers and writers. Not only did I get to connect with my Texas friends, I got to have

5 08, 2017

Hickville Redemption Review

Hey everybody, the first review of Hickville Redemption was posted on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2074490770?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1 Check out the Book Alert 101 blog! https://bookalert101.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/review-hickville-redemption-by-mary-karlik/  

4 05, 2017

Trust the Path

     I am so grateful to be a full time writer. This is my third month and I guess you could say the honeymoon phase was short. Being able to write all day instead of 2 hours in the wee morning had been something I’d dreamt about. Prayed for. Set goals to achieve. And it

27 12, 2016

My 2 cents on 2016

I see posts and hear talk about how 2016 has been worse than other years and I just don’t buy it. The world has always been a scary place and celebrities have always passed away. The coming new year offers hope--a new beginning. I hope it is fantastic for us all. But what’s important is

15 06, 2016

Is There a Place for Fiction in a Scary World?

Do you feel guilty for reading or for watching a comedy while so many are needlessly suffering? These horrific events can leave one rocking alone in the dark wondering how this world has gone so mad. I've worked in healthcare for most of my life. I honor and admire those who live, eat, and breathe medicine. I

29 05, 2016

Where I’ve been

February 22 was when I dropped off of the writing planet. It was a freak accident. I live in a beautiful ski area. I love to ski almost as much as I love to write. That particular day in February was better than most. The snow was good, the weather was warm, I was with