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My Website: Never Give Up Stories is a place for young adults to connect. I write suspense/mystery/adventure stories--better bring a flashlight and plan to never give up!

My blog: Let's Talk takes readers to a deeper awareness of people and things around us.

My ministry for families: God Loves Kids tells Bible stories in family friendly language.  

My group writing blog:   The Writers Alley   ten writers take turns posting on writing issues.

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  1. I'm probably not posting on the correct page but I wanted to say that I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kathy Herman's books!! She is my favorite author. Whenever I read her books, I forget about all my problems and can focus on what's going on in the book. Sometimes, I get up a few minutes earlier for work, just so I can read from her books before leaving for work! :)

  2. Ashley,
    I moved this comment to post with Kathy so you could join the gang there. :)

  3. Hi Mary, Just read A.J. Cattapn's story! Very encouraging! Nice blog! Well done set up! Nice to see what others are doing!

  4. Hi, Mary. Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely loved 14 Mornings Till Christmas. What a great story, made even more special by the background information. Thanks for writing it and sharing it with us. For some reason, I think some of my comments are not making it to you. I get an email saying that your email link for me is not working. Just wanted you to know I loved your story. Happy writing.

  5. Saulius SimoliunasaJanuary 5, 2018 at 1:06 PM

    I knew Vainutis and was encouraging him to write his memoirs when he was in Houghton. You may be the best person to write his story. His old friend is Valdas Adamkus, past president of Lithuania. You may contact him for information. I was at the church on Tuesday.

    1. Saulius,
      I wish I knew you were there. I would have enjoyed shaking your hand and speaking with you.
      Dada, as we affectionately called him, would not have written his memoirs. His interests, as you also know, were much more in the realm of medicine, botany, and music. However, I have heard his life story many times, each with a new light, nuance, flare, spark, etc. I was honored to go with Dada and the rest of the family to Lithuania once and see where he grew up and visit places he knew and loved. What a beautiful country. Thank you for your encouragement. Perhaps one day, I can complete such a work.
      Mary Vee

    2. Vainutis spoke a lot about himself and that is oral history. Some of his contemporaries are still around. Gather the information now for future endeavors. Saulius Simoliunas

    3. :) My husband said the same thing regarding gathering the info now for the future. Great minds think alike.


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