Friday, November 15, 2019

Thankful Author 2019- Mary Morgan



Grateful
This one word became my oldest daughter’s favorite word this year. It’s one that now resonates deeply within me. Let me go back in time to Thanksgiving 2018…

A few days after Thanksgiving, my daughter was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had a double mastectomy on December 21st and found out a week later the cancer had spread to the lymph node. In January, she began her chemo infusions for four months with a follow-up surgery in June.

Each time we’d go to her doctors or for infusions, she’d profess to me how grateful she was for finding the lump (On a side note, she had a mammogram the month before and it did not detect her lump). She continued to be positive and was determined to kick this disease out of her. Nothing slowed her down, and she never complained. Her compassion and encouraging outlook impressed everyone—from friends, family, doctors and nurses. Often times, a nurse would approach me and ask, “Is she always so cheerful and positive?” And I shook my head in agreement. That’s my warrior lass. Always looking out for everyone else and not becoming the center of attention. She said there were others who needed more care.

I am thankful and blessed for this amazing, beautiful woman. I didn’t think I could love her more, but I do! We’ve cried, laughed (oh did we laugh) and talked during those long hours when I watched that poison called chemo enter her body. Yet this horrific disease did not destroy her or us—it only made us stronger.



Available December 9, 2019: TO WEAVE A HIGHLAND TAPESTRY
(A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights)

Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul.  Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.
When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.
A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?

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About the Author
Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
 
Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.


If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.


Order of the Dragon Knights
They were an ancient order descended from the great Tuatha De Danann, a tribe from the Goddess Danu. Half human and half fae, each blessed with mystical powers. They were also given holy relics and guardianship over the dragons.

With the dawn of Christianity, the dragons were systematically hunted down and slain leaving only one. The Dragon Knights took her from Ireland to a land across the sea, settling in the Great Glen near Urquhart. The clan was known as the MacKay clan, descendants from the MacAoidh.

Yet, there were those who deemed the Order had too much power, and they tried to possess it for themselves. They were evil and twisted, and their plan succeeded one fateful night.

The Clan MacKay is no longer.

The Dragon Knights are scattered across the land.

Yet out of the darkness, they will each fight for redemption, and the women they love.


24 comments:

  1. And I'm grateful for you, Angela! Thank you so much for organizing and creating this event. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend! xo

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  2. What a wonderful post, Mary! And a daughter to be proud of. I salute her grand courage, and the fabulous job you did raising her. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I'm forever learning new lessons from my children. I'm beyond proud of her.

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  3. SO, when I stopped crying after reading this, the takeaway I had was: YOur daughter is an exceptional human being! But not surprising, because I feel you are one, too!!! Bless you both and i am THANKFUL everything is looking up.

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    1. Thank you, Peg. Totally agree with you regarding my daughter. She came into my life when I was a young teen. Never did I realize what role and purpose she had in this life. She's destined to help others, even if it means walking this rough road called cancer.

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  4. What a fantastic post Mary. The daughter didn't go far from the mother. You are both exceptional people. So thankful she is getting better. May 2020 be a wonderful year for you both! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Tena for your kind words. :) May 2020 be a wonderful year for all of us!

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  5. What a blessing your daughter is to you! And you're a blessing to me. Sending love and hugs to you both.

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  6. God bless you both. Prayers her healing will be smooth a d complete.
    D. V. 🦉

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Prayers are truly appreciated.

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  7. Wow, so impressed with her--and your!!!--strength. Best of luck to her for a complete recovery!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! We remain focused and positive. :)

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  8. Mary, my daughter was told there was a shadow on her mammogram a month ago. She had to go back for testing a couple of weeks later. There was a knot in my stomach the whole time. Happily, it wasn't cancer. My continued thoughts and prayers for your daughter.

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    1. Oh, wonderful news that it wasn't cancer, Ilona! I will never forget how scared I was during her surgery (more like numb) and when she went through chemo. I wanted to bundle her up into my arms and go somewhere safe.

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  9. Beautiful post, beautiful daughter -- and mother. Prayers for her continued recovery. God Bless!

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  10. Your post brought tears to my eyes. Your daughter has a strong spirit. I wish her well in her recovery.

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    1. Her spirit and strength is amazing, CB! Thank you!

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  11. Wonderful post Mary! I'm so glad that your daughter is doing well! I wish her the best in her recovery. Hugs and love!

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    1. Thanks, Karilyn! Your support and prayers have been truly appreciated. Hugs with love back at you!

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  12. My mother always told me to count my blessings by starting with the health of my loved ones and then my own. When that chain of good health is broken, there is no worse stress and heartache.I'm so happy your daughter is doing well and has such a compassionate and caring Mom. Best wishes for her continued recovery.


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    1. Thank you, Mariah! My world was shattered when I heard the news. I didn't believe this disease would touch my own child. My first words to my husband was, "It should have been me."

      His response, "It should be no one!"

      And he's right. I pray one day there is a cure for this horrific disease. Wishing you all the best on your own healing, Mariah. xo

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  13. What a heartfelt thank you for your daughter. It's such a horrible disease. She's amazing to go through it as you described. And you're an amazing mom, too. Prayers to you both, and for her ultimate complete recovery. God bless! - Christine Samuelson

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