I don’t really talk a lot about my personal life on here. Sure, I talk a lot about my thoughts on writing, and little anecdotes sneak through as I’m discussing various concepts. But it’s not like I’m on here spilling my guts about what goes on at home. However, since this is a week for gratitude and family, I wanted to share that I got married in October to a great guy named Todd who I’ve known since 2011. We met in our Brooklyn neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, and it turned out that we’d been living just a block away from one another for years! The night our paths crossed, I was coming home from the tremendous Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference in Utah, so I have them to thank!
Todd is a very talented chef, and in 2013, we moved back to his hometown of Minneapolis to buy a house, start a family, and open a restaurant. We bought our own slice of south Minneapolis in July, and are still working on the other two. 😉 We got married October 11th, 2014 down in New Orleans, one of our very favorite cities in the entire world. The whole thing was such a blast, and I’m very excited that the excellent photographer Sarah Becker Lillard was able to capture our day. You can see her blog post with some favorite shots here.
So far, 2014 has been the best year of my life personally, and professionally as well. I am wrapping up my busiest months as a freelance editor and novel coach. I’m very grateful to all of my clients for allowing me to come into their writing journeys, guide them, and get to know their work. I’m currently considering expanding my business to add some different services that writers have shown a lot of interest in. Stay tuned for that!
This week, I’d love to thank everyone reading this for your support. It has been an amazing journey to be able to bring you this blog for going on five years now. Wow! Have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones, and I’ll be doing the same over here. It’s such an amazing gift that we have all been brought together by the love of story and the written word. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
8 Replies to “Wedding and Thank Yous!”
Congratulations!! You were a beautiful bride, and your husband quite the dashing Scot 😉 Lovely photos! I wish you both happiness and health and passion for your respective careers.
Thank you for all the wonderful writing advice you so generously give us via your blog. We all grew in leaps and bounds because of you, our very own writing guru 🙂
Huge congratulations to you and Todd, Mary! Fantastic photos. I loved the flip flops on your way to the house. 😉 Amazing kilt! Thanks for sharing your good news with your fans and readers. You provide such an amazing amount of useful and fabulous information here on your blog, it’s nice to get a glimpse into who you are outside of it too. Thank you for all you do, and may you be blessed in your new journey with your husband.
I have been quietly reading your blog for years as I scribble away, but today I will post something. Mazel Tov! Blessings and Health and Happiness and Long Life Together.
Congratulations to you both!
I continue to be thankful for your blog.
Congrats. It is very generous of you to share your wedding photos. You are beautiful. Love your dress. May God bless you in the years to come.
Mary, Congratulations! Such a beautiful wedding! I wish you much love!
Congratulations!! You look gorgeous, and you both look so happy : ) Such an exciting time for you.
Your photographs are so moving! Your man is clearly in LOVE!!! Congratulations, Mary!!