Welcome. I’m Marney McNall – word peddler. I’m the Editorial Manager for Seacoast, a non-denominational church in South Carolina with 14 campuses. I also love to write contemporary fiction and work as both a freelance non-fiction writer and editor. I’m partial to stories that sweep me off to other countries, and at the same time, make me appreciate home. I like books that remind me it’s not enough to discuss the world’s problems over dinner, and end with, “Hey, pass me the potatoes.”

I write about people who don’t give up—people who struggle to dig down roots, step up, and test out their wings. And love. Of course, I write about love—under difficult circumstances. Because really, is there any other kind?

Join me while I step into somebody else’s shoes for a bit.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

Mark Twain

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.

James Baldwin

Books allow us to go into someone else’s life and step inside their skin, and see the world through their eyes. And that’s what makes us more compassionate people.

Ann Patchett

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Words from a fiction and freelance writer, traveler, lover of books and dogs, proud wife of a military officer, believer in God and the power of volunteerism. For more, visit my blog page.


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