Sunday, November 14, 2010

Mary Hawkins Australian Inspirational Author

Please meet Mary Hawkins, a sweet lady, author, wife of a retired minister, mother and Follower of Jesus.

Last weekend I had the privilege to meet Mary at a Faith writers workshop in Brisbane.
Such a natural friendly radiating Christian, her light shines.

Mary a retired registered nurse has been writing inspirational romance for the past twenty years. Understanding the difficulties entailed in how to write and sell your book, Mary is all too keen to encourage new inspiring authors (like myself).
She shared an accumulation of knowledge and experience, for which I for one, truly appreciated.

She signed her latest book "Return to Baragula" personally for me.
For anyone who may be interested in reading more on the Australian outback and way of life, this book is available from
The story is about love, forgiveness and God's Amazing grace.

So come visit the outback in story.

Walk down a road of love and life.



  1. Hi Crystal,
    I hope that you are having a wonderful Sunday...I loved the story about your childhood...and this is so great that you got to meet this special author--what a blessing!!

  2. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend away. I love that photo of the outback with the purple rocks in the background.

  3. Dear Crystal,
    I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw your posting - Mary and I are old writing buddies - In fact we once had novels published in the same collection!! I think it was called Christmas Dreams for Barbour Publishing. We communicated for many years but... during the last few we have sadly lost contact of one another. But this puts me in mind to see if she has a website...and to try and contact her again!
    She is a very special lady - and a great writer - and I'm so glad you got the chance to meet her.

  4. Best wishes Crystal. Hope you're keeping well.

    God bless.

  5. Hello Cindy, It surely was a blessing.xx

    Hiya Carol, I saw Bill at the market today. He's looking well and happy.The pic is from our visit to The Olgas near Uluru, NT. xxx

    Hello Ann, Mary has a Blog on here, I will add it to the bottom of this Blog. xxx

    Hi Friend Victor. Always great to see you.

  6. Hello dear Crystal Mary
    Such an uplifting post again today. I am so glad you enjoyed your time and got to meet Mary. She sounds lovely.
    Big Hugs
    June xx

  7. That sounds really interesting. Thank you for a lovely post. Have a blessed Sunday.

  8. That's awesome you got to meet, not only a great author in your homeland but also a dear sister in Christ. Thank you for your encouragement sister and dropping by to wish you a great week ahead. May God bless and protect you.

  9. Now how wonderful of a gift was that? sandie

  10. I love that you're developing your gift. May all that you set your hands to prosper. Blessings xo

  11. It was great seeing Mary at the Word Writers Fair. I have her book on my side table... waiting to be read... looking forward to it.

  12. Hi Crystal,

    Thanks for stopping by aussiewriters:-) Somehow your post didn't publish. If you want to make another, please do. You're in with a chance of winning a Caleb award book:-)


  13. Oh wow, this looks like a good read. I will have to see if Amazon has it on Kindle. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

    So glad you got to take advantage of this lovely lady and meet her in person. What a joy.


  14. June dear, Keep well!! xx

    Donnie, God Bless.

    Rose, God bless you also.

    Sandie, A great gift. xxxx

    Suzy, Your blessing means so much, you'll never know. xxx

    Michele, Hugs new friend.

    Wendy, Have called back and amended...Thank you for caring.

    Dianne, I appreciate lovely friends like you. Blessings.

  15. How exciting for you to connect with this wonderful that you are writing too..God bless your endeavors...

  16. It sounds like you had a really great time. I just love the pictures. God bless, Lloyd

  17. Crystal are indeed blessed. But then our God is in the blessing business. Praise His holy name.

  18. Hello Rene, Lloyd and Stan,
    I am so blessed by God and by you my friends the body of Christ. Hugs

  19. sounds like a good author. the photos were great. take care rose

  20. WOWOWOW! That photo of the highway is so beautiful - thanks for the view.

  21. Wow, Crystal! Only arrived home this morning and saw a google alert to your blog! It was great seeing you in Qld and thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement - and to all the others who commented also!
    A special "Hi" to Ann! Yes, my Search For The Star is in Christmas Dreams. That is the only Barbour book with a story of mine still in print. :( And I have not checked for a long time but I doubt if my recent books published by Ark House Press here in Australia are still available overseas as they no longer have a distributor there. Another :-(.
    I do have copies to sell but postage of course is now very expensive!


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