Tuesday, June 19, 2007

About Me

About Me:
Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of The Things We Wish Were True and five previous novels. She speaks to women's groups around the US. She is the co-founder of the popular women's fiction site, She Reads www.shereads.orgMarybeth and her husband Curt have been married for 25 years and are the parents of six children, ranging from young adult to elementary age. The family lives in North Carolina. Marybeth spends most of her time in the grocery store but occasionally escapes long enough to scribble some words. She is always at work on her next novel. 

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Thanks again for stopping by and for reading my novels!

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Kimmie said...

Hi MaryBeth-

Wow, you certainly are a very busy girl. I am enjoying my time poking around your blog. Your banner with your family is lovely.

thanks for sharing yourself! *You have a beautiful smile ;-)

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

mikki roo said...

You sound busy but happy! I look forward to reading more about your life and hopefully learning a little along the way... Your blog is beautiful - I love the colors and the banner with your family!
I'm a mom to 2 boys, ages 4 and 2.

Tamara said...

I was a runner, too, until I became a mom. Then, I developed some of the same excuses you shared. After reading your devotion this morning, I thought "if Marybeth can do it, I can do it!" I would rid myself of the excuses and get back to something I love and miss - my running. When I clicked onto your blog, I was stunned to see your beautiful family with SIX CHILDREN! I only have 2 (23 mos & 6 mos) - how in the world are you able to incorporate them into your running?! I'm serious - practically speaking, how do you do that? Is running with a toddler and/or infant really doable?!

Anonymous said...

What are some of your favourite books?
I have 2 precious granddaughters, 6 and 2 years.

I love reading your devotionals!


Pattyandthemoos said...

I just found your blog. I am a homeschooling mom of four. You have a beautiful family. I bookmarked your blog and hope to stop by more often :)

Bree said...

I just came across your blog from Heart of Home and I am truly enjoying it! I look forward to reading more and learning how you're able to balance all you do :) I am a mama of four boys and wife to a dear hubby and trying to find how to keep up with it all (or at least some of it!) God bless you!

Priscilla said...

Wow you're a busy woman! Looking forward to reading more of your writings. I found your page from the Proverbs 31 website. Wonderful blog, to God be the glory! I recently started a personal devotional Christian blog. I'm 30 years old, was widowed young, & now remarried to a wonderful man. God is great! Feel free to visit
God bless & thanks for the Lord's ministry! :)

rbooth43 said...

I have lost so many people in my lifetime. My mother and father when I was a teenager, one nephew with a brain tumor, another nephew through drowning. Then the love of my life, my husband, nine years ago. Writing through a journal and writing short stories and above all, just putting my feelings on paper has helped, especially with God's help.
Thank you for this blog.
God Bless You!


Wendy Bello said...

Hi Marybeth,

My name is Wendy. I volunteer for Proverbs 31 as editor/translator for the Spanish devotionals.
I just wanted to share with you that reading your blog is a lot of fun and inspiration.
I used to write before knowing the Lord. After that, for some inexplicable reason, I never wrote anything again. My husband has always been encouraging me to do so. But as we know, there is an appointed time for everything.
Anyway, it's been a while since I started feeling the Spirit leading me to blog and do so with the Latin women in mind. I finally took the step a couple of weeks ago and it's been wonderful so far.
It's amazing how the Lord has become my one source of inspiration.
And I wanted to share this because your passion for words, as a Christian writer, is really contagious. Thank you so much!

God bless.

Marybeth said...

Just found your blog as a result of Proverbs 31 devotional on worrying about money. It was a great reminder as we attempt to get out of debt.
I'm the oldest of 8 (10 yrs to almost 28 yrs), and my mom homeschooled, too. I can kinda relate to things you say.
But, above all, I LOVE your name - as I have the same name, and it's spelled the same!
Thanks for taking time to give to others, even as busy as you are with a household of 8.

Marybeth Miller

Drea said...

Loved reading about your sweet family.
Added you to my blog roll :)
Im a mother of 3 and my husband is a NC Pastor.

Look forward to getting to know you via blogging!!


craft lady said...

I recently was in Charlotte, and staying with a neice who gave me "She makes it look easy" Normally this is not the time period I like to read, but having forgotten my book, I decided to give it a try. I finished the book, reading in my spare time, in 2 days! I can't wait to get to the book store for the next! My neice is the resistrar at Queens Grant in Charlotte, and a friend who knows you (don't know a name) gave her the book. I encourage all young writers, since this has always been a dream of mine to write. Too busy, and too old now! But, girl, you just keep on writing, because you are good! And love that family as much as possible, because they grow up much too fast! Gena Lewis

Elisa Pulliam said...

Hi Marybeth,

I just stumbled upon your site from another link and it brought joy to my heart to see all that you've been up to and the way God has brought such favor on your writing career. So neat to see all your books in the sidebar, while remembering that one long car ride out to the TVC Retreat when we got to know one another. I think you and your husband working just kicking off the financial book at that time, and now look at your collection of novels. Praise the Lord! May God's favor continue to rest upon you!

Blessings, abundantly,

Gary Reed said...

Thanks for mentioning in the Author's Note to Things We Wish Were True that you belong to a writers group. If you haven't blogged about that, you should do so sometime. Local writers groups exist all around the country and are full of very creative writers, some very talented, some just wanting to record their own or their family histories with no thoughts of getting published.

Gary Reed