Mary Hall-Rayford


Retired educator, still teaching and preaching The Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am writing for the rest of my life, viewing life through other lenses, trying to make sense of every experience and use it to my advantage for the benefit of all I know. I have written a number of books--most Christian Living, but I have also written several novels and one includes a fantasy. To-date, I've written 18 books, 13 of which are available as an ebook and revising #14 Battlerama Super Tweens On The Other Side, to be published as an ebook--before the end of December. I love life and the One who makes it all possible--Jesus Christ! Always Thinking and Writing!

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is to be able to provide inspiration, encouragement and entertainment to my readers. When someone reads my work, I want them to feel my passion about what I'm saying and to be able to relate to it. Since I primarily write as I am inspired by scripture and my relationship with God, my readers would be well-served with having knowledge of biblical principals and premises. That is not to say that other readers would not enjoy my work; this is intended as a forewarning of sorts. I wouldn't want my readers to be surprised or offended with content that may not align with their beliefs or faith.

Though most of my work is spiritual in nature, I have written one book from a secular perspective--When Money Talks--that is encouraging and entertaining without being offensive in language or descriptions of events. At least that's the way I see it and if someone has a different opinion, I'm open to hearing it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Primarily I write as I am inspired to write, but occasionally, I write to vent in addressing current events or situations that goad me. As an educator who teaches writing, I must always consider my audience which is why I offered the "warning" in the previous question. I would like to think that there is an audience of readers out there, somewhere in the world, who will appreciate the content of my work that is wholesome and family-oriented (as well as bible-oriented). In the fiction--thus far--I have tried not to be preachy, but the trilogy involves two people who are in ministry and sometimes--they preach--as part of the storyline.

The bottom line for me is that I want my fans to get a sense of who I am, my values and morals and that my intent with the fiction is to enlighten and entertain them.
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I'm Coming Down Front Street!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Life is not fair, but it is what a person makes it to be. If living in "da hood" makes you nothing, then nothing is what you'll be. However, change is always possible when you see yourself doing something else, other than being a Nudnik, no matter where you live.
Turning Force
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 21,590. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Futuristic, Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Mariah Standstill and a group of Christian Believers who are known as the Guardian Council have a massive mission ahead of them if they are to save the nation from The Controller and all those who oppose God's Word. After they discover they have been betrayed, plans move forward and Mariah faces unknown dangers because of her defiance. Only Holy Spirit knows how this will end!
When Money Talks
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,040. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Plans for a happy-ever-after life quickly change when Mara discovers her fiance in bed with her best friend just four days before the wedding. Angry, hurt, and betrayed, she decides to leave town and start all over again, not looking for love, but eventually receptive when love appears with FBI agent Eric Harrison. Once again, things are not always as they seem.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 33,500. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The lives of nine women are revealed for open scrutiny in close quarters, after meeting for the first time. Self-disclosure, honesty and courage play key roles in this meeting, designed to force decisions being made for all concerned.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mary Hall-Rayford

  • Is the Bible Divinely Inspired? (Special Edition) on Feb. 02, 2014

    I am completely enamored of the effort in defense of Creator God. Thank you for shedding some light on the subject and I pray that all who read will be open-minded enough to see what it is the pages of this book. Even without having a science background, I understand the complexities of the explanations; but because of my faith in God, He has given me insight to know you're on the right track.