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Nebraska Author Mary Connealy

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Mary Connealy (i.e. Mary Alice Moore Connealy)

After writing twenty books over ten years in pursuit of a career as a published author, Mary Connealy finally won a contract with Heartsong Presents as a first-time author. Since she first saw print with her novel, Golden Days, Connealy has gone on to great success. To date, she has had over 40 novels published, as well as a few collections of shorter works. She has also had short stories or novellas published in a wide variety of anthologies.

Connealy specializes in inspirational romantic fiction, primarily romantic “cowboy” comedies set in the era of the old American West. In addition, she has published a trilogy of romantic mysteries, collected in 2009 as “Nosy in Nebraska”, though the individual volumes have each had a couple of different titles. Under the pseudonym Mary Nealy, she published the thriller Ten Plagues. Her first 19 novels, through 2011, were put out by Christian publisher Barbour Publishing, which also put out “omnibus” printings of early early trilogies with all three volumes in a single book. Since 2011, she has been published by both Bethany House and Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Mary was born into a farming family in Oakland, NE and grew up in Lyons, NE. She was the third, of eight children of farmer and social worker Jackson Moore and social worker and pianist Dorothy (Frew) Moore. Connealy attended Jefferson School, a one-room country school house, for eight years during elementary school, and graduated from Lyons High School in 1974. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications, graduating magna cum laude from Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska, in 1976. She lives with her husband, Ivan, and their four daughters in Decatur, NE.

Additional information about Mary Connealy can be found at the following Web sites:

Novels and Short Story Collections

Petticoat Ranch
[2007]

Lassoed in Texas series, Vol. 1.

Carol Award finalist.


Golden Days
[2007]

Novella, released as a stand-alone novel in 2007. Included in anthology Alaska Brides (2008).

2008 Carol Award winner for Best Short Historical Romance.


Calico Canyon
[2008]

Lassoed in Texas series, Vol. 2.

Christy Award finalist
Carol Award finalist


Buffalo Gal
[2008]

Black Hills Blessings series, Vol 1.


Clueless Cowboy
[2008]

Black Hills Blessings series, Vol 2.


Of Mice and Murder
[2008]

A Maxie the Mouse mystery – Cozy Mystery

Also published as “Bury the Lead”.


Bossy Bridegroom
[2008]

Black Hills Blessings series, Vol 3.
Black Hills Blessing omnibus edition in 2010.


Pride and Pestilence
[2009]

A Maxie the Mouse mystery — Cozy Mystery

Also published as “Fright at the Museum”.


Gingham Mountain
[2009]

Lassoed in Texas series, Vol. 3.
Lassoed in Texas omnibus edition in 2010.


Nosy in Nebraska – Omnibus
[2009]

Includes Of Mice and Murder, Pride and Pestilence and The Miceman Cometh.


Montana Rose
[2009]

Montana Marriages series, Vol 1.

Carol Award finalist.


Cowboy Christmas
[2009]

Winner of the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance
Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist


The Husband Tree
[2010]

Montana Marriages series, Vol 2.

Carol Award finalist.


Wildflower Bride
[2010]

Montana Marriages series, Vol 3.
Montana Marriages omnibus edition in 2011.


Doctor in Petticoats
[2010]

Sophie’s Daughters series, Vol 1.

Rita Award finalist


Wrangler in Petticoats
[2010]

Sophie’s Daughters series, Vol 2.


Sharpshooter in Petticoats
[2011]

Sophie’s Daughters series, Vol 3.
Sophie’s Daughters omnibus edition in 2012.


Deep Trouble
[2011]

The Miceman Cometh
[2011]

A Maxie the Mouse mystery — Cozy Mystery. First published in the omnibus collection “Nosy in Nebraska” in 2009. This 2011 edition is its first stand-alone publication.

Also published as “Trial and Terror”.


Out of Control
[2011]

Kincaid Brides series, Vol. 1.


Ten Plagues: A Romantic Thriller
[2011, rereleased as print-on-demand in 2018]

Written as by Mary Nealy.


In Too Deep
[2012]

Kincaid Brides series, Vol. 2.


Over the Edge
[2012]

Kincaid Brides series, Vol. 3.


Swept Away
[2013]

Trouble in Texas series, Vol. 1.


Fired Up
[2013]

Trouble in Texas series, Vol. 2.


Stuck Together
[2014]

Trouble in Texas series, Vol. 3.


Tried and True
[2014]

Wild at Heart series, Vol. 1.


Now and Forever
[2015]

Wild at Heart series, Vol. 2.


Fire and Ice
[2015]

Wild at Heart series, Vol. 3.


“The Boden Birthright”
[2016]

Released as an E-book novella in 2016, then as a Large Print edition (which the libraries do not own). This story is an introduction to the Cimarron Legacy trilogy from 2016-2017.


No Way Up
[2016]

The Cimarron Legacy series, Vol. 1.


Long Time Gone
[2017]

The Cimarron Legacy series, Vol 2.


Too Far Down
[2017]

The Cimarron Legacy series, Vol. 3.


The Calico and Cowboys Romantic Collection
[2017]

Collection of 8 short stories or novellas all by Mary Connealy. Some previously published, some new to this collection. [Library only owns this as an E-book.]

Includes: “Advent Bride”, “A Bride Rides Herd”, “His Surprise Family”, “Homestead on the Range”, “Sophie’s Other Daughter”, “Sweetwater Bride”, “Texas Tea” and “Hope for Christmas”.


The Accidental Guardian
[2018]

High Sierra Sweethearts series, Vol 1.


Loving the Texas Lawman
[2018]

Garrison’s Law series, Vol 1. Self-Published.


Loving the Texas Protector
[2018]

Garrison’s Law series, Vol 2. Self-Published.


Loving the Texas Negotiator
[2018]

Garrison’s Law series, Vol 3. Self-Published.


Three Christmas Novellas
[2018]

Includes the novellas “Longhorn Christmas”, “The Sweetest Gift” and “The Christmas Candle”, all by Mary Connealy.


The Reluctant Warrior
[2018]

High Sierra Sweethearts series, Vol 2.


Loving the Texas Stranger
[2018]

Self-Published.


Loving the Mysterious Texan
[2019]

Self-Published.


The Unexpected Champion
[2019]

High Sierra Sweethearts series, Vol 3.


Aiming for Love
[2019]

Brides of Hope Mountain series, Vol 1.



Short Stories and/or Novellas in Anthologies

“Winter Wedding Bells” in anthology A Bride for All Seasons
[2013]

Lincoln City Libraries owns this only in E-book format.


“Meeting Her Match” in anthology A Match Made in Texas
[2014]

Closer Than Brothers: Surviving Andersonville
[2014]

Published as a series of Blog entries on Mary Connealy’s blog. Link above takes you to all entries in this sequence — scroll down to read in proper order.


“Spitfire Sweetheart” in anthology Four Weddings and a Kiss
[2014]

“Runaway Bride” in anthology With This Ring: A Novella Collection of Proposals Gone Awry
[2015]

Associated with both the “Kincaid Brides” series and the “Trouble in Texas” series.


“A Bride Rides Herd” in anthology The 12 Brides of Summer
[2016]

“Longhorn Christmas” in anthology Cowboy Country Christmas
[2016]

“Room at the Inn for Christmas” in e-book anthologies A Very Merry Small-Town Chrimstmas and A Second Chance at Star Inn
[2017]

“The Tangled Ties That Bind” as an E-novella, then in anthology Hearts Entwined
[2018]

Lincoln City Libraries only in E-book and E-audiobook formats.


“Doctor Tess and the Cowboy” in the e-book anthology The Cowboys of Summer
[2018]


Non-Fiction Books

Christmas Treasures: A Collection of Congregational Resources for Advent/Christmas
[2003]

Faster Than Fast Food
[2018]

posted to the web February 2019 sdc / last updated February 2019 sdc