Mary Morony, Author of Apron Strings, Done Growed Up and If It Ain't One Thing

Apron Strings The Trilogy

Apron Strings The Trilogy

apron-strings-3d-2-191x300Apron Strings transformed into a trilogy. I had so much fun writing Apron Strings and such favorable feedback about the characters that I decided that Ethel et al. had more than enough to say to write a trilogy.

In Done Growed Up the second in the series, the Mackey family works through their past and the echoes of that past in their present lives. Set in the still unsettled 1960’s, Done Growed Up gives the reader a view of a family in transition. Ginny and Joe confront their demons by reaching out for help from loving caring people while the children find love and compassion in their own way. You can be sure Ethel has a lot to say. Done Growed Up is a novel written from the heart to the heart.  My second novel is going through its final edit before going through the business of finding an agent and a publisher.

I published Apron Strings through Createspace. This time, I thought I would try something different to see how that works. The downside to that is it will take awhile before Done Growed Up is available to buy. If you want to speed the process along, post a comment and let me know that you did so I can show the powers that be these books have a following. If you email me at [email protected] and put posted on the subject line, I’ll send you a the first chapter of Done Growed Up.

I am happy to say that If It Ain’t One Thing… the third in the series is moving right along. With life events like weddings, deaths, and reconciliations; this completes the tale of a family that is learning to live after enduring generations of pain and suffering. My goal is to finish the writing process by May so the wait for If It Ain’t One Thing…should not be as long as it was for Done Growed Up.


  1. Oz staley

    21 January

    Gosh, that is fabulous ! Can’t wait to read them! Good luck with the new books… Hope you all are well!

    • Mary Morony

      21 January

      Thanks, Oz. I can’t wait for you to read them! Happy snow.

  2. Lisa

    21 January

    Can’t wait to hear more about Sally and her adventures!

  3. Megan

    21 January

    Can’t wait for the next book!

  4. Theresa Bubella

    21 January

    How fabulous to hear another will be coming our way!

  5. Hope

    21 January

    Oh, I am so happy there will be more!!

  6. caroline

    21 January

    I am so excited about the new book coming out!!!! I cannot wait. I so love the first one.

  7. Erin

    21 January

    Really excited to hear about another book! Can’t wait!

  8. Janet Feltrinelli

    21 January

    Sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it!!

  9. Catie

    21 January

    I am sooooooo excited for the new book!! Keep doing you , Mary!!!

  10. Toni B

    21 January

    Looking forward to your next book!! I’d love to know what all of the characters are up to this time. 🙂

  11. Esther

    21 January

    I am delighted that you have written a trilogy … Can’t get enough of them. Am becoming addicted to the small town, sweet homeyness of the families. If we ask will you give us more?

  12. DaveRVass

    21 January

    I have had the pleasure to meet Mary, and what stood out right away is her positive energy, enthusiasm for life, and outspoken demeanor. In a nutshell: the exact kind of character that one would hope to come across in any story involving adventure, hilarity, and depth towards finding meaning in life.

    And I feel the subject matter of the books is something that everyone can relate to–working on family dynamics, forgiving and letting go of the past, and ultimately, the challenge of ‘Growing Up’. If I can use my still fertile-in-years life as an indicator of this task, I can only say that thank God Mary has decided to make a trilogy!

    I ain’t done maturin’ yet, but the journey has been a blast. I look forward to placing my book-marker in these novels, and for those yet to come.

  13. Stephanie

    21 January

    Mary, I am so excited for the next book! I only wish it would be available for me to read this weekend while we’re all snowed in! Thanks for continuing to write and for sharing your gift with all of us. Love you!

  14. Jean Weiss

    21 January

    Mary, I am really looking forward to reading #’s two and three in the trilogy. Thanks for bringing these characters to life!

  15. Barbara Terry

    21 January

    Loved Apron Strings. Looking forward to the second and third books in the Trilogy.

  16. Jim Samuels

    21 January

    It’s really nice to have something delicious to look forward to! Thanks so much!

  17. Ann

    21 January

    There is another book coming? Can’t wait!! I enjoyed Apron Strings and am ready for more!

  18. Stephanie

    21 January

    Mary, I am so excited for the next book! I only wish it was available for me to read this weekend while we’re snowed in! Thanks for continuing to write and for sharing your gift with all of us. Love you!

  19. Riley

    22 January

    Looking forward to the next instalment! Best of luck with it!

  20. Siobhan

    22 January

    Oh my gosh, YES. Can’t wait to get reading. 🙂

  21. Adrian

    22 January

    Apron Strings was such a good read, I can’t wait for the next book!

  22. Kate

    22 January

    Would love to read the first chapter – send it along!!

  23. Liz

    22 January

    I can’t wait to read the new book! I loved Apron Strings and I’m looking forward to read more of the story!

  24. NF Hanger

    22 January

    This is such WONDERFUL news!!! I’m so excited to hear that the story will continue to not only two, but three books! I’m just dying to get my hands on that second book to find out what happens to the Mackeys. Please release it soon! : )

  25. Melissa Parrish

    22 January

    I really loved apron strings, particularly the old virginia background and 1950’s quaint hometown character,

  26. Nathan

    22 January

    Mary is fantastic! I can’t wait to read the next one!

  27. Alicia

    23 January

    Can’t wait to read more about Sallee, please send me the first chapter!

  28. Chris

    23 January

    Yes, I want to know how they all learn to deal with their demons, develop and grow! Give us more.

  29. Toni

    24 January

    I’m looking forward to more stories 😉

  30. Katherine Kane

    25 January

    Mary Morony is a born storyteller, who has spun from her own past a poignant, dynamic, and sometimes hilarious tale of a young girl growing up in Jim Crow south. Sally, raised by her tremendously appealing and loving housekeeper whose voice in conversation (and partial narration) is one of the great pleasures of this novel, couldn’t help but remind me of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird; she’s as adventurous and memorable a character with her inquisitive spirit and just heart. Anyone who’s read and loved Apron Strings is anticipating more of the Mackey family with impatient excitement. I am so glad to hear that this wonderful story has become a trilogy!

  31. Mary Ithurralde

    27 January

    After reading rave reviews of Apron Strings, I have it on order and look forward to reading it and the two books to follow.

  32. Chris Shepherd

    27 January

    I’m so looking forward to what you’ve “up your sleeve” for the next installment. You deserve a big release – it’s coming at a critical time in our culture. Your writings are very pertinent, thought-provoking and humorous. I/we want and need more.

  33. Alison

    27 January

    You are a very talented writer. Hope that your new book comes out soon and that the third book is finished by May. Looking forward to reading them.

  34. Aubrey phillips

    28 January

    Yay! Congrats Mary. I can’t wait to read the next two… And so many more to come.

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