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First fire in the new patio fireplace at Squirrel Hollow tonight! #itsfallyall #fireplaceweather #squirrelhollow

First fire in the new patio fireplace at Squirrel Hollow tonight! #itsfallyall #fireplaceweather #squirrelhollow ...

My voice is shaking with sadness and despair, but it won’t be silenced. #riprbg

My voice is shaking with sadness and despair, but it won’t be silenced. #riprbg ...

Dear teachers/educators I want to give prizes to ALL of you. But to Rock The Teacher’s Lounge & win—you and the folks you tag to nominate must FOLLOW me here on IG! So, to recap—FOLLOW me here to win! #mkarockstheteacherslounge

Dear teachers/educators I want to give prizes to ALL of you. But to Rock The Teacher’s Lounge & win—you and the folks you tag to nominate must FOLLOW me here on IG! So, to recap—FOLLOW me here to win! #mkarockstheteacherslounge ...

Today’s estate sale theme brought to you by the letter B. As in basket, blue earthenware bowl, blue graniteware colander and er, bitty duck decoy. Just put it on my bill, okay? Quack! #badjokes. #estatesalefinds #junkhumor #blueandwhiteforever #decoy

Today’s estate sale theme brought to you by the letter B. As in basket, blue earthenware bowl, blue graniteware colander and er, bitty duck decoy. Just put it on my bill, okay? Quack! #badjokes. #estatesalefinds #junkhumor #blueandwhiteforever #decoy ...

The deadline to nominate your favorite teachers for my Rock the Teachers’ Lounge giveaway is TONIGHT at midnight. The winner will be chosen and announced on Monday. The winning teachers’ lounge will get this stack of my books and a big pile of #friendsandfiction drink koozies...PLUS...coffee from @booskerdoocoffee, cookies from @freshbeginningscookies, cheese straws from @mamageraldines, apples from @deliciousorchards, book-themed face masks from @outofprint, and stationery from @spartina449! To nominate your favorite teachers, visit my original Instagram post from Mon 9/14 (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎). COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends on that post to enter them. REMINDER: All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post in order to win. Follow our partners too! 🍀Good luck!🍀 #thankyouteachers #thankateacher #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

The deadline to nominate your favorite teachers for my Rock the Teachers’ Lounge giveaway is TONIGHT at midnight. The winner will be chosen and announced on Monday. The winning teachers’ lounge will get this stack of my books and a big pile of #friendsandfiction drink koozies...PLUS...coffee from @booskerdoocoffee, cookies from @freshbeginningscookies, cheese straws from @mamageraldines, apples from @deliciousorchards, book-themed face masks from @outofprint, and stationery from @spartina449! To nominate your favorite teachers, visit my original Instagram post from Mon 9/14 (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎). COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends on that post to enter them. REMINDER: All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post in order to win. Follow our partners too! 🍀Good luck!🍀 #thankyouteachers #thankateacher #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

Why should our teachers be stuck wearing generic, boring face masks? It’s more fun to share a love of reading while staying safe in the classroom! Our winning teachers’ lounge will get a stash of these cool book-themed masks from @outofprint. To nominate your favorite teachers, visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎). COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

Why should our teachers be stuck wearing generic, boring face masks? It’s more fun to share a love of reading while staying safe in the classroom! Our winning teachers’ lounge will get a stash of these cool book-themed masks from @outofprint. To nominate your favorite teachers, visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎). COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

Doesn’t your favorite teacher deserve cute sticky notes and paper clips? Those boring old ones from the supply closet just won’t do! Our winning teachers’ lounge will get a stash of a dozen each of these adorable pineapple sticky note pads and whimsical sets of gold paper clips from our friends at @spartina449. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) to nominate your favorite teachers. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post in order to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

Doesn’t your favorite teacher deserve cute sticky notes and paper clips? Those boring old ones from the supply closet just won’t do! Our winning teachers’ lounge will get a stash of a dozen each of these adorable pineapple sticky note pads and whimsical sets of gold paper clips from our friends at @spartina449. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) to nominate your favorite teachers. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post in order to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

📣HUGE NEWS!📣 
I'm so excited to announce that #friendsandfiction is officially available as a podcast! Never fear! Our weekly #facebooklive web show that I host with @pattichenry , @maryalicemonroe , @kristywharvey & @kristinharmel is not going anywhere! But we have been working hard to also produce our episodes in audio-only format. So, the episodes we've recorded will now also be up on @applepodcasts , @googlepodcast , @spotify , @stitcherpodcasts , and all other major podcasting platforms—including the brand-new #AmazonPodcasts, which just launched yesterday! You can listen, subscribe, rate, and share wherever you download podcasts. Not in front of the computer to watch? Pop in your ear buds and listen in. Have a road trip planned that’s taking you away from your screen time? Take Friends & Fiction along for the ride! For now, we’ve got a promo/intro episode plus three other full-length episodes up for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!

📣HUGE NEWS!📣
I'm so excited to announce that #friendsandfiction is officially available as a podcast! Never fear! Our weekly #facebooklive web show that I host with @pattichenry , @maryalicemonroe , @kristywharvey & @kristinharmel is not going anywhere! But we have been working hard to also produce our episodes in audio-only format. So, the episodes we've recorded will now also be up on @applepodcasts , @googlepodcast , @spotify , @stitcherpodcasts , and all other major podcasting platforms—including the brand-new #AmazonPodcasts, which just launched yesterday! You can listen, subscribe, rate, and share wherever you download podcasts. Not in front of the computer to watch? Pop in your ear buds and listen in. Have a road trip planned that’s taking you away from your screen time? Take Friends & Fiction along for the ride! For now, we’ve got a promo/intro episode plus three other full-length episodes up for your listening pleasure. Enjoy!
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Join us TONIGHT at 7pm LIVE on the #friendsandfiction Facebook group page. Our guest tonight is @signepike author of #thelostqueentrilogy. We will discuss her latest #theforgottenkingdom in stores this week! 
📣And we’ve got a big announcement about F&F too!📣
🛍 📚 
And be sure to shop with @bluebicyclebooks in Charleston, SC. They’re offering 10% off all of our books with the code FRIENDS. 
🤩See you in a few!

Join us TONIGHT at 7pm LIVE on the #friendsandfiction Facebook group page. Our guest tonight is @signepike author of #thelostqueentrilogy. We will discuss her latest #theforgottenkingdom in stores this week!
📣And we’ve got a big announcement about F&F too!📣
🛍 📚
And be sure to shop with @bluebicyclebooks in Charleston, SC. They’re offering 10% off all of our books with the code FRIENDS.
🤩See you in a few!
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An apple for the teacher? How about a case of them for the whole lounge?! Check out this awesome gift our winning teachers’ lounge will get! The Deluxe Apple Box—packed and shipped fresh from @deliciousorchards in Colts Neck, NJ—is an assortment of 24 hand-picked apples including Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith and seasonal varieties. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) and leave your comments there. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

An apple for the teacher? How about a case of them for the whole lounge?! Check out this awesome gift our winning teachers’ lounge will get! The Deluxe Apple Box—packed and shipped fresh from @deliciousorchards in Colts Neck, NJ—is an assortment of 24 hand-picked apples including Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith and seasonal varieties. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) and leave your comments there. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

Storms headed this way so Mr. MKA went out and cut zinnias, okra & bell peppers before they get knocked down.#squirrelhollow #gardengoodness #stormwarning

Storms headed this way so Mr. MKA went out and cut zinnias, okra & bell peppers before they get knocked down.#squirrelhollow #gardengoodness #stormwarning ...

What’s a better afternoon pick-me-up on a tough work day than a fresh chocolate chip cookie? Our winning teachers’ lounge will get this awesome keepsake cookie tin from @freshbeginningscookies overflowing with delicious, fresh-baked goodness. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) and leave your comments there. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

What’s a better afternoon pick-me-up on a tough work day than a fresh chocolate chip cookie? Our winning teachers’ lounge will get this awesome keepsake cookie tin from @freshbeginningscookies overflowing with delicious, fresh-baked goodness. Visit my original post (look for: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) and leave your comments there. COMMENT and TAG your teacher friends to enter them. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

Okay, maybe one more teensy pieces of faux Bois in the middle of the garden wouldn’t hurt. Right? Because fairies and wood nymphs need a place to rest and fluff their wings. Note: do not try this without four very strong men to lift into place. Also, your spouse may give you serious side-eye/divorce threats for the rest of your life. (Or til you buy the next ridiculousness) #gardenbench #fauxbois #squirrelhollow

Okay, maybe one more teensy pieces of faux Bois in the middle of the garden wouldn’t hurt. Right? Because fairies and wood nymphs need a place to rest and fluff their wings. Note: do not try this without four very strong men to lift into place. Also, your spouse may give you serious side-eye/divorce threats for the rest of your life. (Or til you buy the next ridiculousness) #gardenbench #fauxbois #squirrelhollow ...

Here’s another awesome gift our winning teachers’ lounge will get! A delicious #snackattack from @mamageraldines , maker of the world’s most delicious cheese straws. Nominate your teacher friends on my original post announcing this giveaway. Look for this: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎 and leave your comments there. TAG your teacher friends in the comments. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment

Here’s another awesome gift our winning teachers’ lounge will get! A delicious #snackattack from @mamageraldines , maker of the world’s most delicious cheese straws. Nominate your teacher friends on my original post announcing this giveaway. Look for this: 🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎 and leave your comments there. TAG your teacher friends in the comments. All nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post to win. #mkarockstheteacherslounge #teachersrockmka #followlikecomment ...

We are Rocking the Teachers’ Lounge! One lucky teachers’ lounge somewhere in the US will get coffee, cookies, cheese straws, apples, face masks, stationery, and books! Just look at this gift box from @booskerdoocoffee offee! Shipped fresh from the Jersey Shore, this box comes overflowing with a mug, buttons, stickers, and four 12 oz bags of their signature blends: Jersey Diner-Style, Eastern Standard, Black & Tan, and After Dark. Go to my main announcement post (🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) for instrux and to nominate your teacher friends. Reminder: in order to win, all nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post. Give @booskerdoocoffee a follow too while you’re at it! They ship! ☕️ ❤️

We are Rocking the Teachers’ Lounge! One lucky teachers’ lounge somewhere in the US will get coffee, cookies, cheese straws, apples, face masks, stationery, and books! Just look at this gift box from @booskerdoocoffee offee! Shipped fresh from the Jersey Shore, this box comes overflowing with a mug, buttons, stickers, and four 12 oz bags of their signature blends: Jersey Diner-Style, Eastern Standard, Black & Tan, and After Dark. Go to my main announcement post (🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT🍎) for instrux and to nominate your teacher friends. Reminder: in order to win, all nominees must FOLLOW @marykayandrews and LIKE the post. Give @booskerdoocoffee a follow too while you’re at it! They ship! ☕️ ❤️ ...

🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT!🍎 It’s time to Rock the Teachers’ Lounge! Let’s show our support for all the hardworking educators out there giving their all through this incredibly challenging time. In the comments below, tag the all teachers you know and love—and tag yourself if you are one! One lucky teacher will win loads of goodies to stock their teachers’ lounge and share the love with their co-workers. Watch my posts and stories all week long where we will be promoting each of our partners who are donating prizing. We’ve got coffee from @booskerdoocoffee , cookies from @freshbeginningscookies , cheese straws from @mamageraldines , apples from @deliciousorchards , book-themed face masks from @outofprint , stationery from @spartina449 , plus a stash of #friendsandfiction drink koozies and, of course, a big stack of my books! 
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How to Enter:⁠ 
🍏Follow @marykayandrews 
🍏Like this post 
🍏Comment/tag your teacher friends 
🍏Use the hashtag #teachersrockMKA in all comments 
⁠✏️ 
Enter by midnight ET on Fri 9/18. US entrants only. Winner will be announced Mon 9/21 and contacted directly. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram. 

🍀🎉Good luck!🎉🍀

🍎GIVEAWAY ALERT!🍎 It’s time to Rock the Teachers’ Lounge! Let’s show our support for all the hardworking educators out there giving their all through this incredibly challenging time. In the comments below, tag the all teachers you know and love—and tag yourself if you are one! One lucky teacher will win loads of goodies to stock their teachers’ lounge and share the love with their co-workers. Watch my posts and stories all week long where we will be promoting each of our partners who are donating prizing. We’ve got coffee from @booskerdoocoffee , cookies from @freshbeginningscookies , cheese straws from @mamageraldines , apples from @deliciousorchards , book-themed face masks from @outofprint , stationery from @spartina449 , plus a stash of #friendsandfiction drink koozies and, of course, a big stack of my books!
📚
How to Enter:⁠
🍏Follow @marykayandrews
🍏Like this post
🍏Comment/tag your teacher friends
🍏Use the hashtag #teachersrockMKA in all comments
⁠✏️
Enter by midnight ET on Fri 9/18. US entrants only. Winner will be announced Mon 9/21 and contacted directly. This giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

🍀🎉Good luck!🎉🍀
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Shipped off first draft of new book to editor and agent yesterday—so on this Monday I’m playing “ketchup” with my long to-do list. What’s your ketchup strategy after finishing (for now) a big project? #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #thenewcomerbook

Shipped off first draft of new book to editor and agent yesterday—so on this Monday I’m playing “ketchup” with my long to-do list. What’s your ketchup strategy after finishing (for now) a big project? #authorsofinstagram #amwriting #thenewcomerbook ...

Sunday lunch: @nytcooking Gazpacho with the last of Mr. MKA’s homegrown heirloom black Krim tomatoes. Gonna miss these beauties! #homegrown #materlove #gazpacho #southerngardens

Sunday lunch: @nytcooking Gazpacho with the last of Mr. MKA’s homegrown heirloom black Krim tomatoes. Gonna miss these beauties! #homegrown #materlove #gazpacho #southerngardens ...