Mary Ann Weakley, a published author, returns to her Tennessee roots on July 24, to launch her recently published memoir, Monastery to Matrimony, A Woman’s Journey. She will appear at the Spring Hill Public Library at 144 Kedron Parkway, Spring Hill, TN where she will be signing copies from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Weakley’s memoir shares the story of her twenty years as a nun in Central Illinois. The book reveals why she made the decision to enter a convent at age seventeen, why she decided to leave after so many years and how she faced a new life with no job, minimal wardrobe, and no goods. After marrying, she and her husband moved to Tennessee where she lived for twenty-seven years. After her husband, Harold Weakley died, she retired to The Villages, FL where she completed her memoir and continues to write.
After a thirty-year career in education, Weakley became an interior designer in Tennessee where she also began her writing career. For several years, she wrote two columns on decorating and profiles of new authors in The Informer Community News, Spring Hill. She was a charter member of the still active writing group, Living Writers Collective.
John Seigenthaler, Nashville, Founder of The First Amendment Center, calls Weakley’s memoir “a unique and deeply personal account—every reader will relate to elements of her story.” Best-selling author, Lisa Patton, says, “Her stories of convent life are sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic, but always revealing.”
Weakley received her B.S. at Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, and holds her M.Ed. from the University of Illinois. Visit her website for further information on her writing and scheduled appearances www.maryannweakley.com
Weakley welcomes old friends and new friends while speaking and signing copies of her memoir at Spring Hill Public Library, 144 Kedron Parkway, Spring Hill, TN, Thursday, July 24 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. For further information on the event, contact the library at 931-486-2932.
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