Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Power of Laughter by Ane Mulligan


I'm excited to introduce you dear readers to the amazing [and hilarious] Ane Mulligan! I've had the pleasure of chatting with her several times at the ACFW conferences and she's truly an amazing woman! I know this post, and her book, will bring you a smile. 

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I love to laugh. Even more, I love to make other people laugh. The Bible tells us a merry heart is good medicine, Prov 17:22. And a merry heart comes from laughing.

Hubs and I just celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary. I'm not sure how that happened, since I'm only 35. Hubs is a Brit, long on dry humor and short on romance. But it's the laughter—not the romance—that I remember when I look back of all these years.

Besides, laughing and smiling use fewer muscles than frowning. Laugh lines are softer than frown lines.

From HelpGuid.org:
Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body.
The Mayo Clinic tells us:
When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles and guffaws are just what the doctor ordered.
So, for the sake of your readers' health, I'm offering the Gift of Laughter as the perfect Valentine's Day gift!

Chapel Springs Revival

With a friend like Claire, you'll need a gurney, a mop, and a guardian angel.

Everybody in the small town of Chapel Springs, Georgia, knows best friends Claire and Patsy. It's impossible not to, what with Claire's zany antics and Patsy's self-appointed mission to keep her friend out of trouble. And trouble abounds. Chapel Springs has grown dilapidated and the tourist trade has slackened. With their livelihoods threatened, they join forces to revitalize the town. No one could have guessed the real issue needing restoration is their marriages. Claire and Patsy embark on a mission of mishaps and miscommunication, determined to restore warmth to Chapel Springs —and their lives.

#3 in Debut Christian Fiction in 2014 on Goodreads Listopia, readers report:

See? You really can give the gift of laughter to someone this Valentine's Day!

Run over to Amazon and purchase: Chapel Springs Revival
{p.s. The kindle edition is only $0.99 right now!!!}


While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, bestselling novelist Ane Mulligan has worn many: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that's a fancy name for a lobbyist), drama director, playwright, humor columnist, and novelist. Her lifetime experience provides a plethora of fodder for her Southern-fried fiction. She firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. President of the award-winning literary site, Novel Rocket, Ane resides in Suwanee, GA, with her artist husband, her chef son, and two dogs of Biblical proportion. You can find Ane on her Southern-fried Fiction website, Google+, Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and Pinterest.