Monthly Archives: July 2012

Marjorie’s Blog Now to Feature Full Length Reviews!

Marjorie was just informed by the Sun Newspapers that after seven years of publishing her reviews, they would no longer publish any freelance theater reviews — for the forseeable future. Unless and until that changes, Marjorie has decided to blog at, providing her loyal readers over the years a place to see her reviews. This will keep up until fall or December at the latest, at which time, Marjorie hopes to have caught the eye of a local paper willing to snap up her reviews at reasonable rates, or leaving her time to pursue other weekend and weeknight interests such as parenting writing or actual parenting (ha!).

Come see Marjorie’s reviews here at — and readers of Marjorie’s reviews will also find them at

“Emmaisms” Book of Quotes from Marjorie’s Daughter Emma — Now on!

Emma Preston, Ohio preschooler, has been saying interesting things since she was a toddler. Lucky for us, her mom, Marjorie, has been writing them all down.

Wife, mother, writer and comedic improviser Marjorie Preston wrote down her daughter Emma’s quotes from the age of 1 1/2 to 3 ½ for the new ebook “Emmaisms.” Emma has coined the terms “rusty bananas,” “friendish” and “Strawbears,” among others. One night at bedtime, it’s “Mommy go? No. Stay here, I love you so” and the next it’s “Go to sleep mama, ‘cuz you’re singing too much.” From the opinionated to the scatological to the bizarre, sometimes making up her own songs and poems, Emma keeps us all wondering what she’ll say next.

Originally sent one at a time to friends of Marjorie’s on Facebook, these “Emmaisms” are now available to the public for the first time, accompanied by a few pictures of Miss Preston and friends, and a little of her artwork (which, Emma points out, makes her the illustrator, as well). “Emmaisms” is great gift for parents and grandparents, sure to warm your heart.

Four-year-old Emma Preston’s first ebook, Emmaisms:Wit and Wisdom of a Twenty-first Century Three-Year-Old is now available from Delabarre Publishing on for iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. You can also just download it onto your desktop or laptop computer in a few clicks. The link is and the link for is

Says Miss Preston of “Emmaisms,” “I’m excited;” I want to read it.” The ebook sells for $2.99, and any proceeds to the Preston family will go directly into Miss Preston’s college fund.