Simplicity is the final achievement.
— Frédéric Chopin

MARJORIE MCLANE MAXFIELD is an American writer.

Her newest novel, Darln’, I Was Made in Texas.

Marjorie created the country’s first financial television and radio talk shows for PBS Ch. 8 and KTRH radio in Houston in 1980. Today the talk show format is the programming centerpiece for CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Bloomberg, Fox news as well as other television and radio stations.

She is a professional photographer and is currently working on a book of her photography taken across the wilderness of the American West and western Canada, and essays.

As a nationally-recognized etiquette expert, she self-published The Write Stuff: A Modern Guide to Personal Stationery & Wedding. It is in its 3rd printing.

As a professional speaker, she has appeared before diversified audiences including the Public Relations Society of America, the National Association of Wedding Planners, and the keynote speaker for Bridal Showcase in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Houston, Texas.

As the lead writer for WeddingWire, the largest bridal internet site, she posted weekly blogs, often set to music. Her etiquette advice has appeared in feature articles in magazines and newspapers as well as across social media.


As a best selling, non-fiction writer, she spoke and signed books at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC, and the National Stationery Show. She also has appeared on primetime news and talk shows in major metropolitan markets such as Washington, D.C., Denver, and Houston.

Marjorie established a public relations/advertising firm, The Max Agency. Her clients including nationally-recognized corporations and individuals in the financial and real estate development industries. Marjorie began her career as a print, tv and radio copywriter, and has won awards for her work.

As a successful Texas business women in retail, she and her husband own what the national press called, the store of the rich and famous, Tanglewood Pharmacy and Gifts. A retail icon in Texas. Her clients include past presidents and first ladies, astronauts, sports legends, rock and movie stars, celebrities, Texas legends. Her first bride was Olympic Gold Medalist, Mary Lou Retton.

She was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and moved to San Antonio, Texas fifteen years later. She received a degree from Trinity University in Philosophy.

She is a member of PEN America and The Authors’ Guild. She and her husband reside in Houston.

Photo: Monument Valley, Arizona.

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