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 currently writing DARLIN’, IT WON’T BE FOR LONG, a second novel in the Laurence Hamilton series, set in Texas, Taos, and Washington, D.C.

Other projects include short stories, THE MAGIK ROOM and TEXAS FRIENDS, DECEASED AND OTHERWISE. Her writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet.

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. Her publishing company, MMM Signature Press, is Houston-based.

As a bestselling author, she went on a book tour, appearing on primetime news and talk shows in major metropolitan markets such as Washington, D.C., Denver, and Houston. As a featured guest, she has signed books at events at book and retail stores, universities, and key venues, including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, NYC, and the National Stationery Show.

As a professional speaker, she has appeared before diversified audiences including the Public Relations Society of America, Trinity University, San Antonio; 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, for six-years, 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.


Marjorie established a public relations and advertising firm, The Max Agency. Her clients included nationally-recognized corporations and leaders in the financial, real estate development, and retail industries. She began her career as a print, television, radio copywriter, and has won awards for her marketing, writing, and graphic design.

As a successful Texas business women, 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, senator, astronauts, sports legends, rock and movie stars, celebrities, and Texas luminaries. 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, The Authors’ Guild, Western Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and the Texas State Historical Association. She has served on the board and has been active in many charitable, civic, church and professional organizations, including the Junior League of Houston, Public Relations Society of America, the American Advertising Federation-Houston (awarded top accolade for marketing campaign.

She and her husband donated their 100-piece “You Are What You Write On,” memorabilia collection to The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas in Austin.

She and her husband reside in Houston, Texas.

Photo: Monument Valley, Arizona.

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