About Me


Welcome to my blog! I’m excited to get started. I dubbed myself Michigan Mary for this blog because I’ve lived in Michigan all my life and I love it here. I will be sharing my poems, short stories and my travels in Michigan with you. When I began to research this wonderful state, I was amazed at what I found. I didn’t realize, and perhaps you didn’t either, how much Michigan has to offer.  We have mountains, hundreds of waterfalls, breathtaking shorelines, sandy beaches, dunes and much more. I want to take you exploring with me.

If you’re wondering why I have three names listed at the top of this page, I will explain. It’s been my dream to be an author and I want to take you with me on that journey. I read an article where the author suggested that if you are writing for children and adults, you should have two pen names. I thought it was good advice. I want to use my legal name, Mary Kay Diffin, for my children’s books and Mary K. Eastman for anything for adults. I am now in my final editing stages for a novel and I’m going to have it published. It takes place in – Michigan of course! Well, enough babbling. Enjoy the journey!

2019 UPDATE:

My book, Return to Sleeping Bear, has now been published; by Mary K. Eastman. It’s available at Amazon.com

Many thanks to all of you who have supported me!

2021 UPDATE:

I’ve enjoyed having my book published; 2019 was a year of enjoying my fulfilled dream of being published. In 2020 the world went crazy. A man-made virus designed to kill people is an evil thing. That and our rights being taken away shook me up and got me looking into things. There are people who are trying to start a one-world order which is exactly what the bible predicts for the last days. This has made me even more interested in God’s Word and the fulfillment of it – what’s going on in the world. (No, I don’t get my information from the main-stream media. They have an agenda and lie).  My recent posts have been about God and the Bible, but I do still write about my other interests – Michigan, nature, poetry and books. 

Use my menu to find the topics that you enjoy. (Upper left-hand corner of my blog).  I hope you enjoy my pictures and posts. May God bless you!