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Announcing The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook

Looking for a 5-ingredient cookbook to make mealtime easier? The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook by Sarah Walker Caron is just what you need. Now Available! Signed copies! Exclusively available at The Briar Patch in Bangor, Maine Also available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Target | A friendly indie near you I. Am. So. …

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Garlic Ginger Soy Marinated Steak Tips

The rich marinade gives this Garlic Ginger Soy Marinated Steak Tips a pleasant flavor that pairs nicely with rice and sauteed veggies. Night after night, I stared at the screen. I willed the words to come, opening blank documents and bare blog posts. But they wouldn’t. They didn’t. Days went by. Then a week. Then …

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Exploring Creative Processes: Writing Spaces and Herbal Teas

Dunkin’ Donuts has a new line of premium hot teas, perfect for sipping in your quiet writing space — if you’re a writer like me. This post was sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts but all opinions are my own. There’s a dim nook inside my bedroom. It’s narrow — barely more than three feet wide, if …

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Being Vulnerable (Thoughts on Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly)

A few years ago, so much was happening for me and I was over the moon about it. There were big writing contracts, trips happening and videos being made. In the photos above, I was prepping for a photo shoot in Betty Crocker studios. I’d just filmed a cooking video. I felt like things were …

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5 on Friday with Author Monica Bhide

Earlier this week, I wrote about Monica Bhide‘s new eBook, In Conversation with Exceptional Women.  It’s a fantastic collection of interviews with more than 50 inspiration, accomplished women that really touched me. If you are a creative gal, you should definitely read it. This weekend. Monica Bhide herself is an inspiring and exceptional woman. She’s …

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In Conversation with Exceptional Women, Edited by Monica Bhide

All my life, whenever I’ve had to list my interests, reading and writing have been at the top of the list, always together. They are a logical matched pair, I think. And as a writer, I’ve found that reading is absolutely essential to improving myself and my writing. Though I normally stick to fiction that …

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Are You a Mac or a PC?

My whole life, I have been a PC. When my company transitioned to Macs a few years back, I was a hold out — refusing to give up my PC until they forcibly removed it. I was devastated, even though the shiny new Mac was really pretty. Yes, I said pretty. But now, with my …

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Expanding My Horizons

A few months back, I ran into a writer/editor friend of mine while in the city for a training. I was learning how to use a new CMS for a client; she was freelancing as an editor for the same client. When we chatted, she said in surprise, “I didn’t know you were a techy!” …

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