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I'd like to share what I know about: Traveling- I love to research where I'm going, Cooking - I love to cook and try new recipes, Teaching others to cook and save money shopping

I am an avid reader and have always been. My picture shows just a few of my favorite books. They range from mysteries, political thrillers, science fiction (but only the classics like Asimov, Heinlein or Clarke),and "at home" books (Jan Karon or Debbie Macomber) that make you feel you are a part of the local community. I also love fiction … more

Reviews
Romance Writer, Alexis Morgan
My lastest blog interview is with best selling Romance writer, Alexis Morgan, where she discusses how she stretches her creative muscles.We chat about how she keeps her writing fresh after so many books …
The Reindeer Keeper
I started reading this book in December as it had a holiday theme of reindeers and thought it would be fitting for the season. Then I got sidetracked with other things and didn’t finish reading …
reviewed Animal Motions. February 10
Animal Motions
This book breaks away from the standard cute read for preschoolers to kindergarten. It does tell a story, but in the process it gets the children to do some exercises which are in essence basic stretches …
reviewed The 1895 Murder. February 10
The 1895 Murder
Let me begin by saying I am a fan of the Sherlock Holmes movies but I’ve only read one or two short stories years ago. However, since I do love a good murder mystery I thought this book might be …
reviewed A Distant Echo. January 01
A Distant Echo
I’m normally turned off by blatantly sexual covers like this one has, since it usually means that the book is more about titillation of your libido rather than your brain. However, I am easily …
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Quick Tips
posted a Quick Tip about the craft of writing. August 20, 2013
the craft of writing
My latest blog interview is with author, Julie Thomas, who has written four novels and seven feature film scripts. She believes in writing from the heart about subjects she feels passionate about. Her …
posted a Quick Tip about Reading and Writing. December 02, 2012
Reading and Writing
Just completed my first NaNoWriMo with 54,656 words in 30 days for my first draft. I've previously only written picture book stories, so taking on the challenge of an adult sized book was something …
posted a Quick Tip about favorite book titles. April 25, 2012
favorite book titles
Do you have some favorite book titles that really tell you what the book is all about? Titles like...   "Pride and Prejudice"    "Wicked Words - A treasure of curses, insults and putdowns"   …
posted a Quick Tip about marketing a children's book. April 18, 2012
marketing a children's book
If you've self-published or traditionally published a children's book, you know you will have to spend some time marketing it. One way to promote children's books is by school visits. But if you've never …
posted a Quick Tip about Self Publishing Advice. April 10, 2012
Self Publishing Advice
Just posted an interview with Terrie Thorpe on my blog about costs and tips for self-publishing and what you should know before you take the plunge. Drop by for an interesting read at http://TheWriteChris.blogspot.com&nb …
posted a Quick Tip about Author interview, Anthony Franze. April 05, 2012
Author interview, Anthony Franze
Just posted an interview with Anthony Franze on my blog about his political thriller, The Last Justice. On Drop by for an interesting read at http://TheWriteChris.blogspot.com
posted a Quick Tip about Angels and their Hourglasses. March 28, 2012
Angels and their Hourglasses
Imagine you could change history. If you could use the knowledge you have today, think what you might share with people who lived fifty, a hundred or more years ago. Would people listen and learn?      …
posted a Quick Tip about Book Giveaways. March 06, 2012
Book Giveaways
Doing an eBook giveaway on my blog this week for Milly and the Chittens. This is a chapter book aimed at 7-10 year olds that deals with a young girl, whose room is so messy that it becomes a hatching-ground …
posted a Quick Tip about Customer Service. December 01, 2011
Customer Service
I'm part of a monthly blog chain whose topic this month is "gifts from the heart." Right now it's hard for me to actually think of something pleasant in a gift as I have been trying to take care of a …
posted a Quick Tip about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. blames the iPa.... April 28, 2011
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. blames the iPad for U.S. job losses
According to Rep. Jackson, iPad technology is evil and the cause of our bad economy. Here's his quote from the house floor…"A few short weeks ago I came to the House floor after having purchased an iPad …
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April 13, 2011
Hey Christine, I'm loving all the Irish reviews and tips that you've been sharing!  Something tells me that you'll appreciate the Euro Travel Tips community run by @ ;)
 
April 11, 2011
There's a Quick Tip children's Easter badge you can earn if you are interested. Here's the link for more information: http://community.cafelibri.com/badges/Easter_Egg-22778-74-1-1.html
April 11, 2011
Thanks, Adrianna. I see it on my profile and I just did a new post on the reads also.
April 12, 2011
I only see the badge for writing the reviews, not a badge for writing Quick Tips. Were you only going for the review version? The QT badge is called Easter Egg, and it's a picture of an Easter basket with eggs inside it. I think you just need one more Easter Quick Tip, and you will earn the badge.
 
March 25, 2011
Hi Christine! I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend and started following your review contributions here on Lunch. Please feel free to do the same with me. Thanks so much for being such a wonderful reviewer and person!
 
November 22, 2010
Hi C.A.!

Just dropping a quick note to say congratulations on earning the Turkey Day badge from the Cafe Libri Reading community! Let me know if you have any other badge suggestions. Happy writing and reading!
 
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