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Have A Happy Thanksgiving!

Cornucopia November

Name two things you are grateful for that are unique to you.

I am grateful that I had a pet bearded dragon for a few years and learned about reptiles.

I am grateful for a special tree that I hug two times a week when I walk past it on the way to work.

Your turn.

 

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

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Books For Holiday Gifts

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Check out my 7-Day Challenge to Read & Write in Different Genres click here. Today is Day Six featuring Middle  Grade and Young Adult book recommendations. Click on the recommendations I have at the bottom of my short video (8 minutes long) for gifts your middle grader or young adult reader will love.

Book gifts for adults in different genres are discussed in Days One through Six and the final Day Seven will be posted on Sunday.

It’s easy to order. I provide direct Amazon links for each book. You can find them all on https://www.facebook.com/JulainaKleistCorwin/

Pick one out for yourself to read and enjoy.

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Written Across the Genres

Captivate Audiences to Create Loyal Fans

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Happy July 4th And My Confession

Fireworks in Richmond on 3rd

Yes, Richmond, California  has 4th of July fireworks on the 3rd of July. I’m not sure why. I stayed home but my husband went with his kayak friend and watched the fireworks in the SF Bay under the brilliant explosions.

I worked on my eBook in the quiet of my office at home. Today, the 4th, we went out for brunch at a restaurant in town where Mitchell has not gone before. He said he liked the decor and the food was good but something didn’t feel right.

I confessed that before I knew him I was called by the previous owner who thought the place was haunted. At that time, I tested the ground floor and it was fine. Upstairs, the large space, about the size of an apartment, was left unfinished. Cans of paint, stools, and wood created a maze to wind around as I tested some more. Along the front windows, I intuited different energy and when I meandered over there, my pendulum said yes to entities. Through questioning with the pendulum, I learned they were old actors who performed on stage at the theater across the street. Since it had been remodeled to house lawyer offices, the “ghosts” moved and settled in the restaurant’s empty upstairs floor.They liked to look at the building across the street and reminisce about their glorious past. I asked them to go to the light, to leave, but they wouldn’t so I left. I’m an energy tester,  not a ghost buster.

At brunch today, I suspect they are still upstairs since Mitchell sensed unusual, uncomfortable energy in the building. We aren’t interested in confirming my suspicions.

My post yesterday, in Time To Write Now is about 3 presidents who died on the 4th of July. Coincidence? Click here.

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

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What Did You Do This Weekend?

Claremont HotelBeautiful weather in the San Francisco Bay Area made my extra trip to Berkeley pleasant. Yesterday, I forgot my storage stick at the office and had to retrieve it today since it had what I needed for Monday. The Claremont Hotel sits on the hill above our office and looked whiter than usual in the sun as I parked  my car next to the tennis courts. I help Mitchell there two days a week but I can’t remember a time when I was there on a Sunday. The energy was the same yet a bit different, calmer, more relaxed.

While I enjoyed the familiar ambiance, Mitchell visited Buchanan Field in Concord where he explored the WWII historic aircraft on display for the weekend. He took the walk-through tour rather than a flight on a B-17 or B-24 for $450. The Wings of Freedom annual celebration honors the WWII Veterans and goes to 35 states. B-17 bomber

I’m interested in what you did wherever you are.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

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EARTH DAY 2016 GIF BY PLM STUDIOS — Totally Inspired Mind…

Images photographed & GIF file created by Paulette Motzko, PLM Studios Copyright April 2016 2:16 p.m. What’s something you can do in your area to conserve, to clean up your neighborhood, to preserve our natural resources or 2 not waste quite as much and not throw up as much garbage? Put things you’re doing in […]

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What Did You Do Today?

Happy SpringI hope you had a happy holiday. The temperature in the San Francisco East Bay area was perfect. We took my parents to a brunch at Scott’s in Walnut Creek celebrating not only the spring holiday but also their 65th wedding anniversary.

If you missed my post on Time to write now about Easter Across the Genres, click here

What did you do today?

 

Daffodil one

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres

Author of Hada’s Fog

 

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National Puppy Day Is March 23rd

Puppy Day

Did you know that March 23rd is National Puppy Day? I didn’t.

Anthony Venutolo wrote an article click here where he said,

“According to its official web site, the day of observance was set up to acknowledge their unconditional love as well as raise awareness about the atrocities of puppy mills and to help save orphaned pups worldwide.

While their web site says that while they support responsible breeders, the purpose of the day is to also encourage families to adopt a pup first and foremost.

The day of observance was created by pet, family and lifestyle expert Colleen Paige. Her mission was to raise awareness for pets by founding National Puppy Day along with National Cat Day and National Dog Day.”

Puppies 2 in basket

If you have a dog protagonist, You could add a celebration of National Puppy Day.

Children’s picture books are selling, so if you want to write one, you could include National Puppy Day.

Pictures of your puppies are welcome in the comment section.

 

Julaina Kleist-Corwin

Editor of Written Across the Genres click here

Author of Hada’s Fog  Click here

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Cats With Trees At Christmas Time

Cat decorated tree drawn

Cats in Christmas trees blue russian

This cat isn’t mine but it’s the same breed as my Spiriti.

Cat by tree in statue poseWaiting for treats.

cat teaching treesLearning from a pro.

cats 3 wide eyedWho said?

cat under blanket under treeWait until they go to sleep.

cats looking our of snowy windowSo where is that big guy in a sleigh?

Cat n dog with santa hatsBoring.

cat black laying in white treeComfortable?

cat sleeping with presentsWe are.

cat in dark with string of lightsCom’on, it’s fun.

cats and trees end shot 2And to all a good night.

 

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Happy 4th of July

fireworks with bridgefireworks three purple flowersEnjoy the 4th and be safe.

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Father’s Day Quotes

Fathers DayI hope you all enjoyed Father’s Day. How many of you received a tie for a gift? Neckties are the most common present on this day, or used to be.

Abraham Lincoln said, “My father taught me to work, but not to love it. I never did like to work, and I don’t deny it. I’d rather read, tell stories, crack jokes, talk, laugh–anything but work.”

Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem with paternal advice for his son. Here are two lines of it:

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

And treat those two impostors just the same.”

Umberto Eco, an Italian writer said, “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

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