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Please Visit My New Blog!

July 1, 2014
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Come visit me at my new blog!

Come visit me at my new blog! Ahoy mateys! Check out my new blog: Tui Snider’s Offbeat & Overlooked Why did I create a new blog? Long story short: Over the past few months, this blog has become a sinking ship! Like leaks in a rotting wooden hull, it keeps springing database errors… one after another.…

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Fresh Donuts, with a Side of Misogyny

June 9, 2014
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Fresh Donuts, with a Side of Misogyny

Bite Size Memoir: First Jobs Although I can laugh about it now, it is with slight trepidation that I reveal my response to Lisa Reiter’s Bite Size Memoir Prompt for this week. For years, I was so ashamed of this incident. After all, I didn’t…

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30 Day Book Marketing Challenge: It’s Just Beginning!

June 6, 2014
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30 Day Book Marketing Challenge: It’s Just Beginning!

Now is when the fun begins! This post is supposed to concisely present a few tidbits I learned from the 30 Day Book Marketing Challenge. Frankly, I am too overwhelmed to to do so! Am I the only one who feels like they just gorged…

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My Crack Hamster & To Do List Epiphany

June 4, 2014
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My recent epiphany about to-do lists! (photo & graphic by Tui Snider)

ROW80 & IWSG Check-ins Like windshield wipers that suddenly sync up, today is both a ROW80 and an IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) check-in date. Whee! I’ll start with IWSG: IWSG – Much To Do Lists About Nothing I love to do lists. They help…

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Memoir Mondays & a Blog Hop for Non-Fiction

June 2, 2014
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Camping by the lake is divine! (photo by Tui Snider)

This Week’s #BiteSizeMemoir Prompt: Camping THE PLAN: I intended to spend the week reading books, swimming, stargazing, and sailing our little 12 foot boat. My sister had a tan to perfect, and fish to catch. My parents, I’m sure, simply wanted to relax. THE DISASTER:…

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Deep Creek Cemetery in Boyd, Texas: From Pioneers & Comanches to Mickey Mouse & Folk Ballet

May 30, 2014
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Historic Deep Creek Cemetery in Boyd, Texas (photo by Tui Snider)

Researching Paranormal Texas My husband, Larry, and I recently visited a secluded and well-kept graveyard called Deep Creek Cemetery. We’ve been visiting a lot of historic cemeteries as research for my upcoming travel guide Paranormal Texas: Your Guide to Real Ghost Hunters & Haunted Places…

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Memorial Day’s Surprising Origins

May 26, 2014
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Children placing flags on the veteran's graves in Weatherford, Texas

Memorial Day’s Surprising Origins Did you know that Memorial Day began as a remembrance for Union soldiers who lost their lives in the American Civil War (1861-1865)? After World War I, this federal holiday was changed to honor all men and women who lost their…

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Bite Size Memoir: Fairies & Magic

May 22, 2014
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Bite Size Memoir: Fairies & Magic

What is Bite Size Memoir? Bite Size Memoir is a new writing project created by Lisa Reiter. Here’s how she describes it: Bite size memoir is designed to help anyone record some personal memoir in small manageable bites. There’s a prompt every week and some…

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Florida Flashbacks & How Writing Research is like Gambling

May 21, 2014
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Florida Keys palm tree sunset (photo by Tui Snider)

I’ve got Florida on my mind Why am I posting a photo essay about Florida all of a sudden? My pal Morgan Dragonwillow recently vacationed there, so now I’m  daydreaming about a road trip down the Intercoastal Highway… I snapped these shots while dining near Key…

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