C is for Coral Castle, a Quirky Florida Must-See

April 3, 2014
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C is for Coral Castle, a Quirky Florida Must-See

Quirky Architecture OK, so it’s not quite coral, nor is it truly a castle, but the Coral Castle Museum (28655 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33033) is a delightfully quirky structure, and a great example of someone marching to their own drummer. The grounds include a variety of unusual rock buildings and furniture carved from…

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B is for Bricks that Tell Tales

April 2, 2014
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Blue-tinged cobblestones in San Juan, Puerto Rico (photo by Tui Snider)

Every street tells a story. Look down. What do you see? When we travel, my husband Larry often scolds me for stopping in the middle of the street to take photos. He’s right, of course, it’s a dangerous habit, but if something tickles my fancy, I can’t help it. (I have a very ticklish fancy!)…

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A is for Antique Alley Texas

April 1, 2014
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Longhorn Skulls for sale at Antique Alley Texas (photo by Tui Snider)

Antique Alley Texas Each spring and fall, several north Texas towns join forces to create a huge sale. Called Antique Alley Texas, this twice-yearly event stretches over 25 miles and runs through the little towns of Cleburne and Sand Flat all the way to Maypearl and Grandview. The drive alone is worth the effort, since…

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Interview with Indie Novelist Katharine Grubb

March 26, 2014
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Texas wildflower bouquet (photo by Tui Snider)

Unexpected Texas Reviewed by the 10 Minute Writer Today, my offbeat travel guide Unexpected Texas is being reviewed by the 10 Minute Writer, a.k.a. Katharine Grubb. Check out her blog to to see what she has to say about my book. (Let’s hope it’s good!) Katharine and I recently met on Twitter, via #StoryDam writing…

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Unexpected Texas Book Signing – You’re Invited!

March 24, 2014
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Ms. Kalliope can be very distracting! (photo by Tui Snider)

Book Signing this Saturday I’ve got good news for my Row80 writing check-in! This Saturday, March 29, 2014 I will be in downtown Fort Worth, Texas with paperbacks of Unexpected Texas in hand, ready to sign and sell. The venue is a funky furniture shop called There’s No Place Like Home (855 Foch St, Fort…

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2014 A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

March 21, 2014
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Palm tree shadows (photo by Tui Snider)

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge? Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. To play along, all you do is make a blog post…

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Interview with Morgan Dragonwillow, author of Wild Woman Waking

March 20, 2014
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Morgan Dragonwillow, shadow poet (photo by Morgan Dragonwillow)

Wild Woman Waking Guess what? My offbeat travel guide Unexpected Texas is not the only book release I am part of right now. Earlier this month, my good friend and creative partner Morgan Dragonwillow released a book on Amazon. Wild Woman Waking features Morgan’s creative writing, and each of her 57 poems is accompanied by…

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Book Shaped World (& 2 Free Novels!)

March 17, 2014
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Bike rider reading in Rome (photo by Tui Snider)

Pleasure Reading This self-publishing thing has kept me mighty busy. I’m not complaining; it’s been a good busy, y’know? I’ve even had insomnia because I’m so excited about all my creative projects. It’s been hard each night to hop off my mental hamster wheel and get to sleep! There’s still so much to-do, and I…

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Unexpected Texas Update: Prize Winners & #1 on Amazon

March 12, 2014
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Unexpected Texas is an Amazon Best Seller! (photo by Tui Snider)

My Row80 & Unexpected Texas Update On March 2, 2014 I officially released my quirky travel guide Unexpected Texas on Amazon as both a paperback and Kindle version. For the next 8 days, Unexpected Texas toured the web on a whirlwind book release blog tour. A variety of interviews and reviews appeared on the following…

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