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Almost cool

By Kathryn Cushman / October 29, 2007 / 1 Comment

Let me say for the record– I live in Santa Barbara. It’s not uncommon for me to see celebrities when I go downtown, out to dinner, whatever… and I really couldn’t care less. Famous-shmamous, a person is a person. But…. Titletrakk is running an interview with me right now, and they have me on their…

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Free book anyone?

By Kathryn Cushman / October 26, 2007 / 0 Comments

My friend Julie Carobini (of Chocolate Beach fame) took a break from writing long enough to interview me on her blog today. She is also giving away a copy of A Promise to Remember, so hurry on over there. All you have to do is click on this link, leave a comment, and you’ll be…

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Breathing smoke

By Kathryn Cushman / October 23, 2007 / 0 Comments

The closest of the current California fires is still a safe distance from where I live, but the ash in the air is TERRIBLE. There is a coat of brownish/grayish grit on everything I own, in spite of heroic (if I do say so myself) cleaning efforts. The schools have cancelled all outdoor PE activities,…

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By Kathryn Cushman / October 16, 2007 / 1 Comment

After last weeks festivities, it’s nice to get back into the old routine this week. You know– laundry, housework, ironing. This will feel nice for about one more day, and then I’ll be ready for festivities again! Deena, over at Deenasbooks, has posted a really nice review of A Promise to Remember. You can read…

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By Kathryn Cushman / October 16, 2007 / 0 Comments

The Bethany House team has created an official book announcement for Almost Amish. As usual, they’ve done an amazing job!

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More Pix from Locally Inspired

By Kathryn Cushman / October 15, 2007 / 2 Comments

That’s me in the background, standing up in front of the whole group. If this picture had sound, you would hear my knees knocking!!! This is the great group of friends and family who are listening to my knees knock. Julie Carobini, me, and Jim Bell with with out totally awesome cake! The three of…

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The Best Cake Ever

By Kathryn Cushman / October 13, 2007 / 2 Comments

Tonight was the big book signing event “Locally Inspired: Promises, Chocolate, and Murder”. Kate Schwab, the incredible Borders event coordinator, had this cake made for the occasion. Is that the coolest, or what? It was a blast, and I’m amazed at how many people showed up (over 100 they say). I’ll post more pix in…

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Book signing and discussion

By Kathryn Cushman / October 8, 2007 / 0 Comments

Locally Inspired: Promises, chocolate… and murder!What: Book signing and discussion with James Scott Bell (author of Presumed Guilty, No Legal Grounds, and Try Dying), Julie Carobini (author of Chocolate Beach), and me (if you’re visiting my blog, hopefully you know this already– author of A Promise to Remember).Where: Borders7000 Marketplace DriveGoleta, CA 93117When: Friday, October…

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Here's to the mentors

By Kathryn Cushman / October 5, 2007 / 0 Comments

All you Girl Scout leaders, Sunday School teachers, and coaches out there, who feel as though you are accomplishing absolutely nothing–you have no idea what kind of impact you might be making. Here are a couple of my mentors who probably never had a clue I heard even a word they said. Mrs. Methvin–aka “Mrs.…

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Here's to the teachers!

By Kathryn Cushman / October 4, 2007 / 0 Comments

In this very grainy photo, the lady in the green was my 3rd grade teacher– Mrs. Trout. Every day I brought in a stack of stuff I had written, and every day she smiled at me and said, “Thank you, Katie. I can’t wait to read it.” As an adult, I know she must have…

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