The following is a draft excerpt from my new book, “First We Eat. Food, Life, and (More) Stories” from Michele Sabad, author of Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story, scheduled for release spring of 2020. Comments welcome! “Mmm… potato dust!” It’s a cookie-cutter hot summer day, brilliant blue sky and not a hint of cloud, … More New Book Teaser#1 : First We Eat
Not too many readers or writers I know aren’t affected/excited by September. It’s a month of renewal, not unlike January to start the new calendar year, or May, to end the long Canadian winter and start the summer (and is my birthday month). But September is great for more than the weather – it is … More New Season, New Project, Title Reveal
I’ve always wanted to write what I myself would like to read. I like fiction. But my first book, Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story turned into a non-fiction memoir about my life as an army kid, air Force wife, hockey mom, and now retiree to my kids’ hometown of Aylmer, Quebec. It was fun … More Writer Dilemma
Who reads cookbooks? Why? I’ve never owned a cookbook, at least one that I’ve kept. Sometimes I’ve been given one as a gift but I can’t remember ever reading one. I have my old recipe binder that my mother created, but again, I don’t read it or use it for the recipes, I just look … More Who Reads Cookbooks?
I recently wrote a short story based on one of the following questions. But then I got thinking about other such imaginings. This is how writing procrastination happens, which is one reason I enjoy writing this blog – it feels like I’ve accomplished something, even though it’s really just trying to unblock the more difficult … More Imagine- A Writing Procrastination Tool
So, it was relatively easy to be inspired to write my first book, Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. It was, after all, the story of my own life. As followers of this blog know, it was written as a memoir in short stories that were both fun to write and easy … More Book 2 Update. Writing. The Hard Part.
Some pictures define a life. When I retired almost 3 years ago now (!) I took up writing as my new raison d’être. In year 1, I wrote and self-published the book Camp Follower One Army Brat’s Story by Michele Sabad. Year 2 was spent marketing, which I found I didn’t hate: the signings, the … More Writing, Retirement Year 3 Begins