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Following Deer Creek Blog & Documentary Project

Following Deer Creek is the culmination of a four-year story-based study of the Deer Creek Watershed in Nevada County, California.  

Redfern Writes Short Stories

Redfern Writes: short stories, fan, flash, and micro fiction. Topics; apocalypse, children, couples, death & dying, environment, family life, historical fiction, horror, humor, love & romance, mature age, people & animals, relationships, and psychological thrillers.      

Independent Author How-To’s

Combining a career’s worth of knowledge about business, marketing, publishing, artwork, and design, Lisa breaks down steps and creates to-do’s to support independent authors as they develop their business. Topics; elements of an electronic media kit, where to find high quality & free images, manuscript editing, writing research resources, the story arc, writers conferences, interview… Continue reading Independent Author How-To’s

Shared Tastes Recipes & Techniques

Shared Tastes: Polish, German, Mexican, Americana, wild game, kid-friendly and world culture recipes. Organic ingredient alternatives. Food-centric Northern California family memories from the 1950s – 1980s, historic cookbooks, cooking techniques & lessons and visual Flavor Profiles.