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CONFESSION

I’m Knee Deep in my next book of the FROG series. Today, I take a breath to share a section from the book that started my published author career. To honor my 500 word or less FROG Blog limit, this chapter cuts off at 500 words. From Life’s Too Short for Dull Razors, Cheap Pens…

NOT THE FULL TRUTH

Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad published in July! I’m working on Knee Deep, the next book in the FROG Blog series. Knee Deep contains material that I never expected to write about so until that book progresses, I post a piece from the original FROG Blog: Learning on a Lily Pad. My three…

SMALL AUDIENCES, LARGE IMPACT

(4 minute read) Following the cover page, I have included a chapter from my just released book, “Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad.” Book is available on Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Kindle. From today until August 22nd, I will donate 50% of Unthawed’s book sales to a nonprofit organization that serves working poor…

DRESSED IN SMILE

When I sort my closet, to keep my possessions to a minimum, I use a buy one, get rid of one item approach. I have a turquoise and brown dress that I bought on clearance at JC Penney over a decade ago. This past year, I have considered trading this clearance dress for a newer…

MASKED RETREAT

I scheduled this week’s FROG Blog to post while I’m away on a solo silent retreat. When I planned this trip months ago, I hadn’t expected that my latest book, Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad would release last Friday (July 17th on Amazon and Barnes and Noble). In author world, this “should” be…

A BREAK TO DECIPHER

I’m preparing for next week’s solo, silent, writing retreat. I’m investing that time to practice my word for this year. Decipher. In my “new lease on life” vision, I’ve chosen to ask myself, “What is my motive?” This motivational reflection includes all facets of my life. Money and time; relationships and community outreach; writing projects…

GLASS HOUSES

News from the FROG blog!  The following story is being considered for Tadpoles, a book in the FROG blog series. I will edit this and other projects during my July 21-25th solo/silent writing retreat. Today, I share the best version of what I have right now.  In 300 words or less from a Tadpoles Lily…

Ask the Author

I’m closing in on my July 16th date to finish the rough draft of Knee Deep. This is my most courageous work yet. Details are posted in my March’s FROG Blog entries titled, “Zowie.”   Today’s post is my invitation to practice courage. I post my answers from Goodreads “Ask the Author” questions. https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20176675.Christina_M_Eder?from_search=true&from_srp=true Bravely…

Coming Soon! Unthawed!

Time to break the ice!  Thanks to Rita Reali, Red Paint Spilman, 12 co-authors and guidance from Chris Woods, we are in the final stages of publishing the latest book in the FROG Blog series Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad will be released soon. Links to the e-book and print copies will follow….