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How I Came to Love Food Writing: Gault Millau & My Veal Parmigiana Epiphany

How I Came to Love Food Writing: Gault Millau & My Veal Parmigiana Epiphany

I was not very sophisticated about food when I started editing the Gault Millau guides at Prentice Hall Press, but was very open to learning after my 6th grade veal parmigiana epiphany.

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Kickstarter Roundup #1 + Memorial Day Weekend Special

Kickstarter Roundup #1 + Memorial Day Weekend Special

The first week’s Kickstarter successes, a doggie-version of the video, and a Memorial Day Weekend special!

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And My Kickstarter Campaign is Live!

And My Kickstarter Campaign is Live!

And so the Kickstarter campaign begins! I think you’ll get a kick out of the video and hope you’ll support the book.

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Backing a Kickstarter Project 101

Backing a Kickstarter Project 101

Never had experience with a crowdfunded project before? Here are some basics about what it means to support my book on Kickstarter.

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Why Crowdfund? Why Kickstarter?

Why Crowdfund? Why Kickstarter?

Getting close to launching my Kickstarter campaign — next week! — I explain some of the behind-the-scenes rationales and decisions.

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Creating a Book Cover: Castrating Venus & Other Design Challenges

Creating a Book Cover: Castrating Venus & Other Design Challenges

Creating my book cover image involved an extensive collaborative process. In the end, Venus looked less angry and less like she had a penis.

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Ode to My New TV

Ode to My New TV

Replacing the items stolen during my robbery gave me no pleasure — until a new TV came into the picture.

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You’re Calling it WHAT? How I Decided on My Memoir’s Title

You’re Calling it WHAT? How I Decided on My Memoir’s Title

Getting Naked for Money? Misguided? I couldn’t decide on a title for my book until a friend helped me justify the racier pick.

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Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All

Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All

How a Ph.D. in literature came to write Arizona for Dummies, disrobe on a travel assignment to a nudist resort—and have a blast along the way.

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Beating the Home Invasion Blues

Beating the Home Invasion Blues

No one deserves to be robbed: Not single people, not forgetful people, not slobs. I temporarily forgot that after my home invasion.

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Give My Dog a Voice: Vote!

Give My Dog a Voice: Vote!

Madeleine, a dog with a strong personality, will star in my Kickstarter video–and has a speaking role. Please vote on the voice you think best represents her.

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Of Crowdsourcing and Camels

Of Crowdsourcing and Camels

If camels are horses built by committees, I’m all for equine oversight panels. Think of a committee as an old-fashioned form of crowdsourcing.

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