Category Archives: Jen’s Posts

Adventures in Fermentation, With Jen Blood

A few weeks ago, I was diagnosed with de Quervain’s tenosynivitis — a condition in which the tendons connecting the wrist and thumb and the synovial sheath encasing those tendons become inflamed from overuse. It’s apparently not an uncommon condition, … Continue reading

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Enter Jen’s Pit Bull Photo Contest and Win for Your Favorite Animal Rescue

It seems as though the past few months have sped by with a mind of their own since getting the latest Flint K-9 Search and Rescue mystery — Inside the Echo — out at the end of February. I’m pleased … Continue reading

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Fact, Fiction, Moral Imperatives, and Jen’s New Book

As I write this, Magnus the Cat is in the next room attacking the contents of my closet. I’m not entirely sure what’s in there, but whatever it is, by the sound of things it will be all over the … Continue reading

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Recommendations by Jen

I thought it would be fun this month to do a round-up of some of the favorite things I’ve discovered in recent months, that I recommend to others. It started out with just books, but life these days seems to … Continue reading

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Vegan (GASP!) Baking for the Holidays, With Jen Blood

Okay, yes: butter makes things taste good. Eggs make things light and delicious. Regardless, the lovely Ben and I decided to go vegan last year in response to the poor treatment of animals in food production and concerns about the … Continue reading

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The 10 Writing and Editing Stages of the Successful Novel

I know that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and all the cool kids are therefore writing about all the things they’re thankful for. I definitely have many, many things to thank the universe for this year: a lovely new home, a cat-and-puppy … Continue reading

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Of Cats’ Eyes and Puppy Dog Tales

It’s quarter till six on Wednesday morning, but I’ve been up since about four-thirty, thanks to a certain cat who decided four-thirty was the perfect time to come into the bedroom and prrrrt and meow and romp and knead and … Continue reading

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