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A treat from author Joanna Campbell Slan

Being Kind to Yourself

If you’re like me, you put everyone else in your world first.

Yeah, I kind of hate to admit it, but I do. I even write about women who value friends and family at their own expense, so you’d think I’d recognize what I’m doing. Like most of us, I tend to shortchange myself and ignore my own needs.

So once in a while, I treat myself. I buy a new craft toy, or paper, or order something small. Usually I forget what I’ve ordered. When it shows up in my mailbox, I’m thrilled. Sometimes I pre-order books and forget about them. When they show up in my e-reader, I’m happily surprised.

And boy, do I have the perfect thing for you to order. It’s only 99 cents. It’s an e-book I put together with a dozen of my best author-buds. We call it Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries. At 625-pages long and only 99 cents, it’s a real steal. You can pre-order your copy now, for an October 15, 2015, release.

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But we’ve gone the extra step. We’ve added a special gift, a bonus file full of recipes and craft ideas. All you need to do is send an email to the special address inside the book and the computer will automatically send you the nifty bonus file.

You might be wondering, Why would thirteen authors put together a book that’s so cheap? What’s wrong? Are they all hacks? There has to be something wrong with their work or they wouldn’t do this!

Actually, our group is made up of New York Times bestselling authors, USA Today bestselling authors, and national bestselling authors. We’ve won a variety of awards for our writing.

In fact, we’re betting that once you try our work, you’ll want to buy other books we’ve written. Consider Happy Homicides an “almost free sample,” like a taste test you’d get in a grocery store. (I love those, don’t you?)

So we’ve put our best (metaphorical) foot forward with these stories. There’s no graphic sex, no foul language, and no graphic violence. We’ve written about dogs, friendship, sisterhood, family, and communities. I’ve written two stories, one about my scrapbooking sleuth Kiki Lowenstein, and another about my DIY sleuth Cara Mia Delgatto. Some of the stories are cute. Some are edgy. Many are moving and appeal to our higher selves. For a full list of the stories and their themes, go to

Why not be an elf to yourself? For only 99 cents, you can pre-order Happy Homicides and forget about it. Make a note of October 15 on your calendar and prepare for a sweet surprise.

Editor’s Note: Joanna Campbell Slan writes the Kiki Lowenstein Mystery series, featuring an ace scrapbooker and mom who lives in St. Louis. She also pens the Cara Mia Delgatto mysteries set in Florida. Her serialized short stories appear regularly in our magazine. Learn more at

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On the Road: Exploring Our Local Scrapbook Stores-From Moments to Milestones in Sturgis, MI

From Moments to Milestones

Interview with owner, Lucy Fearnow.


From Moments to Milestones storefront in Sturgis, MI! 

1) How many years have you been in business? 

From Moments To Milestones was opened on November 1, 2012. It was formerly called Magic Moments. We are growing and going on three years.

2) What makes your store unique?

I feel every local scrapbook store (LSS) is unique in its own way. Brick and mortar LSS stores are rare to find these days. Just having a passion for the industry itself helps to motivate and help others to create and keep memories.

3) How do you promote your store? Do you have any listings on social media?

We offer card classes and crops on a monthly basis. We currently use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to relate to our customer base. We also use email to contact our customers.

4) What is the biggest challenge that you face as an independent business owner?

A minor challenge, for some days, is foot traffic. Having the extra labor to create samples, teach classes and stay competitive in business are a few other challenges.

5) Contact information:

From Moments To Milestones
104 West Chicago Road
Strugis, MI 49091


Gina Karas, our guest blogger, is a traditional scrapbooker with a passion for photography. She works full-time as a Sales Assistant in the construction industry, but spends her spare time crafting with her mom and crazy friends! “Scrapbooking keeps me sane!” she says. See her projects and posts about scrapping & crafting on her blog, California Scrappin’.

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