Joanna Campbell Slan, Author at Joanna Campbell Slan

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A New Leaf — A She Shed to Combat the Winter Blues

Every year, Miniatures.com challenges those of us who think “small” to take one of their kits and make it our own. This year’s kit was the “Serenity Shed.” Since I hate winter and being cold, I decided to make a place that I could mentally crawl into. A comfy spot full of plants, books, and […]

Boo to You, Too — A Halloween Scene in Miniature

For weeks now, I’ve been working on this Halloween scene. Let me walk you through it: The body of the bat is an empty plastic jug that contained protein powder. The head is two plastic cups, tin foil, card, and paper clay. The teeth are wire, covered with paper clay. The eyes are plastic, painted […]

When a Man Comes to the Door with Pizza …Excerpt from Second Chance at Faith

In Second Chance at Faith: Book #4 in the Second Chance Series, Cara’s friends all tell her that she needs to “get out there” to find a guy. Honora even goes so far as to say, “A man isn’t going to come to the door, Cara.” But maybe Honora is wrong… EXCERPT When the driver […]

25 Reasons to Love Audiobooks

(And how to make them more affordable once you do fall in love with them.) 1. You can listen to an audiobook while you fold clothes. 2. You can learn how to correctly pronounce words from audiobooks. 3. No one knows what you’re listening to, so you can choose your genre/book title without embarrassment. 4. […]

A Lesson in Living Mindfully: Right here. Right now.

By Joanna Campbell Slan The Friday after Thanksgiving kicks off the selling season for all sorts of merchants. Pianos are no exception. My husband couldn’t leave his music store to travel with me to Florida, where my mother and two sisters lived. To be honest, I couldn’t take time off. Not really. I was working […]

Update on my life late August 2018

Hi, My Sweeties— I’m feeling swamped. Sigh. As always. But here goes… 1. I’m working on The Best of British Scrapbooking and Cardmaking to get it ready to re-publish. It’s not up yet on Amazon, because we still have some formatting issues, but when it’s up, I’d appreciate you posting a review. 2. I had […]

The Revenge of AOL/Lessons I learned about my computer

By Joanna Campbell Slan As with most crises, this one began simply enough. My AOL inbox showed 20,000+ messages. The number had built up over time. In a surge of energy, I decided to clean out the inbox. Four hours later, I’d winnowed the mess down to 3,000+ emails. Some of you might have even gotten […]

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