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My Crack Hamster & To Do List Epiphany

ROW80 & IWSG Check-ins Like windshield wipers that suddenly sync up, today is both a ROW80 and an IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) check-in date. Whee! I’ll start with IWSG: IWSG – Much To Do Lists About Nothing I love to do lists. They help me relax. Dumping all my ideas onto a piece of paper gets me out of my head. It helps me let go mentally, and focus in the moment. When I don’t write to do lists, I feel like a hamster on crack, unable to hop off its exercise wheel long enough to eat a tiny…

Memoir Mondays & a Blog Hop for Non-Fiction

This Week’s #BiteSizeMemoir Prompt: Camping THE PLAN: I intended to spend the week reading books, swimming, stargazing, and sailing our little 12 foot boat. My sister had a tan to perfect, and fish to catch. My parents, I’m sure, simply wanted to relax. THE DISASTER: The August sun held out until we reached the lakeside campground. First came the splats of big fat drops. This crescendoed to a steady downpour as we frantically pitched our tent. THE REALITY: No swimming, fishing, sailing, or tanning. Instead, we told stories and read books. We played card games and Scrabble. Mom won the…

Deep Creek Cemetery in Boyd, Texas: From Pioneers & Comanches to Mickey Mouse & Folk Ballet

Researching Paranormal Texas The following is an adapted excerpt from my travel guide to haunted places, a book called┬áParanormal Texas.┬áTo see a 5-minute info-video I made to accompany this story (with even more photos) watch the video below: And here’s a more recent video I made about Deep Creek Cemetery, in which I explain the meaning of several tombstone symbols: I don’t know why so many cemeteries are reportedly haunted, but here’s what we found on our first journey to Deep Creek Cemetery near Boyd, Texas: Pretty Country Drive to a Historic Texas Cemetery Deep Creek Cemetery is a short…

Media Kit for Author, Tui Snider

Media Kit for Author, Tui Snider Terms of use: I, Tui Snider, give permission for any and all of the information and photos on this page to be used for promoting my books and other creative projects both in print and online publications. Interviews, Guest Posts, Articles & Speaking Engagements: I am available for interviews, guest posts, articles, and speaking engagements. To make arrangements, please email me at TuiSnider @ gmail . com. I look forward to hearing from you! Short Bio: Tui Snider is a writer, travel blogger, photographer, and musician specializing in offbeat sites, overlooked history, cultural traditions,…

My Big Re-Discovery: Pleasure Reading!

Not all reading is the same If you’re like me, you spend a lot of your day reading. But how much of that time do you spend on pleasure reading versus task-oriented reading? When I was a kid, the majority of my reading time was pleasure reading. Now, however, the majority of my reading time is task-oriented. Seems like I’m always troubleshooting programs or hunting down specific information rather than kicking back with a great story, or leisurely reading other people’s blogs. Don’t get me wrong; task-oriented reading can be a lot of fun. I especially enjoy researching travel articles…