Something to SEA: My Published Works and a FREE Giveaway!

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As you know, I love living at the Jersey Shore, and I love writing.  I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute to a local publication, where I get to write about all things Jersey Shore, as well as meet some pretty interesting people.

I am very excited to share the digital edition of Jersey Shore Magazine’s Spring 2016 issue, which you can access by clicking anywhere in this line. I wrote 5 articles that appear in the issue:  “A Voice for the Sharks” (p. 10-11), “The Monmouth University Polling Institute” (p. 12-13), “Cattus Island County Park Redux” (p. 14-15), “Meridian Health-Taking Care of the Jersey Shore” (p. 66-74) and “Jersey Shore Foodie: Rod’s is Celebrating 35 Years of Success at the Jersey Shore” (p. 91-92).  I also provided compilation and editorial work on the various directories contained in the issue, including Theater & Concert, Farmer’s Markets, Calendar of Events, Area Towns and Tourism Information.

To celebrate finding my voice and seeing my words in print, one lucky person who comments on this post about what you love about writing or what you love about the area where you live will win a printed copy of my book “Escape: Lessons from the Sea” as well as a brand new black Moleskin notebook.  Comments must be posted before 5:00 pm on Sunday 3/20/2016, and the winner will be announced on Monday 3/21/2016.

As always, I thank you for your continued support!  I look forward to reading your comments!

Something to SEA: Rainy Day Clicks for 10/24/2015

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Hello friends!  It seems like I wrote last week’s clicks entry yesterday, but in reality, it’s already been a week.  No matter how hard I try to enjoy each moment of every day, it gets harder and harder to do so.  I feel like I am trapped by a tornado of papers which gets more scattered as each minute passes, then trying to make sense of it all at the end of the day is an uphill battle that simply defeats me.  When I schedule time to write (or even just to try and relax), I find my brain runs like a hamster in a wheel, or like another tornado, thinking of all that I need to do instead of thinking of what I want to write.  I want to create.  I want to go do something.  I MUST make it happen.  I MUST survive the day’s tornado and stand strong after it passes.

Rain is in the forecast here in New Jersey, so if you’re tooling around, here’s some interesting links from the week to check out.

A Mexican Church Reappears – despite the drought, it’s pretty neat that this church is once again visible

The Stepfather and the Weddings – a follow-up to the story to the wedding photos that went viral

A Crazy Scene from the Oceans of Love Radiothon – an unbelievable ending to an amazing local fundraiser

Better Identification of Viking Corpses Reveal Women Warriors – who knew?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer 3 – Yes.  I am a proud Star Wars fan.  The trailer confirms and refutes, simultaneously, every theory I have.  My brother and I have our tickets for 7 pm on December 17 (and quite honestly, there’s nobody else I’d rather share this memory with).

A Thank You From Star Wars – gratitude for an exceptional week

The Best Think You Can Do For Yourself – And All The Women Around You – another favorite by Elizabeth Gilbert

and finally

The 2015 Fall/Holiday issue of Jersey Shore Magazine is now online…and I am the proud writer of 4 articles.  A separate blog entry about this will come soon.

Until next time,

Jill