Author Archives: juliabarrett

About juliabarrett

I am an author of fiction and nonfiction.

A Pup You Don’t Want to Miss

Great dog blog and book release!

Another Good Dog™

The excitement level in this house is working its way off the charts, so having four puppies and three dogs in our midst just seems appropriate.

Dear friends stopped by Sunday night for an impromptu supper and as we talked, we had to raise our voices over the excited yipping of the breakfast pups (Grits was hiding under the raised bed again – which makes his sisters go nuts. I think maybe they believe he really is gone when he does this.).

When Snoopy jumped up on one friend to assist him with his plate, he laughed and gently nudged him away. And when Frankie’s excitement veered towards the out-of-my-control level, they waited while we crated him.

I love that I have the kind of friends who don’t bat an eye at the dog chaos that has become my life.

The Breakfast pups are sweet, goofy, houndish pups who I…

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Mysterious Deaths Of Ancient Baobabs

Interesting.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

h/t Various!

From the BBC, the strange news about baobab trees:

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A tree regarded as the icon of the African savannah is dying in mysterious circumstances.

International scientists have discovered that most of the oldest and largest African baobab trees have died over the past 12 years.

They suspect the demise may be linked to climate change, although they have no direct evidence of this.

The tree can grow to an enormous size, and may live hundreds if not thousands of years.

The researchers, from universities in South Africa, Romania and the US, say the loss of the trees is “an event of an unprecedented magnitude”.

Revealing the findings in the journal Nature Plants, they say the deaths were not caused by an epidemic.

“We suspect that the demise of monumental baobabs may be associated at least in part with significant modifications of climate conditions that affect southern Africa…

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Hey all – Thanks!

I appreciate the new followers and I vow to post more often. I am super busy with family. BTW, most of my books are FREE FREE FREE! Go. Download. Read. Enjoy.

Still snowing here! 🙂

(Miss you Tom!) XOXO Julia

Photo Essay- Our Winter Hike…

Winter hike 10

The beginning…

Winter hike 9

The meadow and the mountain…

Winter hike 8

Crossing the river…

Winter hike 7

My favorite view.

Winter hike 6

Jake and I enter the portal…

Winter hike 5

A bridge to…

Winter hike 4

Snow dog!

Winter hike 3

Another bend in the river.

Winter hike 2

The ears- but it’s so silent!

Winter hike 1

Leaving the enchanted forest…

I Finally Did It: WORD FOR THE WISE is now an ebook

From my dear friend, Jaye Manus, the Goddess of Formatting.

QA Productions

I know, I know, I haven’t posted in ages. I’ve been very busy. Anyone want to know how to scan and restore foreign edition paperbacks and turn them into ebooks and print books without being able to understand the words? *crickets* No? Okay, on to the subject at hand.

After years of cleaning and processing MS Word docs, and posting tips and tricks and hacks for using Microsoft Office Word for writing and self-publishing, and answering a lot of emails about problems with Word, I finally compiled that hard-earned knowledge into a book.

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Here’s an excerpt from the Introduction:

Word is an excellent word processor, one of the most powerful on the market. All that power comes with a price: Where the act of composing fiction or nonfiction is a simple process (in technical terms) Word is complicated. It’s right there in the name itself: Microsoft Office Word. It’s a

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