Barbara Burgess

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No Book is Safe: Ep.06

Non-Fiction November:

Books about Writing

In this episode, I share the No Book Is Safe version of #NonfictionNovember by sharing three of my favorite books on writing.

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BOOKS MENTIONED:

Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg: amzn.to/2zrLw5q

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: amzn.to/2yIXHLW

Screenwriting Tricks for Authors by Alexandra Sokoloff: amzn.to/2ygMwWt

Officially on Soundcloud: @hellothisisbarbara

My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo):
amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:
www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:
Twitter | @hellothisisshe
Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara
Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara

No Book Is Safe: Ep. 05

 

This episode is my shorter than usual reading wrap-up for October 2017.

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BOOKS MENTIONED:

Western Star by Craig Johnson: http://amzn.to/2z9UswT

Matilda by Roald Dahl: http://amzn.to/2gG3jez

The Business of Writing for Children by Aaron Shepard: http://amzn.to/2gEvBGn

 

UNFINISHED READING MENTIONED:

Witches by Roald Dahl:  http://amzn.to/2h62qjs

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gaye: http://amzn.to/2zSka6o

Skin Game by Jim Butcher: http://amzn.to/2i6O52G

How to Market a Book 3rd Edition by Joanna Penn: http://amzn.to/2haYOcE

Sheepfarmer’s Daughter by Elizabeth Moon: http://amzn.to/2i6N2Qe

Officially on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/hellothisisbarbara

My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo):
http://amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:
http://www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:
Twitter | @hellothisisshe
Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara
Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara
Website | www.hellothisisbarbara.com

Barbara Makes A Pumpkin Pie

I have made a lot of pumpkin pies this season.  I am baking one right now.

I posted all of the pictures of the process on my Instagram account and in the InstaStory section as well!  Pop over and take a look.

And, here is the kind-of recipe.

Make That Pie

1 pie pumpkin

-Roast in oven face down at 400 for 30 minutes on a baking sheet covered in nonstick aluminum foil. Add two Tbsp of water to the sheet (maybe more depending on size of pumpkin, type of oven, etc.)

In a bowl, mix:

1 cup heavy whipping cream (because we don’t play around)

3 eggs

1 to 1.5 cups of brown sugar (should only take 1 cup)

1 tsp vanilla (sometimes I use a Tbsp like a savage)

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (I have never measured pumpkin pie spice in my life.  Just taste as you go.)

What’s Next

When the pumpkin has been roasted well enough that the skin can be easily penetrated with a fork, remove it and scoop the pumpkin out of the shell into the bowl.

Mix-y, mix-y.

Taste.

Pour into a ready-made crust.  Don’t be proud.  Use a ready-made crust.

I like the Pillsbury Unroll and Fill.  They are perfect.

Bake-y, Bake-y.

Ovens are like puppies.  Each one is different.  I have a small gas oven.  I set it to 350/400 and bake for around 40 minutes.

Boom!  There it is.

Happy Baking!

 

 

My Week in Workouts: 10/23 to 10/27

Monday – upper body dumbbell workout|1 hour of yoga

Tuesday – run, run, run

Wednesday – leg + glutes dumbbell workout|1 hour of yoga

Thursdays – run, run, run

Friday – run, run, run

 

That’s about it for this week.  I post very short vlog using InstaStories on Instagram.  Some of them are post workout if you are interested.


If you are also a #FitWriter, I would love to know about your fit life and your routine to stay healthy while writing.  You can leave a comment below and follow me on Instagram @hellothisisbarbara.


You can find my children’s books are available on Amazon Here:

Fernando Learns About Asking – http://amzn.to/2ybtKUn

Fernando Learns About Helping – http://amzn.to/2xJh0ms

An Eartha and Audi Story – http://amzn.to/2xJ1Xc5


Follow my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:  http://www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:

Twitter | @hellothisisshe

Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara

Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara


While I am wellness coach (yoga instructor, etc.), I am not a doctor.  So, typical disclaimer stuff:  Talk to your doctor before trying any new exercise regimen.  The advice I give here is an example of what works for me (the writer, Barbara Burgess), and may not be appropriate for you.  Once again, I am not telling you how to live your life.  Blah, blah, blah.  Full disclaimer here: http://www.hellothisisbarbara.com/fitness-and-exercise-disclaimer

 

NO BOOK IS SAFE: EP. 04

WESTERN STAR BY CRAIG JOHNSON

In this video, I talk about reading the 13th book in the Longmire series by Craig John.

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BOOKS MENTIONED:

The Wait by Lisa Kaye Presley: http://amzn.to/2iBDpga

Zookymoon by Jacquelyn C. Allen: http://amzn.to/2i661dv

Western Star by Craig Johnson: http://amzn.to/2z9UswT

My children’s books are available on Amazon here (enjoy that classy author photo): http://amzn.to/2zjUEFR

You can learn about my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here: http://www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:

Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara

 

My Week in Workouts

Monday – 15 minute run|1 hour yoga

Tuesday – 25 minute strength training

Wednesday – 25 minute leg day

Thursdays – 20 minute run

Friday – 20 minute elliptical workout


If you are also a #FitWriter, I would love to know about your fit life and your routine to stay healthy while writing.  You can leave a comment below and follow me on Instagram @hellothisisbarbara.  I post little vlogs on Instastories (on Instagram) about my workout, writing life, and things.  It helps to have the support other writers as we work and stay healthy.  I’d happily be your Instagram workout and writing buddy!


You can find my children’s books are available on Amazon Here:

Fernando Learns About Asking – http://amzn.to/2ybtKUn

Fernando Learns About Helping – http://amzn.to/2xJh0ms

An Eartha and Audi Story – http://amzn.to/2xJ1Xc5


Follow my work with illustrator Duncan Ragsdale here:  http://www.wearemakingstories.com

STAY CONNECTED:

Twitter | @hellothisisshe

Instagram | @hellothisisbarbara

Facebook | www.facebook.com/hellothisisbarbara


While I am wellness coach (yoga instructor, etc.), I am not a doctor.  So, typical disclaimer stuff:  Talk to your doctor before trying any new exercise regimen.  The advice I give here is an example of what works for me (the writer, Barbara Burgess), and may not be appropriate for you.  Once again, I am not telling you how to live your life.  Blah, blah, blah.  Full disclaimer here: http://www.hellothisisbarbara.com/fitness-and-exercise-disclaimer