Daily Life

Doggie Acupuncture, Mandala Making, Yummy Dipping Sauce

I can’t believe we’re in the last week of August already. Where did this summer go? I’ve been noticing the sun setting a little earlier each day, and I’m not sure how excited I am about the whole idea. I love these bright, cheery, summery days. I don’t mind if they stick around for a while yet. These last few weeks have been zooming by. There’s no shortage of summer insanity around this house....

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First Draft, Summer Fun, and Cookies

Summer is in full bloom, and life is busy here in the Beauman household. I’m back to storytelling, which means spending many hours a day tucked upstairs in my office, typing, typing, typing away. Except for when I’m not because this new novel is coming in fits and starts, which tends to be the case with each new book—the dreaded part of first-draft mode. At this point in the process, I’m still...

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Cupcakes, Patio Sets, and Summer Fruit Dip

The hot, hazy days of summer are officially here in New Hampshire. I can’t tell you how much I love, love, love walking about while the breeze blows warm and the sun kisses my shoulders. Soon enough, winter will be back to keep us stuck indoors, so I treasure every glorious heat-filled day this season brings. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks resting and relaxing after the craziness of the...

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Defending Jacob: My Day As A TV Movie Extra

Last May I had a cool opportunity to participate as an extra on Apple TV+'s production of Defending Jacob. Yeah, the TV miniseries starring Chris Evans. I’m always up for new adventures. As a writer, I’m forever fascinated by people, places, and things. When I get a chance to gain insight into a world entirely unfamiliar to me, I jump at it. Stepping into new experiences and perspectives makes...

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Edits, Face Masks, and Grilled Chicken

Whew, these last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind! It’s funny, though, because some days pass in a blur and others in an eternity. Perhaps you know what I mean? My family and I have been staying close to home, doing our part to flatten the curve, leaving only for necessities. Yet my soul yearns for a day of excitement and energy in the city. Typically, we head into Boston for a change of...

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