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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Next month in This Awful-Awesome Life*

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In November we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a time to honor our veterans and recognize Native Americans cultures.

We'll be talking about:

Thanksgiving – how it started. Why we celebrate and how to be respectful of Native American culture.

Great books and what authors to read including reviews of Bolt Action Remedy by JJ Hensley and Imperfect Forgiveness: The miracle of releasing hurt bit by bit by Alice Wheaton

What to serve for your family feast

·         Traditional fare

·         Vegan

·         It’s a little Italian in here

·         A healthy feast

·         Gluten free and other special diet menus

·         What about dessert?

Food and Drink – Terry Kish will be visiting an area restaurant and one of the local wineries, distilleries or craft breweries to find the perfect beverage to kick off the start of the holiday season

Travel – where to visit this fall

Linda Cahill will be back with some great recipes for Thanksgiving

We'll have some guest contributors and more of those amazing free use photos from and the Pixaby app.

Don't miss:

Word of the Month (if we have room)

Money Matters and a few Life Hacks

New Sponsor pages

Yes, there will be a quiz – test your knowledge of the November topic of my choice

If you would like to contribute an article or be interviewed for an upcoming issue, contact Fran at or FRANJOYCE@THISAWFULAWESOMELIFE.COM.

Contributing writers and photographers will receive a byline with their photograph and we will publish your contact/website information. Presently we do not pay for accepted submissions. It's not in the budget....yet.

*We are a work in progress - thanks for your patience as we work to improve our content and format. I'll be adding the content from our previous issues onto this site - you'll be able to find all your favorite articles with fresh new designs.


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