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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

October is Halloween and all things awesome about fall month.

We'll be talking about:

Halloween – origins of Halloween; safety; fun ideas for parties and decorations, costumes

Great books and what authors to read for a good scare

Horror movies

Apples - it’s officially apple month. We’ll be discussing…

·        Apples in literature

·        Johnny Appleseed

·        Types of apples.

·        Recipes using apples

·        Decorating with apples

·        Apple picking- where to go in the Pittsburgh area

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 for fall.

Travel – where to visit this fall

Linda Cahill will be back with some great recipes for Halloween and your Steeler parties

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

A new Book review

Money Matters and a few Life Hacks

New Sponsor pages

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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