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Claudia Hall Christian
Denver, Colorado
Claudia writes great stories about good people caught in difficult situations
Interests: Beekeeping, Books, Fitness
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Let's go over passwords again. Since every single password manager has been hacked, your best bet is to create a memorable password for every site you're on. Here's how: 1. Pick a word, but not someone's name, that you'll remember -- favorite place, tarot card, food, bird, fish, animal, whatever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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In my lifetime, I have known only peace. I've never had to live through "rockets red glare" as promised in the Star Spangled Banner. I have lived on safe streets in quiet neighborhoods. Outside of the ever-present risk of personal assault, I have never lived within the theater of war.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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I have a lot to say here, but for now, the short story is going to have to do. On November 24, 1994, I was pushed off a trampoline by a six year old child. I managed to land on my feet completely unscathed. In response, she hurled herself off... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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I spent almost two years immersed in the Salem Witch Trials for my novel Suffer a Witch, in which the Salem Witches are immortal and live in modern day Boston. Cora (a.k.a. Tink) has been a key adviser to this project. Through her help, articles, and guidance, I've come to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Internet trolls suck (This post was originally posted at the MidwifeMidlifeproject in September, 2014) If you're a woman, and you interact on the Internet, you've probably met an Internet troll. You might have had people threaten to kill you or rape you and cut off your head or send you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Dottie found her tail Last weekend, out of the blue, Dottie discovered that something was following her. She had no idea what it was. She'd probably never seen it before. Every time she turned around, this thing was following her. She tried to outrun it. She tried to shake it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at On a Limb with Claudia
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I remember it like this. The husband came home one Friday singing the song "Sisters" from White Christmas. I didn't think much about it. The husband's older brother had a penchant for musicals and he had seen a lot of them growing up. It's something we have in common since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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My guess is that the moment you read this question, someone came to mind. Maybe they are someone you simply lost track of. Maybe they are someone you intentionally or unintentionally hurt through your own pain, anger, or simple thoughtlessness. Don't wait for the "right" time because there is no... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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In celebration of the long anticipated release of Suffer a Witch, here are a few things I learned through researching much of the scholarly work. Five things that surprised me about the Salem Witch Trials 1. There was no witchcraft going on. Take a moment to digest that. Tibuta was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
How fabulous, Daniel! Thank you for sharing. In Suffer a Witch, Sarah Wildes is a spiritual teacher with a great following. Overall, she is a kind, loving person who is a key figure in running the store. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2015 on Who was... Sarah Wildes at Suffer a Witch
During the month of April, Claudia is writing the Jazz Murderer, a Seth and Ava Story for newsletter subscribers. There are daily and weekly contests for eBooks, paperbacks, and other prizes. Today, in this post, we are sharing the story so far. The first section is told in story form.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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This article originally appeared in Claudia's newsletter. To subscribe, click here. First things first: Quite a few of you have written to ask me how I manage my pain. I am not a doctor. I only know what works for me. There are a lot of experts who write about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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In our trip across the country, I happened to see Cory Doctorow on CSPAN Book TV in the lobby of a hotel. That's it -- I only saw him. This morning, I thought I would track down the interview. (Click the picture or here to watch the interview.) Cory is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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(This article was originally posted in my newsletter - Claudia's Corner. You can sign up for the newsletter by clicking here.) What the heck is happening with publishing? As readers, you have a vested interest in what's going on in the world of publishing. Most of my team at Cook... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Time to change your passwords! It's a new year, so it's time to change your passwords. I know it seems crazy, but I change mine every year. I use a system which creates a unique password for every site and every account. I also have the year so that I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at On a Limb with Claudia
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I believe in peace. It's something I was willing to argue with my father and grandfather about. I started participating in the Blog Blast for peace soon after it started in 2006. Here's a few of my peace globes over the years. The globes mean a tremendous amount to me,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Who was Rebecca Nurse? In the simplest terms, Rebecca Nurse was a sick, hard of hearing, elderly woman from a powerful, wealthy family, and the eldest of three sisters who lived in and around Salem Village. She was known for her piety and almost regal bearing. More significantly, her family... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
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Who was Mary Towne Eastey? First and foremost, Mary Towne Eastey was the sister of Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Cloyce. The "Towne girls," were born in Suffolk, England and lived with their husbands in Topsfield, a town just north of Salem Village. Rebecca was the much elder, senior "girl", Sarah... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
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Looking for more of "incredible", "addictive" Suffer a Witch? Join the Book Club to keep reading! Who was Mary Ayer Parker? Mary Ayer Parker is a little bit of an oddity. Most of the books about the Salem Witch crisis note how little is known about her. However, a little... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
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Looking for more of "incredible", "addictive" Suffer a Witch? Join the Book Club to keep reading! Who was... John Willard? There are two main stories about John Willard -- in one, he's a constable that turned his back on the trials; in another, he married into a contentious Wilkins family.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
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Chapter Seven ~ part ten ~ George put his arm around her, and she nestled into him. “What I want to know is why all this is coming up now,” Em said. “I’ve seen Alice at least once a week for more than two hundred years. She’s never asked about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
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We share 99% of the same genetics. Not similar. Not kind of a like. The very same genes. The extra fluff is the stuff is cultural. For example, prior to 1700s, no one tracked who was white and who was black. So much so that no one (and I mean... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Chapter Seven ~ part nine ~ George shrugged. “I never would have guessed that her brother-in-law, Hathorne, would . . .” “Examine us for witchcraft?” Em asked. “Set the bullshit in motion so that we were hanged?” George gave a curt nod. “I always felt like he was angry with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Suffer a Witch
"Human rights" is an idea that hasn't been around for very long. Out of the ashes of the Holocast and World War II, the United Nations Assembly adopted the first formal definition of human rights called The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Prior to 1948, the discussion of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at On a Limb with Claudia
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Mimi Lenox asked me to write about Peace for sixty days. I've been keeping up on Facebook. However, I know that a lot of people aren't on Facebook. This is what I've posted in the last week: _________________________________ How do we make peace when we have so many enemies? We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at On a Limb with Claudia