I appreciate all of you! Thanks for your encouragement and support of my writing. The one-day promotion of my travel memoir, Traveling Together: Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three is over, but the ebook is still available at Amazon at its regular price of $2.99. Here is a link to it.
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Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Amazon, Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three, ebook, free, Free book, Kindle, love story, memoir, Shelley Odendahl, travel, writing on October 14, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
My travel memoir eBook, Traveling Together: Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three, is FREE TODAY, Sunday October 14, 2012! I hope you will take advantage of this one-day promotion to download the book for your Kindle or other electronic device. Just click on this link to the book at Amazon.
Please feel free to share this information with others today.
It’s …not necessary to have a Kindle to read it. With a free app from Amazon it is available for reading on computers, iPads, iPhones and other devices. Here is a link to get that app: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000493771
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged 1980s, adventure, Black Hills, Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three, Door County, ebook, Jackson Hole, journeys, Kindle, life, love, memoir, motorcycle, relationship, self-publish, Shelley Odendahl, travel, Traveling Together, writing, Yellowstone on September 17, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I met Cliff in 1981 and we married a year later. We took several motorcycle trips together — to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone, the Black Hills, Door County, and Colorado. Our adventures during those journeys are the basis for this book. At 20,000 words it is a quick read.
I hope you will consider taking a “look inside” at the link (book title) above. Let me know what you think!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged baby boomer, concert, experience, leisure, life, memoir, motorcycle, realize your dreams, rocking, Santana, Shelley Odendahl, travel, Traveling Together on July 13, 2012 | 8 Comments »
I plead guilty!
The evidence in this case is provided by my wide smile when I recount my activities during the past two weeks:
- I spent time leading up to the 4th of July playing volleyball in a lake in Wisconsin with a group of friends. The net is literally set up in the lake. Classic fun!
- I experienced Santana in concert – for two+ hours, under the stars. Carlos is fantastic – he’s still rocking – making it fresh and real after all these years. He plays with a large group of musicians, and they know how to do it right.
- I got behind my husband on our motorcycle for the first time in many years. He recently had our Yamaha 1100 revamped and has begun to ride it on nearby country roads. I have been writing my motorcycle memoirs, Traveling Together, Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Makes Three, and it brought back the memory of soaring down the road on a bike. I tried it and I liked it!
What are you doing that shows your rockin’ spirit?
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Abbey Road, blog, Dorothy Sander, ebook, goals, gratitude, journal, Lennon/McCartney, life, lifelong learning, love, memoir, motorcycle, musings, Shelley Odendahl, summer fun, The End, writing, www.agingabundantly.com, www.thirdage.com on June 18, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Today I am sharing excerpts from my journal, about some of my goals for 2012:
- “Write my first book — Motorcycle Memoir – draft by 8/1/12.”
- “Focus my positive energies in ways to enhance the lives of myself, Cliff and others. Journal to help me with context and staying on track.”
- “Work on organizing/clearing stuff out of house. Keep only what we need and love.”
I added quotes, including this one: ”The love you take is equal to the love you make.” — Lennon & McCartney
I wrote the journal entries yesterday while travelling home from a weekend in North Dakota. Within an hour of writing the words above (and more), the Beatles song The End, with the lyrics I quoted (from the Abbey Road album, recorded in 1969) came on the radio. I felt like I had called it to me. Those are certainly words to live by.
I would like to thank Dorothy Sander, who generously invited me to be a guest blogger. The result was this piece I wrote about Lifetime Learning: Summer Camp for Adults. If you have not yet checked out Aging Abundantly, I can highly recommend it for its inspiring and honest articles on subjects that matter to women. After Dorothy posted my piece, it was linked to, as Summer Fun for Boomers, by ThirdAge.com, a website for boomer women.
I am grateful for this recognition and opportunity to share my writing. Thank you!
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged 1980s, adventure, artist grant, biker, Catherine Watson, e-book, inspiration, journey, Kindle, life, love, Madeline Island School of the Arts, McKnight Foundation, memoir, motorcycle, realize your dreams, relationships, Shelley Odendahl, travel, Traveling Together, workshop, writing on May 24, 2012 | 3 Comments »
I am living in the 1980s, as I remember my past in order to realize my dreams for the future. I am writing my first travel memoir.
Traveling Together: Cliff and Me and the Motorcycle Make Three is about the journeys I took with my husband which generated stories of love and adventure. During the past few years I have been composing my account of these stories during writing classes. Now I am putting the chapters together to become my first e-book.
I am well on my way to completing this memoir. My plans are to publish this as a Kindle e-book before I publish the book I have been working on: Realize Your Dreams: An Action Plan for Life Transformation.
Last week I had the great privilege to participate in a writing workshop called Pilgrimages: Mindful Travel Writing & Memoir at Madeline Island School of the Arts, where I worked on this memoir. It was taught by Catherine Watson, an accomplished travel writer and inspiring instructor and mentor. I was part of a small group of students who poured our hearts out, writing in a supportive environment. My thanks to all involved. Did a mention that it was a fantastic experience?
The reason I was able to participate in this workshop is because I was the recipient of an Individual Artists Grant, which I would like to acknowledge with gratitude: “This activity is made possible by a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council with funds generously provided by the McKnight Foundation.”