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Self Publishing: Mission, Goals and Cover Guidance

Welcome to the second installment of my self-publishing adventure. Because I ghostwrite books, I’m sharing my process so that potential clients who are interested in this option will know what to expect or anticipate. If you were my client, I’d take you through the process of defining a mission and …

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Preview of “Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons from Friends Who Faced Cancer”

Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer should be off the printing press in January, 2012. Here’s a preview of the cover, introduction and first chapter…just scroll through. Intro and First Chapter of Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced Cancer by Tamela Rich After …

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Route 66 Through Arizona

Route 66, “America’s Highway” runs parallel to I-40 from time to time, but not all the way through. Dusty and I took it for several stretches from New Mexico to California. Winslow, Arizona There are plenty of photo opps in the tourist traps that dot the old highway.  Winslow, Arizona …

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Insider View of Self-Publishing

After writing about how to roll blog posts, newsletters and articles into books, self publishing, writing book proposals and what a book can do for you professionally, I invite you to walk with me down the path of self-publishing a book of my own. Live Full Throttle: Life Lessons From Friends Who Faced …

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Lessons from the Road

Helmet time often produces deep thought. On my motorcycle for 40 days this summer, I had a lot of helmet time. Among other things, I pondered relationships, physics, environmental economics, disease, mortality and the direction I want to take my life. Fear as a motivator I thought about the role of …

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What’s Knitting got to do with Motorcycle Adventures?

Stereotypes of “who” knits and “who” rides a motorcycle are abundant and contradictory. I do both! Here’s the back story of where I cooked up the idea for long-distance motorcycling…at the Cottage Yarn shop! The seeds were sewn at Cottage Yarn: Tam’s motorcycling back story from TamelaRich on Vimeo.

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What I Packed and Listened To

People often ask how difficult it is to pack for six weeks on a motorcycle. It’s pretty easy when you get in the groove. Simplicity is the watchword. Oh, and quick-dry fabrics. On the bike Camping gear:   tent rain fly sleeping bag yoga mat (for yoga and a sleeping …

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Headed East

Friday morning my traveling companion, Dusty, and I turned east at Reedsport, Oregon.  From this point, daylight will no longer be on our side…moving south and east means shorter days. If you’re following my posts on Facebook or are a newsletter subscriber you know it’s been a whirlwind even though …

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Summer on the Road for Breast Cancer Causes and a Book

I’m riding my motorcycle across 20 American states and 4 Canadian provinces through July 28 raising money for breast cancer causes with other American and Canadian motorcyclists . While on the road I’ll also be interviewing women motorcyclists who’ve battled cancer for a book I’m writing called Live Full Throttle: …

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Riding for Breast Cancer Causes

I’m committed to raising $2500 for breast cancer causes this summer.  Thanks to my friends and the businesses who supported my pre-Conga fundraiser I’m nearly 10% of the way there. Carolina Breast Friends & Breast Cancer Research Foundation To make it easier to allocate the funds raised between two worthy …

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