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Aug 08, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw

My Neighbor Wrote an Amazing Autobiography and I Helped to Publish It

My Neighbor Wrote an Amazing Autobiography and I Helped to Publish It
Aug 19, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
I’m excited to announce that my neighbor Dr. Werner Stamm has published a book! And I am honored to have been a part of the process, helping him to self-publish it.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Night Market

Choose Your Own Adventure: Night Market
Aug 16, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
Are you ready for a fun food adventure? Go check out a Night Market! Here are ten things to know before you go so you can have a great time.
 

When the Mountains Fell In Love with the Sea Mural

When the Mountains Fell In Love with the Sea Mural
Aug 09, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
The most unexpected, wonderfully marvelous, and fun surprise this summer has been watching a beautiful mural painted right across the street from where I live. 
 

I'm at the Book Fair!

I'm at the Book Fair!
Jul 06, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
The Tiny Book Fair is all summer long. I'm a participating author. Please go check it out!

Amber's Cooking Collective July 2022

Amber's Cooking Collective July 2022
Jun 27, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
Kids are on summer break, kids are home from college, everyone is hungry all day. 

I don't want to be in the kitchen a lot in July. Do you? No, you have better things to do. Pick up a copy of this Mark Bittman cookbook and join me in making easy fast tasty meals so we can spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside doing fun stuff.

Some Things Don't Change

Some Things Don't Change
Jun 23, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
As a young child, Kieran loved mud. I was delighted to see this vacation photo he sent. Some things don't change!

Another School Shooting

Another School Shooting
May 25, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
In high school, in the early 1980s, a boy I didn’t know very well looked at me through his long fringe of bangs and asked me to come to see something in his locker. He stared at me, eyes mostly hidden. We were not friends. I went, I don’t know why. His locker was near mine.

Inside he had a gun.
 

Coastal Grandmother

May 06, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
How to channel the Coastal Grandmother vibe even if you are not a grandmother.

If I Knew I Was Going to Have Three Boys, Volume 1

If I Knew I Was Going to Have Three Boys, Volume 1
May 05, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
The title of my book has been my personal tagline for quite some time.

Write it Down!

Write it Down!
Apr 27, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
Do you have a goal?

Write it down. Take a photo with it.

My Book Had a Glamor Photoshoot!

My Book Had a Glamor Photoshoot!
Apr 01, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
My book got the glamor treatment!

Why (and How) I Joined A Running Crew

Why (and How) I Joined A Running Crew
Mar 10, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw
I turned a solitary running practice into a social one and so far it's the best thing about 2022.

I joined a local group, Bay Area Run Crew, and running is now FUN.

My First Cocktail Review: Dirty Pernicious Flower

My First Cocktail Review: Dirty Pernicious Flower
Feb 12, 2022 by Amber McClain Shaw

1. Follow the recipe I send you, no matter how obscure, exotic, difficult to find, or expensive the ingredients.
2. Have your drink made and ready to sip.
3. Be on the zoom call 5 pm sharp.

These are the rules of my mom’s Friday night zoom happy hour.