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Lake Arrowhead & Morro Bay Book Signings

I'll be at Timberline in The Glen, in Cedar Glen signing my latest book, The Maidservant in Cabin Number One. Of course I'll have all my books, and if you already have my books, bring them in and I'll sign them! Saturday 1-5, Sunday 11-3

Morro Bay Book Signing:
Join me and 5 other Authors and Actors for A Book Performance, Sunday June 2
Coalesce Bookstore - 845 Main St., Morro Bay, CA from 1-3.

The Maidservant in Cabin number one book with woman traveling

Ordering glitch on Amazon

This email is for those of you who were just dying to order The Maidservant in Cabin Number One, Book Four, in paperback or hardcover. I'm not sure what the glitch was on Amazon, but it's now officially available!

If you'd like a signed copy, let me know, and I'll get one in the mail.

Book 4 The Maidservant in Cabin One Cover Reveal

Shut the Front Door! It’s book #4

I can only use this rhyme once, unless I get to book 24.

Sad to say, I have an expiration date (still unknown, thankfully) so I probably won’t write that many books in my lifetime. But I couldn’t pass up saying it. And if you even read and pay attention to my newsletters, it seems I announced Book 4 would be published in January. Well, that didn’t happen, so I’m re-announcing it now. 

open book with Christmas lights

Year End 2023

Great book deals and giveaways for the holidays!

Hope you had a great Holiday.

Book 4, The Maidservant in Cabin Number One, is officially going to print! It should be available mid January, but I'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out these great book deals and giveaways from other authors!

woman drinking hot chocolate and reading a book

December 2023

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


  • Decorate the tree
  • Decide on a menu (or what you're bringing)
  • Wrap all the presents (or give money)
  • Snuggle up with a good book
  • Hide the elf....
candles, pumpkins and a book on a rainy day

November 2023

It seems the holidays come faster every year...

...which means I'm also getting older quicker!

One minute you're celebrating the new year, and the next it's dressing up for Halloween (or just buying candy like me), and then popping a turkey in the oven (or like me, finding somewhere where the meal's already prepared!) But I do love Fall....

book on fall steps

October 2023

Netflix called...They want to make the books into a series (Don’t I wish?)

And did I already mention the trilogy is turning into 5 books?
Book 4, The Maidservant in Cabin Number One, is the story about the woman who ends up owning the cabins before selling them to Sam, who sells them to Annie.
Book 5, Dear Noah, is Annie’s story from her thirties to when she turns 80 and decides to write these books.

Book Three - the Starlet in Cabin number seven

September 2023

Yippee! It’s Book Number Three!

Please join me  for my first Book Store Event
Don’t let the title fool you; it says it’s book three but there’s going to be a book four and five! I’ve been busy writing and editing them, so knowing how long the process takes, they’ll be out in 2024. It seems like a long way away but the way time flies, it’ll be here before you know it!

Chrysteen - book carnival

July 2023

Join Me - Book Store Event Sunday, July 16

Please join me  for my first Book Store Event
Sunday, July 16, 2 pm at Book Carnival, 348 S. Tustin Street, Orange, (714) 538-3210 (even if you’re my best friend and have already bought my books, my success will be measured by your support. Hint, hint) 

books and old typewriter with quote

May 2023

June 23 is National Typewriter Day!

Just thought you should know that, for without our typewriters (aka computers) there would be no new books to read.
And speaking of new books, book three of the Trilogy, The Starlet in Cabin Number Seven, is off to the publisher, and should be ready in a couple of months. (Book Publisher’s Day is January 16. We missed it!)

book covers on valentine's background

February 2023

Book Signing and a New Contest

The Friends of the Library Los Alamitos-Rossmoor invites you to A Book Signing by Chrysteen Braun. Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Aegean Design Studio. The Man in Cabin Number Five and The Girls in Cabin Number Three are the first two books in her trilogy. 

Chocolates and books quote

January 2023

Woohoo! Book #2 is Available!

I couldn't decide what to say, so I'm saying it all: 
Have a sparkling New Year! 
Here's to what's to be in 2023! 
Same time next year? 
Here's to new adventures around the corner. 

Book two - the girls in cabin number 3

December 2022

Woohoo! Book #2 is Available!

(and I even spelled it write this time)
Just in time for Christmas if you need another quick gift for a reader in your life. 
Chapter One Excerpt
It was 1981 and springtime in Lake Arrowhead, California, and there was still some snow on the ground in areas where the sun hadn’t melted it...

Chrysteen Braun, author, at book signing event

November 2022

Book two is on its way, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I’m getting rich and famous.
Well, maybe famous.
Well, maybe known to a few more people.

I’ve had two book signings...


September 2022

It's still hot here in Southern California, so it's hard to get into fall, but...

Halloween is right around the corner and I always like to feature some cute ideas for those of you who have the inclination. This year, when you have nothing else to do, wrap Tootsie pops you can give away to a small crowd. If you have a hundred trick or treaters, I’d just give them the pops! Haha.

The man in cabin number five book stack

May 2022

It's finally happening!

Book One of the Guest Book Trilogy, The Man in Cabin Number Five, is being released May 10, 2022 and I wanted you to be the first to know!

Preorders are available now and they give an author the opportunity to "collect sales" which makes a bigger impact on Amazon when the book launches. And that's what the game is all about!

Sketch of the Cabins

September 2021

Book One is at the Publisher!!!

Writing a book and getting it ready to publish is a lot of work! It’s not just the process of actually writing it and getting your ideas down on paper, it’s editing it to make sure it makes sense, letting everything digest, having people read it to get their reactions, more digesting, more editing, having an editor who gives feedback on story continuity, editing, having a proofreader read it and then editing again.


October 2020

Welcome Fall

Ready or not, Fall has arrived. The thermometer won’t co-operate but leaves are turning colors and the nights are cooler. And we’ve had a lot going on.

I never thought I’d move from our home in Long Beach….I remember too well how I would have robbed a bank to have that house. It was way back just before I turned 40 (I’m now 71!) But we were selling our home in Lake Arrowhead ...

typewriter covered in plants

October 2019

Chrysteen Braun, Author

Some of you may know me as Chrysteen Braun from Aegean/Designing Whims in Los Alamitos, or from At The Cabin in Lake Arrowhead. Or some of you just know me as me. Well, I’ve uncovered my typewriter and this is what I’ve found! 

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