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January 2023

Woohoo! Book #2 is Available!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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...

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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.

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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 ...

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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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