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Thanks for visiting Charmaine's Muse Pallet.
I assemble and collect postings from my other blog sites and craft my new opines and blatherings about--well--just about anything that yanks my brain on any given day.
My published writing began as a staff writer for the Antelope Valley Press in Palmdale, CA where I wrote feature articles and a weekly column.
These stories led to my freelance career and publication in The Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, Women's World, Cat Magazine, Ford Times, The Fresno Bee, The Albuquerque Journal and more.
I filled in my freelance income as a public relations and marketing director--until I bought a bookstore in Santa Fe, NM.
In 2003 my first fiction work, The Gathering Basket, was published.
I'm presently working on a memoir, at the suggestion of many readers: "We Were The California Girls--Seeking the Sun, Sea and Spirit." I'm writing the draft online at Charmaine's Muse Pallet. I welcome commentary.
As a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, I write and edit Neptune 911. It's about our trash, our seas, ourselves.
The Daily Prism is a daily post about what's good around us.
When not writing, I'm a volunteer docent for Friends of the Elephant Seal. FES informally educates the thousands of visitors who come to view the northern elephant seal at Piedras Blancas, Ca.
I'm also active with The California Gray Whale Coalition.
Hobbies and hidden talents include cooking, playing piano (with Cole Porter hits my passion), reading, wine tasting, gardening and hiking.
I'm married, have two magnificent daughters, two spectacular grandchildren, and a "sugar" cat.