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Just a few technology related updates…

I currently maintain two official author blogs– one on Blogger ( and one on WordPress (– so readers can choose their preferred platform. Although I initially created the blogs to promote my writing career (updates on my writing, books in progress, book festivals, and author talks), I also like to post about other topics that are important to me. The basic theme of my blogs are creativity and creative outlets. But, I also write about current events, fun things to do, and some of my other hobbies (including crafting, drawing, geocaching, and amateur astronomy).

I recently learned that Blogger is disabling their subscribe by email feature. Despite my best intentions, I’m not very good at keeping up with a regular blogging schedule. As a result, the email feature was helpful for letting people know when there was a new post available for them to read.

So, I’ve been exploring other options. I recently created a Mailchimp account:[xxxxxx]/please-subscribe-to-my-author-blog

If you’d like to continue to receive email notifications when I publish a new blog post, please subscribe through this email message. Or, you can subscribe to my WordPress blog. (As far as I know, they’re planning on keeping that feature).

As always, thanks so much for supporting my writing or visiting my Etsy shop, Reprieve’s Corner ( I really appreciate your support! Without you, I wouldn’t be able to pursue my passions– which all involve some sort of creative outlet! 🙂

Have a great evening!

~ H. S. Contino, author-in-training

PS: Hmph… technology! It looks like the sign-up link I got from Mail Chimp isn’t working. So, if you’re interesting in subscribing to my blog then please either e-mail or sign up through my Blogger blog (try saying that three times fast!).


I'm a combination writer and crafter. My books include "Shipwrecks of Coos County" (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), “Shipwrecks of Curry County” (Arcadia Publishing, 2017), and "Paw Prints" (Create Space, 2013). I'm also the owner of "Reprieve's Corner: Handmade Crafts" ( I live on the southern Oregon coast.

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