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Have you ever been at the start of something big? That struggling actor you met is suddenly a box office favorite? That novel you read by an unknown author quickly moves up the best seller list? My husband recalls seeing a young comic starting his career at a comedy club up in L.A.many years ago. He was surprised when a few years later this comedian had moved from the comedy stage to become a big star. His name?

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Yesterday, I had two moments that I would describe as cusp moments. I was invited to a concert for an unknown band and I received the ARC for my best friend Sarah’s novel.

KPRIWe have a local independent radio station here in San Diego. For the past 10 years they have helped new bands kick off their careers with a small private concert for a group of  listeners. These concert’s have helped launch the careers of such artists as Jason Mraz, Shawn Colvin, and Imagine Dragons.

Last night my husband and I hopped aboard the Hornblower  ship Inspiration for a  a harbor cruise and to listen to a new band called the Bad Suns. It was the perfect night for a cruise on the San Diego bay.  The Bad Suns were talented and put on a great show. Speaking as a band widow of over 25 years and on how excited the audience grew through the evening, I predict this band will go far.
MBEI was also happy to receive the ARC for my blog buddy Sarah’s novel My Best Everything. I have been excited to watch this novel grow from pages submitted to our critique group to a full blown novel you can actually hold in your hand. To say I’m thrilled would be an understatement.

The novel has undergone several revisions, since those days long ago at critique group and after only reading the first few chapters (I did have a concert to attend) I am eagerly looking forward to see how the novel has changed and grown.

We can never predict what the future holds, but I can say that with both the band and Sarah’s book I feel like I am on the cusp of something big. I can’t wait to see if my predictions come true.

Happy reading,

Suzanne Santillan

Writing on the Sidewalk

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It’s so easy for me to get bogged down in the routines of life – and bogged down in my own head too.

Sometimes the best thing is to step outside and breathe some fresh air.

Last night Hubby and I took advantage of a free concert sponsored by a local radio station, KPRi. I didn’t even look into the band ahead of time- I just knew it would be fun to have a night out listening to music. Especially since the concert was held aboard a Hornblower cruise ship!

Well, well, well… listening to Needtobreathe was exactly what I needed. I am feeling much much love for the banjo, harmonica and rhythm box at the moment. Literally a box. (I am so curious about the box!)

The ship cruised back and forth in the San Diego Harbor – seeing a skyline which is pretty beautiful and magical anytime, but a soundtrack made it amazing. There were even fireworks set off as we pulled back in to port – not sure why!

And because my new story is oh so present in my mind, I have to marvel at the fact that they could be the band I was thinking of when I was writing…

Oh, how I love the blessings of stepping outside.

Sarah Wones Tomp

WRITING ON THE SIDEWALK

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