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Claire Cook
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NYT bestselling author | Reinvention Expert
NYT bestselling author | Reinvention Expert

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In bloom! Daffodils on my walk today...
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“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”—Mary Tyler Moore
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EXPERT HAIR AND MAKEUP TIPS FOR FORTY-TO-FOREVER WOMEN. My awesome and talented friend Charlotte (founder of Charlotte and Company) has done hair and makeup for scores of forty-to-forever women including Diane Sawyer, Joan Lunden, Carole King, and Geena Davis. She’s also (keep reading at http://clairecook.com/expert-hair-makeup-tips-40-forever-w…/)
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Orca, formerly Oreo, is one of the five cats we rescued from under our front porch. He and his brother, Catman, formerly The Great Catsby, went up the street to live with my daughter and son-in-law. And yes, he’s learned to turn on the TV with the remote!

P.S. I tell a fictional version of our cat rescue in Must Love Dogs: Who Let the Cats In? and a nonfiction version in Never Too Late: Your Roadmap to Reinvention. You can read free excerpts of both books by clicking on Books at the top of the page at ClaireCook.com.


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"Storytelling does not begin with inventing, it begins with listening."—John Berger #amwriting #ThursdayThought #quoteoftheday
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Twelve-week-old Astro, named after the dog in The Jetsons, is a charcoal lab. His unusual shiny gray color caught my eye as I walked the park, and Astro was only too happy to pose for me. Charcoal labs are the result of two recessive genes. When a Labrador that carries the dilution gene (dd) is bred with another Labrador who also carries the dilution gene, dilute color puppies can be born—either charcoal like Astro or silver or champagne. Who knew?! Anyway, Astro was absolutely adorable, even when he was trying to eat my camera. He also still had that puppy smell! #MustLoveDogs #DogsatthePark
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First Lenten roses of the season in my Atlanta garden!
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There’s an old toast: May all your troubles be as short as your New Year’s resolutions. Which is why personally I’m not a huge fan as far as New Year’s resolutions go. It’s too easy to feel like a failure when those daily trips to the gym fizzle out by Valentine’s Day. But I do love to get quiet this time of year and think about what I want my life to be so I can make the decisions that will take me there.
Here are 5 things you might want to try along with me to help you shine on in 2017. (Keep reading at http://clairecook.com/5-ways-shine-2017/)
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GIVEAWAY!!! To celebrate walking season being just around the corner, one lucky winner will win TWO signed and personalized copies of THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB, one for her and one for the person she'd most like to walk with! 
TO ENTER: 
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I'm also thrilled to let you know that the ebook is just 99 cents through next week. If you haven't read it yet, now's a great time! Here are the links to download it:
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and for my friends in Canada: http://amzn.to/1AwpLXq
and in the UK: http://amzn.to/1AwquYI
If you don't have an ereader, you can download this free app to read the ebook on your computer, phone, or tablet: http://amzn.to/1r0LubW.
And here's a little bit about THE WILDWATER WALKING CLUB—which is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Walking:
"Utterly charming from beginning to end"—Booklist
"Lively and inspiring!"—Hartford Courant
"A great feel-good story."—Philadelphia Examiner
After losing her boyfriend and her job in one fell swoop, Noreen has no idea what her next step is. So she puts on a new pair of sneakers and a seriously outdated pair of exercise pants, and walks. Before long she's joined by two neighbors as lost as she is. Throw in a road trip to Seattle for a lavender festival, a career-coaching group that looks like a bad sequel to The Breakfast Club, some terrific romantic comedy twists and turns, a quirky multigenerational cast of supporting characters, and the result is a tribute to female friendship that will inspire you to pick up the phone and call all your old friends—and maybe even start your own walking group.
Join Noreen, Tess and Rosie as they walk and talk, talk and walk, tally their steps, share their secrets, and discover that even big changes happen one step at a time. You'll be lacing up your own sneakers in no time!
"The Wildwater Walking Club is a quick smart read that will get you thinking about walking, friendship, and making time for the things you love." -Bookreporter.com
"Readers who enjoy a celebration of friendship will want to walk the beach alongside the Wildwater trio." -Midwest Book Review
"The Wildwater Walking Club reminds us of what's important in life - the joy of friendship, the power of a brisk walk, and of course the importance of a good book. I couldn't put it down. -Anisha Lakhani
"The woman of The Wildwater Walking Club are a delightful trio, full of heart and determination. As they - literally - put one foot in front of the other, the three new friends find unlikely paths that point them toward more fulfilling lives. Their journey left me genuinely inspired (and with the curious urge to go out and buy a clothesline)." -Jean Reynolds Page
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