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Adventures Along the Seafarer's Trail!

Note from Lisa:

A blizzard is on its way to Mystic! Before you get snowed in with winter storm Juno, get out now to enjoy the day. There is a talk today on area lighthouses at 2 pm--maybe you will learn about Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost!

If you feel like being cozy at home instead, then try these simple recipes from Mystic! My favorite category: 5 Ingredients or Less!

In my last newsletter, I provided links to local and national job openings--including work in Connecticut films. I've included these live links again in addition to job hunting tips from the president of the firm I worked for as a recruiter. See also the TV interview about the local job club.

Anchors aweigh!
— Lisa Saunders
P.S. This newsletter is a continuation of my travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer's Trail. The above painting is "Early To Rise" by Del Bourree Bach. You can see his work in addition to 30 other top artists at the Courtyard Gallery in Mystic.
There are several informative online and print publications where you can find great things to do and places to eat. See more fun in: Mystic Country Events and Discounts! ; The Day; Mystic River Press; This is Mystic; The Resident; The Mystic Wave; Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce; Eastern CT Chamber of Commerce; InTown, GBA.

Click area Restaurant Coupons to print them.
See Happy Hour Food and Drink Specials
Finance - New England Winter Fun On a Budget


Bring Out Your Memories!
Make your own "Family History" video at the SEC-TV studio in Groton! In addition, if you would like me to help you write your family story or interview you in your home, click here.
Fun Events
Sample Itinerary:
TODAY, Sun, 1/25,2pm: Free Lighthouse Lecture
Weds, 1/28, 7:30pm, Talk: History of Submarine Base, New London 
Fri, Jan 30, 6:30-9:30pm: Enders Island Gourmet Game Dinner

Saturdays, 10am-1pm: Velvet Mill Farmer's Market & Other Fun
Sunday Salons, 3-6 pm: Courtyard Gallery in Mystic FREE monthly breakfast hosted by Groton Business Association (are you someone doing business in Groton?).

Mystic Writer's Colony--includes tips/meetings/events.

I will be teaching the following evening classes through New London Adult and Continuing Education.
Tues, 3/31, 6:30pm:Self-Publishing
Tues, 4/7, 6:30pm: Memoir Writing Class

Want me to speak to your group about memoir writing, marketing, self-publishing or some other topic? See my available workshops or contact me at


Health & Wellness - Are You Sad or Is It SAD?


The Lisa Saunders Show

Lisa Saunders discusses her TV show, shipwrecks, and CMV with Suzanne Doukas Niermeyer (this interview was not aired on TV as part of The Lisa Saunders Show--it's a private interview about Lisa's work).
The Lisa Saunders Show airs on Channel 12, Weds, 8pm, and on the Lisa Saunders Show YouTube channel. Lisa's videography/production team: Suzanne Janso and Suzanne Doukas Niermeyer, Freelance Editor.


Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer and marketing consultant. As a TV show host, columnist for Pathfinder and speaker, Lisa shares stories and adventures and helps others share theirs. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of seven books, and member of the Mystic Nice Girls Club and DAR (Anna Warner Bailey Chapter). As the parent representative of the Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Foundation, Lisa works to stop a preventable virus that disables more than 5,000 babies annually (50 in Connecticut alone)--see: Mom & Dr. Ask State to Stop #1 Birth Defects Virus---AGAIN. Lisa lives with her husband in Mystic, CT. Visit her at:

See News 8 interview on "The 7 Wonders of Mystic,"  secrets behind Amelia Earhart's wedding, and Lisa's travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer's Trail.  Read an excerpt: "LOOK INSIDE."  Buy it: click here for online and store locations.

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Want to literally follow the Mystic Seafarer's Trail to see where the adventure begins? 
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 Photo captions: Photos of Lisa by Cindy Barry. Sketches by Marianne Greiner.