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Adventures Along the Seafarer's Trail!

Note from Lisa:

It may be winter in Mystic, but there is still a lot to do! For one, Fish & Chips Fridays are back! Visit hosting sites such as Enders Island to sit with the locals and listen to their real seafaring tales. See "Sample Fun" for other events such as the Cabin Fever Festival & Charity Chowder Cook-Off!

If you're home with a cold, then follow the journey of the Benjamin Franklin, the largest ship to ever dock in the U.S (it's as long as the Empire State Building is high). Or, download my placemat to color (the tableware characters are from Once Upon a Placemat: A Table Setting Tale), which includes tips on how to avoid getting sick next time!

Anchors aweigh!
P.S. This newsletter is a continuation of my travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer's Trail.
When a young girl can't remember how to set the table, her grandmother teaches her to listen to the silverware. Learn why the table is set the way it is. Why does the knife keep a sharp eye on the plate? Why does the fork want a napkin bed and the cup insist she and the others get a bath before being shared? 

Download this free placemat for coloring! Visit:

Writer's Colony

Lisa is teaching: 
2/22: How to Write and Publish Your Story (offered at 3pm or 6pm).
2/29: How to Self-Publish and Promote Your Paperback/E-Book on Amazon (offered at 3pm or 6pm).
The Lisa Saunders Show airs on Channel 12, Weds, 8pm, and on her YouTube channel

Lisa Saunders  is an award-winning freelance writer and TV show host. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of eight books and a memoir writing instructor for children and adults. Lisa lives with her husband, Jim, and hound, in Mystic, Connecticut. A staff writer for Pathfinder, her recent "widow/ers of history" include:

Widow Grandma Moses Begins Painting In Her Late 70s

Julia Child – Continued Recipe for Success After Widowhood

King Henry VIII Married Six Wives, Outlived Four, Widowed How Many?

Coretta Scott King Marched On

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Images captions: Mystic & Noank Library by Lisa Saunders. Book cover, "Once Upon a Placemat," by Jackie Tortora; Jim Saunders with winter characters by Lisa Saunders; bird and girl in wheelbarrow sketches by Marianne Greiner; McDowell Civil War love letters by Larry Chester. Lisa Saunders and Ann Nyberg at Bank Square Books; Debra Lynn Alt, Cindy Sheridan Murphy, and Lisa Saunders by Christine Robbins Hamilton.