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I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I'm a writer, photographer, and cat lover. I'm also obsessed with CrossFit and coffee.

Hope you have a nice stay!

What I’ve Been Doing


I haven’t shared many written essays on the blog because I’m working on a few big projects. The biggest project is my new book. The working title of the book is How to Build a Joyful Life (Even When Bad Things Happen) and it will be part memoir, part how-to. If all goes well, I’m going to self-publish the book in 2014.

Over the last few weeks, my writing process hasn’t been going smoothly. I’ve been writing but the content hasn’t been good. And, that makes me wonder if I should proceed with the book or if I should kill the project.  At the beginning of 2014, I’m going to send the book to my editor and have Logan review it too. Based on their feedback, I will make my final decision about the book.

Also, I’ve been toying with the idea of self-publishing a coffee table book called My Morning View: An iPhone Photography Project about Gratitude and Good Coffee.  The book will highlight select images from My Morning View photography series. Right now, I’m ninety percent sure that I’m going to move forward with this concept.

In addition to work, I’ve been walking, mediating, and enjoying my morning view with a good cup of coffee. And speaking of coffee, the lovely folks at Northbound Coffee gave me a tour of their roastery earlier this week. Northbound Coffee is based in Mt. Shasta and, in my humble opinion, they roast the best coffee beans in Northern, California. Check out their website and order some beans.

And last but not least, I’m excited about the Thanksgiving holiday and another fun project that is in the works. This project is still a secret but I hope to share information about it soon. In the meantime, enjoy your holiday and thank you so much for reading my blog. I’m grateful for your support.

Be well,


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