Giving Thanks

Welcome to the Cool List, my blog about cool things happening in Santa Fe with photos, quotes and musings. Enjoy!


Pumpkin pie made by my daughter, Kirby





Cool Pick of the Week: Shop Local Saturday, Nov. 26. I love to shop locally and if you do too, here are three books from local Santa Fe authors you may be interested in buying.

death-spiralA young adult novel by Santa Fe author, Janie ChodoshDeath Spiral, published by The Poisoned Pencil, is an edgy tale introducing sixteen year old Faith Flores in Book 1 of a science mystery series. A finalist for the 2016 Eric Hoffner Award, “Death Spiral is a wild ride from start to finish…” says Berger’s Book Reviews. And from Publisher’s Weekly, “Sharp characterization and deft descriptions make this a solid addition to the amateur detective shelf.” Ages 12–up. Click Here if you’re interested in buying a signed copy from Janie.

In this humorous story for ages 3-7, Hector the Pig hector-spanishdiscovers the rewards of a positive attitude. Hector loves living on the farm but when summer ends, it is time to go. Cheery Hector, however, isn’t worried. A plan is hatched and he heads to the circus, amazing one and all with his juggling act on perfect tiptoes. Beginning readers learn that a good attitude, even when obstacles arise, is always the best plan. Slim, 8 x 8 size and BONUS coloring pages for easy travel and a Fun Way to Learn Spanish in this dual Spanish/English version. Also available in dual language: English/French, and English/Chinese. Written and illustrated by mother/daughter duo Geraldine MacLean and local Santa Fean Nadine Donovan. Click Here to buy a signed copy from Nadine.

last-giftsThe Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying published by Andrews McMeel Publishing is an award-winning book written by Santa Fe author and former occupational therapist Jillian Brasch. “Exquisitely written, The Last Gifts: Creative Ways to Be with the Dying is a heart-opening guide not just for healthcare professionals but family members and friends of a person who is ill, disabled, or dying” –Gail Donohue Storey, author. If you’d like to buy a signed copy of this book from Jillian, Click Here.



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  • 100 Women Who Care in Santa Fe  will deliver our donation to The Food Depot the week after Thanksgiving. We have not hit our $10,000 goal this time. If you are a member but were unable to attend our meeting, please mail in your check to Katie Rountree today. Email me if you need her address:

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Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble ’til you wobble!




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