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SILVER LINING

Cate is looking forward to meeting with you at future events, but out of concern for everyone's safety, she is not scheduling author signings and appearances until the pandemic passes. Please check back for news and updates.

To help calm the covid chaos and to inform but not inundate readers with information, here is a little light reading for anyone interested. The following links provide resources to assist readers, writers, artists, animals, and everyone else during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Wishing you much happiness and good health!

To track daily worldwide COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC updates by country and state/region:  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

For Florida specific data and daily updates by county and zipcode:

https://experience.arcgis.com/experience/96dd742462124fa0b38ddedb9b25e429

 

For medical information and testing centers near you: https://baycare.org/

 

For St Pete and Orlando locals who require comfort food, here's a link to a bakery:  https://valhallabakery.com/

For consumer complaints to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 scams, online fraud, or price gauging file a report with the FBI https://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx  or Federal Trade Commission https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

To help people, animals, and shelters struggling locally and abroad, visit GreaterGood, an organization that aids nearly everyone everywhere in need without taking a cut for themselves, including a drive to get “Good Packs” out to a growing homeless population and vets with pets affected by Coronavirus. For more info visit “Signature Programs” at https://greatergood.org/

To help dogs and refuges of Europe in serious need (Italy, Spain and Ireland): 

https://www.petlevrieri.it/emergenza-covid-19/

Officials are calling for an end to wet markets credited with starting this pandemic. Feel free to add your voice in support of their efforts to end cruel markets and dog meat festivals:   https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=6885&s_src=web_action_filmstrip 

Your voice has impact. Thanks to internal and external pressure, Shenzhen became the first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs: 

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/02/asia/shenzhen-cats-dogs-ban-scli-intl/index.html?fbclid=IwAR14ukt1yc2nCRou_EU88JEp4YPSP91UgCYL3tpaXbEnM7S6OhZjud9OIpI

For creative souls in need, here are Kickstarter resources for artists of all sorts who are impacted by COVID-19:

https://www.kickstarter.com/articles/covid-19-coronavirus-artist-resources?utm_source=Jane+Friedman+%2F+Electric+Speed&utm_campaign=7e21e39536-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_12_30_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b84a4334ba-7e21e39536-332586881

For writers, NaNoWriMo is a site that helps you track project progress and stay motivated. They offer StayHomeWriMo an initiative to help writers find comfort in creativity: 

https://nanowrimo.org/ 

https://nanowrimo.org/stayhomewrimo

 

For anyone missing the hair salon, we can't help you with getting a trim, but here is an all-natural DIY solution to hair coloring that won't poison you, the environment, or sweet beagles and bunnies in product testing. Below are product links and tips. Be sure to do your homework first to avoid any surprises: 

https://www.amazon.com/Light-Mountain-Natural-Color-Conditioner/dp/B001ET7LJ4

Coloring tips with varying products:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnKt_ncyRIM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2FlTGrP7Sg 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlAWVweEkA4 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64TTfLw9INY 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5d7Nsj_ftTg

For grey hair 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAsEFIsP00M 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUL4UkeDwwM

Don't forget that there is a silver lining in every storm cloud. While the current situation may be stressful, it is also a wonderful opportunity to write and to read, and enjoy every day and the blessings life brings.

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