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About Me

My name is Kara DeMaio and I'm a self-published author who started writing about ten years ago. Actually, I've been writing my entire life, but I decided ten years ago that I wanted to write my first novel. It took me about a year to write, edit and publish my first book, and since then, I've self-published the sequel, a few children's books, a poetry book, illustrated a few children's books by another author and started this blog, Life Transcribed. 

I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me that so many people have connected with my writing. While my YA books are fiction, my poetry book is very much based on my own experiences, and the earlier posts on this blog helped me through a very vulnerable time in my life. It was such an incredibly heartwarming experience to have so many people engage in my writing back then and still stay connected now. It helped me to know that I wasn't alone, and while social media can have harmful effects in many ways, one of the wonderful things it has brought to so many of us is a stronger sense of community. 

As this blog has grown, I've learned that people love when I share all kinds of projects I'm working on, not just my writing projects or when I'm working through issues through my writing. So, I've evolved and the blog has evolved with me. I'm sharing more of the fun stuff I've been working on — from fun recipes or cocktails we're trying, to fun craft projects I'm currently tackling, to the latest themed party I'm throwing. And don't worry, I'll still be sharing my poetry and tips and tricks I've learned along the way in my blog articles. As always, I'm so grateful to have you on this journey with me! If there is something you'd like to see from me, please shoot me a note. I'd love to hear from you! 

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This or That

CITY
BEACH
INDOORS
TEA
CHOCOLATE
SPOTS
GOLD
MAC
TOAST

COUNTRY
MOUNTAINS
OUTDOORS
COFFEE
CARAMEL
STRIPES
SILVER
PC
WAFFLES

I love both!

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Sandy Beach
Cup of Tea
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Favorites

Poetry - Chai Lattes - Peonies, Dahlias, Sunflowers, and Ranunculus - Cheese Plates - Writing - Patio Nights - Skies with Stars - Beautiful Chocolates - Butterfly Gardens - Sitting around a Fire - Good Conversation with Good People - Pretty Desserts - Making Parties Fun - Finger Foods (even though I despise eating with my hands!) - Champagne - Giving the Perfect Gift - Celebrating My Birthdays in a Big Way - Scary Movies with My Sister - Singing (but only in my car and shower) - Capturing Moments in Photos - Planning & Organizing Anything - Traveling to New Places & Trying New Food - Dreaming of the Future with My Love - Styling Spaces & Events -