Melissa Frey

Fiction Writer, Freelancer for Hire, and Paleo Enthusiast

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A Food Post (and Some Writing Stuff Too)

September 2017 Whole30

As some of you may know, I love Paleo food. And this month, in September, my husband and I (along with a bunch of new online friends) are doing a Whole30! If you haven’t heard of the program, it’s a life-changing experience. I’ve done it more times than I can count!

So in honor of our Whole30 this month, I wanted to share a pic of my Paleo, Whole30 “Ramen” bowl we had for dinner tonight. YUM.

Whole30 Ramen Bowl

Doesn’t that look yummy? Sweet potato noodles with spinach, mushrooms, half a boiled egg, carrots, chicken, and sauerkraut on top for a sour bite! Definitely one we’ll put in the rotation.

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So this post can’t all be about food, I know. I wanted to briefly share what’s been going on with my writing.

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Codex Series – Book #2 Update

Codex Series - Book #2 Update

Since I’ve been writing like crazy these days (and am making a lot of progress on my second novel!), I figured it was time for a book update. Yay! Writing is my favorite thing; seriously, like my absolute favorite thing (besides spending time with my hubby, of course), so I love when I get to share it with you!

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Still Alice by Lisa Genova – Book Review

Still Alice

Because my day job is committed to ensuring its employees receive adequate training to succeed, I had the fortunate opportunity to be a part of a class with required reading. Yes, you read that right. REQUIRED READING. (Shush! No bad words on this blog!)

But it actually was pretty great. I got back into the groove of reading again, even if most of the books were non-fiction and I had no time for the fiction book I started after Christmas (I’ll get to you sometime, The Chemist), and it really helped me improve as a person.

Then the final reading assignment was handed out, and I was tasked to read Still Alice by Lisa Genova. (I work in senior care and the class was through a statewide senior care advocacy agency.) If you’re not familiar with the book, as I wasn’t until it was handed to me, it’s about a Harvard professor who gets diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. And let me tell you, it was LIFE CHANGING. And I don’t say that often.

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Six Foolproof Ways to Incorporate Reading into Your Life

Six Foolproof Ways to Incorporate Reading into Your Life

Finding time to read.

Seems like a daunting task sometimes, doesn’t it? I know it does for me. I love it,  I absolutely do, but sometimes other things just get in the way.

Over the past few months, I had some books that I needed to read for my job in very specific time frames, so I had to figure out how to make it work. I haven’t been great at it, but here’s what I’ve learned.

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A Case for Netflix’s Iron Fist – Review

Iron Fist Netflix

My husband and I just finished watching the first season of Iron Fist on Netflix. (Full disclosure: he watched the first episode by himself and promptly said: “babe, you have to watch this.” He’s usually right about these things, so I picked it up at episode 2.) And let me tell you – it was NOTHING like the internet said. Nope, it was actually AMAZING.

Let me explain.

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