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Cynthia Clampitt

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I am a writer and author, but I'm also a popular speaker, because I like talking at least as much as I like writing. My favorite topics are travel, food, history, and geography. My most recent book, Midwest Maize (recently identified by Los Angeles Magazine as one of their top choices for summer reading for foodies) is a food history, food history having become one of my favorite fields of study in the last 20 years or so. (I've already got a contract for another food history book, so stay tuned.)

My previous book, Waltzing Australia, recounts my six-month, 20,000-mile journey around and across the land Down Under. It is crammed with information, as well as more than a few adventures. In 2010, it won the Mom's Choice Award for travel writing
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I am in Chicago at present, which means it’s well below freezing. Quite different from the New Year’s Eve I enjoy several years ago in Sydney, Australia: sitting on the grass, glass of wine in hand, summer dress and sandals on, enjoying the parade of boats covered with lights, the bands on the moving stage provided by passing barges, and the astonishing fireworks show that concluded the evening...

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Cynthia Greetings, Friends.

My newest book -- Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland -- is now available for pre-order on Amazon. So far, it's getting great reviews. I think it's a lot more fun than the title might suggest. It's not only the history of corn but also the history of the settling of the Heartland, plus the history of cooking over the last 150 years, plus enough fun factoids to make for a lot of great party conversation. (Do you know the connection between corn and vampires? How about corn and the Chicago Bears?) So I hope you'll order the book -- and enjoy it. Thanks.


Cynthia Just as an fyi, Waltzing Australia can now be found in just about every imaginable e-format at Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...

However, on Amazon, it's still available in print, as well as in Kindle format.


Cynthia Waltzing Australia is now available in Kindle format. From now until March 8, if you own a Kindle AND are an Amazon Prime member, you can check it out of the Kindle Owner's Library for free. Otherwise, both print and Kindle versions are available for sale on Amazon.


Glenda Bixler Looks like you're ready to tell everybody here at GoodReads about Australia! Good for You! Hope you share some pics too, if they have a way!

Glenda


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