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September 2013 Anthony St. Clair Newsletter

September 2013 Anthony St. Clair Newsletter

Travel Fiction, Craft Beer & Social Media

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The Art of Fresh Pasta

I’ve got a new story in the latest issue of Tastings, from The Register-Guard. Awesome photos too from Collin Andrew!

“For more than 30 years, the owners of Eugene-based Pasta Plus have created from-scratch pasta and pesto for restaurants and home cooks from Ashland to Portland.”

Full Story: The art of fresh pasta – Register-Guard, Tastings »

Top 25 Out of 2,500

Photo - Starry night over Mount Everest - Matt Wier -

After 2,500 blog posts since 2004, it made sense to showcase some of the favorite and most popular posts on the site. Here’s the Top 25:

  1. Priorities
  2. The Tokyo Toddler – An Oregon Family Travels Japan
  3. A reason to do – Day 8 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Love Learning
  4. Joy, in spite of everything
  5. Homemade champagne vinegar
  6. Prepare for wet hop homebrew
  7. Moon rising over Mt. Everest – Day 10 of 30 Days of Indie Travel
  8. How haggis, if no sheep stomach?
  9. Falling Sky opens. Is it Eugene’s best brewpub?
  10. My Writing Tools: Unruled 3.5″x5.5″ Moleskine Hardcover Notebook
  11. The winner – Beer Cheese Dip
  12. Homebrew: Majic Fresh-Hop Apricot Pale Ale 2011
  13. The Gardens of Noborito
  14. Dad, Let’s Help Tokyo Wake Up
  15. Still a traveler, still a writer
  16. Skipping the stress flight – Day 16 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Baggage
  17. Happy New Beer
  18. A pot of good luck: New Year Posole
  19. The long delay and the uphill walk – Day 22 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Transit
  20. Homebrew: Ignore the instructions
  21. It takes purple pop to paint a patio purple
  22. Hot damn, or, 227 note cards
  23. Homebrew: Jet Scharzweiss Ale
  24. I have no idea
  25. Expect to be disappointed – Day 25 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Family

Not seeing your favorite here? What do you want to see more of during the next 2,500 posts?

Photo – Starry night over Mount Everest – Matt Wier

Craft Beer & Homebrew Articles

When it comes to craft beer and homebrew, I bring expertise, experience and passion to every assignment, no matter the topic or length.

Lead Features & Cover Stories

Other Features, Briefs & Articles

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Mid-Valley Chapter, Willamette Writers

Mid-Valley-Willamette-WritersAs Oregon’s largest organization for writers and authors, Willamette Writers maintains local chapters throughout the state. In 2011 I joined the Eugene-based Mid-Valley Chapter, where I started a WordPress-based chapter website and eventually took over management of the chapter from a long-time chair who had decided to step down. I served as co-chair until September 2014.

As co-chair of Oregon’s second-largest Willamette Writers chapter (after Portland), I managed the chapter finances, posted content to our website and engaged with area writers via Twitter. Once a month I also worked with my fellow co-chair to run monthly member meetings where a presenter leads a discussion on a current topic related to writing, editing, marketing or publishing. We used our website to engage new and current members by sharing news about upcoming meetings, member announcements and area literary events.

The Mid-Valley Chapter continues to grow and gain new members, in part because of our active website and Twitter presence. Many members tell us that they heard about the chapter online, and the website is a way to keep members engaged with the Willamette Writers community throughout the year.


Project Dates: 2011-2014

Client Comments

“When former chair JoJo Jensen asked for help to set up a simple WordPress wesite for our Mid-Valley Chapter, Anthony stepped up and made it happen. As they worked together, JoJo also decided he was a good choice to be her successor when she stepped down in 2011. Anthony expertly helms the chapter as Co-Chair in an efficient, professional manner. In his capacity as a Board Member, he wears many hats—from managing the bookkeeping and finances to regularly adding quality content to the chapter website and maintaining a visible Twitter profile. He is always on hand for an encouraging word and valuable advice as members work toward their writing and publishing goals. I’m thrilled to have him on the team. It makes my job easier knowing that our chapter is in his good hands.”
— Val Mallinson, Board President, Willamette Writers

First Responder Grants

First-Responder-GrantsWhen your time is dedicated to working remotely and on-site with clients all over the United States, how do you keep your website current? How do you stay in touch with customers and prospects?

Those were the questions First Responder Grants was trying to answer. We examined their services and products, and discussed where they are now and where they want to go with their national public safety grants consulting firm. From there, I revised content for their main services and classes, developed an evolving email strategy and launched social media presences on Twitter and Facebook.

The firm continues to move their initiatives forward, and they have seen growth in classes and services customers nationwide.


Project Dates: 2011-2013

Client Comments

“Anthony has performed miracles for us. Since we started working with Anthony, our website copy, marketing collateral, articles, emails and other materials have taken on a professional look that is gaining us the attention we have been seeking in the market. New customers and long-term clients have all been working with us more.”
— Margaret Stark, First Responder Grants

“Anthony is a consummate professional and one of the best web editors I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He was almost totally responsible for taking our requests and fashioning them into web material for our website, which has been rated as the #1 website for public safety grant information in the U.S.

“Anthony was quickly able to grasp our concept and brought an intimate undrstanding of our specific target audience and could hit the bullseye everytime, in putting forth the information we needed to give our clients in a concise and informative format, which was easily understood by the client base.”

— Kurt Bradley, Senior Grant Consultant, First Responder Grants

Food Writing, Travel Writing & Other Projects

I’ve traveled to over 10 countries, and my wife and I even gave our son a passport for his first birthday. Whether at home or abroad, food and cooking are two other great joys of my life. Whether writing food articles, travel articles or developing other kinds of print content, online content or web marketing, I approach each project and assignment with gusto, experience and expertise.

Food & Drink Feature Articles

Jessica, WhyGo Italy (@italylogue): If you haven't been reading every single bloody one of @antsaint's contributions to the #indie30 project, you're missing out. That is all. - Nov. 22, 2011Travel Features & Blogs

On Writing & Editing

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Anthony St. Clair - Travel Fantasy Author / Craft Beer Writer / Business Copywriter

Author and copywriter Anthony St. Clair has specialized in online content since 2000, blogged since 2004 and is the author of the Rucksack Universe travel fantasy series.

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