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Get the Family and Go Camping!

"We’ve just celebrated Memorial Day, so summer is ON! What better time to connect with your grown children and grandchildren than by encountering nature, and the unexpected, all together."

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The Beauty of Hand-Selling Books

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by Gail M. Kearns, President, To Press & Beyond —

In 2015, my co-authors and I set up Mise en Press to publish our cookbook titled The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook: Amazing Meals Straight from Your Campfire. I had been a self-proclaimed book sherpa and president of To Press & Beyond for more than a decade, helping other indie authors get their titles published and out into the marketplace. Now I found myself on the other side of the fence, so to speak, both excited and a bit uneasy, the feelings many first-time authors undoubtedly contend with when it comes to marketing and PR of their titles.

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The Gourmet Girls take over Wildling Museum in Solvang

"Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran and Denise Woolery, collectively known as the Gourmet Girls, are giving a talk and taste at the Wildling Museum at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 9.

The authors of “The Gourmet Girls Go Camping” will explain how they prepare their campsite to cook their anything but ho-hum camping food. Attendees will sample some of the recipes featured in the book."

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Gourmet Girls’ Cookbook For Campers

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"Camp Cuisine Experts To Give Talk at Wildling Museum.

The Gourmet Girls on Fire, a S.B.-based group of avid female campers and chefs, have aspired to give your campfire hot dogs and s’mores an upgrade with their recently released cookbook, The Gourmet Girls Go Camping."

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Grill Tips for the Gourmet Gal in You

"Summer is here. It’s grilling season! Fearless women everywhere are dusting off their barbecues and getting their grill on. We all know that cooking food over an open fire is one of life’s greatest joys. And, yes, another is eating the perfectly grilled steak, a rack of ribs, or a piece salmon once it’s done to perfection.

And grilling isn’t just men’s territory either. More and more women are getting out the charcoal, entering grill contests, chili cook-offs, and judging outdoor cooking competitions."

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On the Trail With the Amazing Gourmet Girls

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"When Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran, and Denise Woolery go camping, they dine in style– and so can you. Now with an innovative cookbook by the Gourmet Girls, you can leave the hotdog-on-a-stick approach to campfire cuisine in the ashes and embrace fine dining al fresco with 140 fabulous recipes offered by these temptresses in a tent."

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Camp cooking, forget the cans of meat

"While it sounds like an oxymoron, this week’s recipe source is no joke.

With April Fools’ Day just around the corner, I can’t help but tout a great cookbook with an unusual title, “The Gourmet Girls Go Camping.” The name says it all: It’s filled with tantalizing dishes for foodies who love to camp."

You can consider it the ultimate camping guide. Maybe not for the guys. I think their idea of a week in the woods includes a few cold ones, some cans of meat to heat.

I can assure you, this is not their book.

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KZSB-AM 1290 Radio Interview

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The Gourmet Girls on Fire were interviewed on April 7, by radio host Elizabeth Stewart on KZSB-AM 1290, the Santa Barbara News Press Radio Station. Listen to the entire interview right here!

Gail Kearns, Lindsey Moran & Denise Woolery: A Camping Cookbook

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"I had the good fortune of meeting and getting to know the Gourmet Girls on their numerous camping trips in Big Sur. I looked forward to each of their visits and watched in amazement as they transformed their assigned patch of dirt (admittedly, it was more than that, for we were surrounded by the incomparable sight of hundreds of ancient redwoods) into a cozy and comfortable home in the woods, complete with a stylish and functional camping kitchen, collapsible flower vases for a beautifully set table, and other camping inventions that I never knew existed."

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