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Hey everyone!

After a week in Buffalo, I realized that it was time for me to shift focus a bit and finally get around to publishing my first full-length, hardcover book. That and the fact that I’ve got moves and some major family stuff, as well as day job and board service that I all need to figure out how they will happen, along with the growing Kristen Jeffers Media activities.

However, that doesn’t mean I’m disappearing off the web completely. I’ll be writing my North Carolina Placebook daily emails, which now include in addition to the news, short sections of facts about North Carolina. Eventually, when I get a decent amount of those, I’ll be releasing an e-book featuring them. Also, I’m working on a moving guide. Check all the social networks for a survey to help me gauge what you guys would want in a moving to North Carolina guide. Both the fact book and the moving guide will be for sale and will also be in physical form. Those sales will help me do more traveling and get back to producing the content you love and want from me on this site.

I will be podcasting. My goal is to produce one show a week. And yes, the one I promised during CNU is on its way. I will be asking some of you to come on and chat with me about various issues. Look to your emails and social media feeds for invites.

For those of you who are APA Virginia members (and also my DC area folks since it’s not that far out), I’ll be giving this year’s diversity keynote at the APA Virginia Conference at the Wintergreen Resort just outside of Charlottesville on July 22nd at 8 a.m. I will also be doing an afternoon breakout on the Civic Inferiority Complex at 2 p.m. If you can’t attend, I will be checking on audio and video opportunities and if I can share anything I take. Also, if you want me to speak or present at your event, please contact me. I would be glad to discuss the opportunity with you and find out what you need.

And lastly, thanks everyone for reading and sharing and supporting over these last almost 4 years. As much as I love to produce this site, I do have to consider my health and the ability to produce coherent thoughts, such that the community can be helped in the right way and not just in a “I have this awesome idea that I think might work” way. Once I have my bearings again, you’ll start to see more posts come back here. In the meantime, I’m on Twitter and Facebook and you’ll be hearing my voice on the radio show. And of course, that book that I mentioned at the top of the post will be forthcoming and will be just as awesome as what you’ve been reading on this site. And it will be in a format that you can take to the beach, read during the no-electronic devices and no wi-fi portions of your trips and help you get to bed sooner. See you on the other side!

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