♥ Meet Amy Doyle ~ Irish Make-Up Artist! AmyLouiseMakeup ♥

Hi everyone! I want to introduce you to a dear friend of mine. Her name is Amy Doyle and she lives in Arklow, Ireland. Not only is she a wonderful and loving person, she is a very talented makeup artist!

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Amy Doyle, Professional Makeup Artist from Ireland with AmyLouiseMakeup

I met Amy while we were both on vacation in Florida and we became instant friends.

Recently I got a chance to sit down and talk to Amy about her new business AmyLouiseMakeup.

So Amy, thanks for joining me today! I’m sure my readers would love to know more about you.

Where are you from?

“I am from an area in Ireland, called Arklow which is a town in County Wicklow on the east coast of Ireland. A little known fact is that it was founded by the Vikings in the ninth century and was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the 1798 rebellion. It is a beautiful area!”

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Sounds exciting! How long have you been interested in makeup?

“Well I’ve loved it from a very young age and have always been interested in makeup. I think it makes ya feel good when you are wearing it. I really started getting interested in makeup in my young teens and I have always worn makeup.”

Tell us about your new business, AmyLouiseMakeup.

“My AmyLouise Makeup is something I recently started. I do makeup for all occasions. Weddings, Debs, Parties, Balls, Christenings! I also do free makeup competitions to get in practice for myself. I do anything for any occasion from bridal to 1950s!”

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Do you have a favorite makeup style?

“My favorite makeup would have to be the dark smoky eyes. I just love them with a set of long lashes and a pure flawless foundation.”

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Do you apply makeup to men as well?

“No, just women.”

What is your dream job?

“My dream job would be to work at a makeup station or become famous and work for a superstar and on television shows!”

How can someone get in touch with you?

“My Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/AmyLouise-MakeUp/1547626405486854 or they can call me in Ireland at 0871133763.”

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Thank you for joining me Amy! I wish you the best!

“Thanks Lee! I had a lot of fun and I look forward to hearing from your readers!”

Some lovely examples of Amy’s talent!

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Classic 1950’s

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Amy and her baby

For more info on Amy and AmyLouiseMakeup, please check out and Like her Facebook page! ♥

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A deathbed promise fulfilled-Why I Wrote WEEDMONKEY (photos!)

When I was a little girl, my mom wanted to be a writer. She wrote short stories in the vein of her favorite television show, The Twilight Zone, and she did research on areas of historic interest in our hometown.

I would see her typing away on her old typewriter and watch in awe as she created piles and piles of papers, all part of a manuscript, being thrown into a box.

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My beautiful mother Victoria

What she was working on was her life story which she called WEEDMONKEY.

Weedmonkey is a Southern term for the word whore and this ugly word was being used to describe her mother, my grandmother, Maud.

My mother grew up during the Depression and was forced to live in coal mining camps throughout Appalachia. As a child, she was subjected to child molestation, the KKK, murder, homelessness, starvation and ridicule for being the daughter of the town whore.

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She grew up hating her mother who was taken away when she was nine years old and while she was gone, she and her brother were put into foster care, starved and abused.

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My uncle Gerald and my mother Victoria (Ruby)

When her mother returned, she did not know her husband or her children and my mother could not understand why she had changed.

At 16, my mother made the decision to leave Kentucky and the only life she had ever known after discovering her prostitute mother was having an affair with the young boy my mother loved.

She grew up with hatred, resentment and shame for the woman she called Mom and it was not until her mother’s funeral, did she learn the horrible truth, the reason for her change and the reason why she became the town whore, a weedmonkey.

I knew this book meant a great deal to my mother. I also knew that she was afraid to do anything about it out of fear of being scorned by her family, most of whom were still living.

She put the book away many times only to talk it about again and I grew up feeling that Virgie, the name my mother gave the main character in the book, was my friend even though she was my own mother.

In 2005, my mother said she wanted to work on the book again and asked if I interview her once a day for at least an hour. This way her thoughts could be contained and she would have clear notes to look back on. I agreed and so it began.

Oftentimes, she would stop, cry and say no more. “I can’t do this, it’s too painful.”

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Red Creek, Kentucky after a flood

I gave her the time to reflect but urged her to continue. I stressed the importance of this book being brought to life although I could see the old wounds were still fresh and very raw.

Although a kind, loving and gentle woman, my mother carried a lot of pain in her heart.

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My great grandmother Dicie, a full blooded Cherokee who brought my mother back to life when she was born dead in 1929. She was mother’s mentor. Her husband Peter and their children. My grandfather Jesse is the little one.

In 2006, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given three months to live. She was 77. We talked often about Weedmonkey in those last few months and I knew how much it meant to her to have it completed. Sadly, it was not meant to be.

As she lay dying, she asked me for a small favor. Would I please finish the book and write it for her. Although I was at a lost for words, I said yes.

She only asked that I do a few things: the book must be called Weedmonkey, the main character must be named Virgie Hopkins, and the cover must say Mama, Mother, Whore.

After her death, it took me a few years to even look at her pages. I was grief stricken beyond words and mourned not only the loss of my mother but also the death of her dream.

I finally decided it was time to do something with the book so I searched for her notes and her interview. However, in the confusion of her death, they had been misplaced.

I went to bed one night and asked for my mother’s heavenly guidance. Where are your notes? Your interview? If you want me to work on this book, I have to know where everything is!

That night I had a dream. I was standing in my mother’s kitchen, opening up the cupboard over her desk and the dream ended.

The next day I went to the cupboard over her desk and was met with two large pills of papers. I took them all out and went through them one by one and there at the very bottom of the pile was Weedmonkey.

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My great grandmother Mallie Victoria and two of her children. I was given her name Victoria as my middle name. She and her husband were very wealthy and owned Ward’s Emporium in North Carolina.

However, this was not a book in completed form. It was typewritten pages, all with carbon paper, there were multiple versions of chapters, duplicates of the same pages, scribbled handwritten notes, papers that were torn and words scratched out. How in the world was I ever going to make any sense of this mess?

It took several months to sort it all out but I kept thinking how important it was for her to have her story told and I did it.

I got the book published and within a year, it was on the Amazon Bestseller list and went to #1. It ranked me into the Top 100 Authors on Amazon Memoirs and was being sold in local bookstores such as Turn The Page owned by famed romance novelist Nora Roberts. I have even had two book signings there!

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So, you see, this is what this books means to me. I kept my promise to my mother as she lay dying and I hope I have made her proud.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! My 2014 in Review!

Well, it’s that time of year again where we take a look back at our lives during the last twelve months.

A year is a long time however as I get older it seems to go by quicker. My mom was right.

This has been my year in review: 2014

In 2013, I left my job after eight years to pursue my dream of becoming a bestselling, full-time writer. I was scared but had been saying every year that “this was the year” and I had never done it. Year after year I watched as my dream kept getting farther and farther away from me.

Yes, I was afraid to leave my job, but I was more afraid of never seeing my dream come true.

So in December 2013, I did it.

In January, I was dedicated to becoming an author.

Proud Moments:

  • WEEDMONKEY became a bestseller on Amazon, stayed on that list for almost a year and is still selling.
  • I was ranked in the Top 100 Authors on Amazon Memoirs
  • My short story GUARDIAN ANGEL appeared in Woman’s World Magazine.
  • Had my second book signing at Turn The Page bookstore in Boonsboro.
  • Two articles about me and WEEDMONKEY appeared in The Frederick News Post and The Herald Mail.
  • Book DOWN CAME NOVEMBER was released
  • I started writing a new column for the newspaper called PEOPLE WORTH KNOWING.

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Loss:

  • April we lost Jade
  • July we lost Harley
  • October my cousin Leslie passed away after a long battle with Lupus

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Friendships:

I unplugged from five people this year and have not looked back. Although at one time, these people meant something to me and their contributions to my life are not overlooked, I simply outgrew them for one reason or another.

  • One was a woman I had known for about 15 years. Too much negativity and drama.
  • Another was a woman I was becoming friends with through Toastmasters but in fact, she was only using me to further her own career. User, false friend
  • Another was a woman who has been a part of my life since I was 14 years old. She was like a mother to me however instead of being happy for my success in life, she was bitter and jealous. Negativity, envy, drama
  • Another was a young man who had also been a part of my life for many years, since he was nine years old. I loved him like a son but could no longer tolerate his drama and chaotic life. I was no longer a part of that world yet I was still trying to help him. Drama, negativity, ungrateful
  • Another was an author and although I didn’t know him well, made a major mistake in our friendship when he insulted me after I had done everything to help him. Ungrateful

Once I pull the plug, that friendship dies and like any other death, I accept it and move on.

New Friendships:

  • Two orphaned baby raccoons came into our life in 2014. We bottle fed them and gave them grapes and cat food. Oh how we loved them! They were sweet, gentle and so loving and I would hold them in my arms like a baby. They would even sit on the woodpile and when I walked by and held out my hands, they would jump into my arms and kiss me. Sadly though, as quickly as they came into our lives, they left. We have no idea what happened to them or why they disappeared but I pray for their safety and return.
  • This summer we found a stray cat in the woods, took him in and named him Scottie. We never knew his story but he became a sweet and gentle housecat whom we love very much.
  • I met my editor Susan Hughes who edited WEEDMONKEY for me. What a kind, loving and generous woman! I am so glad that we have become friends!
  • We also became good friends with Amy and Chris from Ireland whom we met in Florida! While there we also become friends with another couple from Wales, Mill and Asha!

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Change:

  • Steve and I really began to work on the renovations of house and got down to the meat and bones of the structure. The house, my childhood home, was built in 1800 and man, does it need work.
  • However I am grateful for the work that is being done, the new ideas being put into play and the love that Steve has given to this house that means so much to me.

Adventure:

  • October … Steve and I went to Florida and visited Universal Studios, Hollywood Studios, Disney World, Animal Kingdom, Harry Potter World and had a blast! It was the best vacation ever!
  • December … We went to New York City and made a dream come true for me! I got to eat pizza in Brooklyn and man oh man was it good! What a blast we had that day!

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Bucket List:

Although I hate that term, it seems to fit when someone wants to do something in their life before they “kick they bucket” as they say.

  • Went to go to Hogwarts
  • Went to go to New York City, ate pizza in Brooklyn and went to a corner bakery in Brooklyn

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We have more adventures planned for 2015 so stay tuned!

Thanks to everyone for their continued friendship and support! It means so much to me! ♥♥♥

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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ENJOY LIFE NOW~It’s later than you think …

Here’s a depressing thought … We Are All Dying

Gee that sucks but how true that is. The moment we are born, we begin to die.

When we say someone is terminally ill and we suggest they make amends with friends and loved ones, why can’t we see that in ourselves?

We are all terminally ill and we must live life now! The time to be happy is now!

Don’t put off telling that person that you love them. Don’t wait to marry the love of your life. Don’t wait until the “right” time to have children, have them now and make the family that you always wanted.

If you wait until the right time, that time will never come.

My father was a gun dealer and in his shop he had a sign that read, “Enjoy life, it’s later than you think.” As a kid, I never understood that but isn’t that really true. I can remember going to sleep last night and I was 8 years old. How did I wake up and become 50?

I lost my mother back in 2006 and when I asked her on her deathbed if she had any regrets, she said, “Only one. I should have said yes, when I said no.”

I have thought about that comment every day for the past eight years.

So, at 50 (I’ll be 51 in March) I decided to make a list of everything I ever wanted to do and just do it!

I hate the term bucket list but I guess you could call it that. Why not? We are all going to “kick the bucket” one day.

Here are three things  I have always wanted to do and I did them this year!

1. Last year I quit my job and said I wanted to become a bestselling author and have WEEDMONKEY hit the top 100 books in Amazon Memoirs. Guess what? I did it this year and Weedmonkey was on the bestseller list all year and is still selling.

2. I have always wanted to go to Harry Potter world in Orlando, Florida. I wanted to visit Hogwarts and walk the halls of the wizard’s school. I wanted to visit Hollywood Studios, Universal Studios and go back to Disney World and Animal Kingdom. I hadn’t been there since I was 10 years old.

Guess what? In October, I made this wish come true. It was the most amazing trip I have ever been on and I thought wow, that was easy. What do I want to do next?

3. I have always wanted to go to New York City at Christmas, see the Christmas tree, eat the best pizza (in Brooklyn) and go to a corner bakery. As a child, I had only driven through the city with my parents on our way to see relatives in New England.

Guess what? I did that yesterday and it was the first time in my life that my feet actually touched the ground of New York City! It was amazing!

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Next year, I have more plans and more dreams will be coming true.

What are you waiting for?

Cherish every moment right here and right now. Do things you have always wanted to do, go places, make a list and stick to it.

Please don’t wait until you are on your deathbed to make amends or to tell people that you love them. Love them now. Apologize now. Forgive them now. Do it now before it is too late. We are all dying.

Don’t wait until we are in the ground to realize that. Do it now while we are still above it.

When my mother was dying, she told me to never let anyone say that she had a long life for it wasn’t long enough.

Live now and be happy!

Let me know what you have always wanted to do and how you have made that dream come true. I’d love to hear from you! ♥

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Meet Fantasy Author & Editor Samantha LaFantasie

Happy November everyone! Glad you could join me again today and what a special treat I have for you!

I would like to introduce you to USA Today and Amazon Bestselling Fantasy Author and Editor Samantha LaFantasie!

I have worked with Samantha on a couple of book projects and have been very pleased! Not only is she a talented writer, she is a wonderful editor who takes her time to work with each author and is very precise and willing to explain everything! I love that about her!

So sit back and get to know this dark haired beauty!

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A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her spouse and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.

Samantha becamea bestselling author with the Pandora Boxed Set (which includes Made to Forget: Nepherium Novella series–Part One) on both Amazon and USA Today.

Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.

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SAMANTHA’S BOOKS

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2010 NaNoWriMo Winner, Top Ten Finallist KWA Contest 2010, 2011 NaNoWriMo Winner 2012, NaNoWriMo winner, 2013 NaNoWriMo winner
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New Book Release-DOWN CAME NOVEMBER-Haunting memoir

From the author of the best selling book Weedmonkey comes the haunting story of a shattered life and the broken woman who was plunged into the depths of madness after tragedy destroys her world.

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On April 30, 2006, Elizabeth Frost lost her mother.

Three weeks later, on June 4th, her fiancé’ was killed on a construction site in Virginia.

A month later, on July 15th, her brother committed suicide leaving behind two young children who were killed in a car accident on September 18th.

Falling back on her ex-boyfriend she tries to rebuild her life only to find him dead of a drug overdose on October 31st.

On November 4th, Elizabeth Frost came undone …

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

So Lisa, this is your 10th book. What would you like readers to know about it?

Well, it is based on true events but I have written it with a twist.

That sounds intriguing, can you elaborate?

Let’s just say that everything in the book is true … almost.

Your last book WEEDMONKEY is an Amazon bestseller and ranked you into the Top 100 Authors on Amazon. Does this book have a similar theme?

Well, Weedmonkey was based on the life of my mother Victoria and took place during the Depression. Down Came November is based on tragedies that befell me after my mother passed away. Weedmonkey was her story, this is mine.

How long did it take you to write this new book?

It took me just a few months. I actually came up with the title about eight years ago. That’s how I do it. I come up with the title first then write a story around it.

In the book you talk a lot about a dog named Kurgan. Was he really your dog or was he a made up character?

No, Kurgan was the love of my life! He was a pure bred Rottweiler I got when he was just 10 weeks old and I lost him on March 12, 2013 when he was 15 years old.

Wow, that is old for a Rottweiler! Do you have any other pets?

Yes! I lost two dogs last year and two dogs this year. I now have one dog left, a black Rottweiler named Vladimir but his nickname is Vladdy. He will be nine on Christmas day. I have also several cats; Scotty, Midnight, Vinnie, Egypt and Fluffer.

What are you working on now?

Actually I have about 15 books in my mind to get started on and am working on my next one now. I try to stay focused and do one at a time but I have been known to work on two and three at the same time.

How can you do that? That sounds crazy!

It is, but I like to go back and forth to keep it fresh. However lately I have just been working on one at a time.

Do you have another job other than author?

I have been a feature writer and columnist for The Brunswick Citizen newspaper for 15 years. I am also a local artist who created Magic Forest Gypsy Stones which are bohemian and whimsical rock art.

Wow, you have so many talents! What did you want to be when you were a child?

I wrote my first story when I was about eight years old and always dreamed of being a writer. I also wanted to be an actress and a movie star. Then as a teenager I wanted to be a supermodel and marry a rock star! ☺

What advice would you give someone who wants to be an author?

Well, it sounds cliché’ but don’t give up. I’m serious. If you really want to write then write. I have often been discouraged and was just about to hang it up when Weedmonkey took off! Just keep at it, keep writing and keep promoting. Put in the effort and it will pay off.

What is the best advice you could give someone about using social media?

First off, you must engage with other people. Do not and I repeat do not get on sites like Facebook and Twitter and say Hey buy my book!!! People will turn off from you real quick! You must make friendships, build relationships, again engage, retweet them, like their pages and so on. It takes time but like I said before, put in the effort.

How important do you think it is to have an editor?

It is vitally important! Most writers are not editors and most editors are not writers but for some reason they fit together nicely. J I made the mistake of putting out one of my books unedited thinking that it was some sort of masterpiece or something. It got a lot of reviews and most of them were horrible! Bad grammar, poor sentence structure and so on. It made me sick! But at the time I couldn’t afford an editor. It was a catch 22. So when I could afford one, I hired her to edit it for me. Now I would never, ever send out anything without an editor, ever!

What if a new author can’t afford an editor? Like you said you couldn’t at first?

Check around, ask other authors, posts your requests, etc. I found one author who does editing on the side and at very reasonable prices. Also, you can offer trade. Work out something where you will promote her services if you get a discount. Oftentimes editors are willing to work with new clients on fees, esp if the editor is just starting out. Others are not and their prices are fixed. You just have to live and learn.

How would you describe yourself?

I am a Bohemian rocker chick with a goofy sense of humor. I am loyal and honest. I love to bake and cook and I love to spread positive energy to everyone I meet. I also believe in magic!

Who do most people say you remind them of?

Stevie Nicks! I get it all the time and I love it! ♥

Thank you Lisa for taking the time to speak with us today! Where can readers find your new book?

All of my books can be found on Amazon.

Here is the link to DOWN CAME NOVEMBER, thank you! http://ow.ly/E4Bz2

My website is http://www.lisavproulx.com

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How Hard Is It To Be Kind To One Another?

I was at the drug store today and the clerk said, “You just blow in here like a little ball of sunshine don’t you?”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She laughed and said, “You come in here and brighten up the place, you make people smile, you get them talking to one another…you are just so positive! How do you do that every day?”

I leaned in and said, “I’ll tell ya a secret…that’s what we are all here to do but I am just one of the few people who get it.”

However, I didn’t use to get it, in fact, I was about as far away from “getting it” as someone could possibly be.

I had to go through the pits of hell until I could get it, until I could see that what I was doing was wrong and the way I was acting was the wrong way to treat people.

Now, I am a different person.

Let me tell you something, I cannot understand why we, as human beings, walk by one another without speaking to each other.

It only takes a second to speak to people, to say hello, good morning, good afternoon, good evening, Happy Halloween, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Birthday, how are you today…whatever! Speak to each other!

It only takes a second to hold the door for someone, to offer an elderly person help with their groceries, to take a grocery cart back for someone, to let someone in line go ahead of you when they only have a few things and you have a cart full, to ask someone if they are doing okay…how hard is it?!?

Ya know, I have been through hell and I know what it’s like to be angry, be unhappy, and be mad at the world. I know what it’s like to be a bully and walk around with a chip on your shoulder. I used to be a rude person, a hateful, evil person who treated people like dirt. In short, I was a nasty, vindictive, bitch of a shrew. Do you know what that meant? It meant I was an unhappy person.

But I didn’t know what real unhappiness was until 2006…that is when my hell began and plunged me into a dark and dusty place and it took me almost four years to find my way out.

In that awful place, I lost myself for many years then suddenly I saw the light and I began to grow and change into another person.

No matter how hard it was for me during that time, I am now forever grateful for having gone through it.

I know what it’s like to be depressed and have suicidal thoughts haunt my mind and my sleep every day and every night and I know what it’s like to be alone. I know what it’s like to be scared of the next day and what I might do to get through or not get through it.

I also know what it’s like to wake up breathing and curse the fact that you are still alive.

It wasn’t until I went though hell and hit rock bottom that I was mowed down over and over again and I had no where to go but up, did I change. I CHANGED!!!

Rock bottom is the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

And believe me, I was a firm believer that people DID NOT change. I didn’t believe it until it happened to me.

Now I speak to everyone, I want to make people happy, to make them smile and to feel good about themselves. I want to be the person they think of when they are having a bad day. Think of me and smile and know that it will all be okay.

If I can change and make a difference in this world, so can you.

We need to realize that we are all in this together. We need to get along and make it work.

Be the person who makes a difference instead of just taking up space.

I am not ashamed to admit the kind of person I used to be, I tell you so you can see that it is possible for people to “get it” after going through such pain.

I learned to embrace the changes in my life and I chose to use them as opportunities to grow. You can too!

I know there will never be peace on Earth and not everyone will magically get along but we can do our part, even if it’s a small part, while we are here.

So the next time you pass someone on the street, speak to them and watch their reaction. I guarantee you they will smile and in turn, you will feel good too! ♥

Lisa

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