I’m Back…with News!

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Baja Magic Lodge (and Cedros Outdoor Adventures) are still going strong (original post below). This is the business that funds my life as a writer and editor, takes me Mexico for half the year, allows me to interact happily people from a very different culture (Cedros Island, where we employ about 15-20 people during the season, which is different even from Baja California, Mexico), enjoy the island itself, which is fascinating (inhabited for 12,000 + years), and has a stark, rugged beauty unlike anywhere else I’ve ever been.  If you’re interested in learning more about the island or the lodge, check out www.cedrosoutdooradventures.com. 

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Dear Readers, please forgive my temporary absence!

You know how they say when life gives you lemons make lemonade? Well, sometimes when life gives you an ambitious husband who decides to build an eight room private lodge on a remote island in Mexico in four months before your clients start arriving for the season you have to make… everything.

Shopping, decorating, driving stuff 800 miles, painting, cleaning…you get the idea. It was breaking my heart to put the blogging on hold but when you see the pictures I hope you’ll forgive. I had to help him make it happen.


This what Baja Magic Lodge looks like as of June, 2013. Open for business!

Meanwhile, my ideas for The Metaphysical Circus 2.0 have been percolating. More on that soon.

But for now, I have lots of news and book reviews in honor of the Clarion Workshop Reading Series at Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore in San Diego. Read on!

And although Baja Magic Lodge doesn’t have anything to do with writing YET, I’m thinking writers’ retreat one of these days… hmmm?


One of the first floor rooms



View from an upstairs room










4 Responses to “I’m Back…with News!”

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  1. Thora says:

    Yes, but at least now you have a hotel in Baja! Wow! Great to see the photos! It looks amazing! Great job. Can’t wait to see it in person.

  2. mike henderson says:

    Hmm. Photography, writing and building a lodge. Could all this be a precursor to “God and Mr. Gomez” on steroids?

  3. Anne McAneny says:

    Wow, Melanie! What an incredible accomplishment! I hope to visit sometime. Buena suerte to you and your husband.

  4. Mary Boyes says:

    Wow! This looks fabulous, Melanie.

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