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Gerber Ink

Charlotte Gerber

Joined 6 years ago from upstate New York

Favorite Saying: 'Make Coffee, Not War'

Life on Hub Pages: It is hard to believe I've been writing on HP for 5 years now.  I have so many interests as a result of being a freelance writer and author that you'll find a variety of topics to peruse under my nom de plume, Gerber Ink.

Life as an Author: I've written Murder in Middleton (2012) and I Dream of Zombies: Rose Lee's Zombie Adventures (2013).  I have three more books coming out in 2014: Curiosity Killed the Cat, Zombie Asylum: Rose Lee's Zombie Adventures Book 2, and Angelique.  

When I'm Not Writing:  I'm a book promoter and a writing coach. I can be found online at the Cat's Pajamas Book Haven,

My Content: Hubs, Answers, and Forums

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  • 0

    Pantsers Guide to Virtual Book Tours

    8 weeks ago

    Virtual book tours are a great promotional took for self-published authors. Learn how to select a tour host, what you need to provide, what to expect, and what to do when it is over.

  • 0

    Pantsers Guide to Publishing an Ebook

    8 weeks ago

    Want to get to the nitty-gritty of publishing your ebook and skip the nonesense? This guide was created for those who fly by the seat of their pants and want to get things done Right Now!

  • 0

    Horticulture Therapy

    16 months ago

    An explanation of what horticulture therapy is, how it can help people, how to plan a therapeutic garden, and the activities that can be done in a therapeutic garden setting.

  • 3

    Acupuncture for Lupus Patients

    2 years ago

    The philosophy of Chinese medicine and acupuncture in regards to treating the pain associated with lupus.

  • 3

    First Lupus Symptoms

    2 years ago

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, also known as SLE, is an auto-immune disease affecting millions of people worldwide. It affects the connective tissues and causes a variety of uncomfortable symptoms in those affected.

  • 2

    Draft Horses - Yesterday and Today

    2 years ago

    A brief history of the most well-known draft breeds - Clydesdale, Belgian, Percheron and Shire. Photo gallery of these breeds included.

  • 0

    Career Counseling Throughout Your Career

    2 years ago

    Why employees should consider career counseling at various stages of their career. Career counseling can help individuals find happiness and satisfaction in their chosen careers.

  • 0

    Horse Nutrition Basics

    2 years ago

    The basic requirements of a horses' diet, from hay to supplements and everything in-between.

  • 0

    Worm Farming Made Easy

    2 years ago

    The basics of worm farming in your home. Includes tools needed, how to feed them and care tips.

  • 2

    Celebrating Christmas in Hawaii

    2 years ago

    Traditions and a typical Christmas celebration in Hawaii. Tree lighting, menu and Santa's arrival.

  • 0

    Starting a Pick Your Own Berry Farm

    2 years ago

    Information on starting a pick your own berry farm. Includes information on business variables, basic start up requirements and appealing to this group of customers.

  • 3

    Types of Small Farms

    2 years ago

    Small farm or hobby farm business ideas. Includes bee keeping, vegetables, trees, replacement heifers and more.

  • 2

    Appeal of the Artificial Christmas Tree

    2 years ago

    A brief history of the artificial tree, beginning in 1913. Includes photo gallery of various types of artificial trees, from aluminum to feather varieties.

  • 0

    Christmas Celebrations Around the World

    2 years ago

    A description of many different Christmas celebrations as they are done around the world. Includes some Christmas greetings and well wishes in different languages.

  • 0

    The Christmas Elf

    2 years ago

    The stories behind the Christmas elves, from Scandanavia to artists and faeries. Includes elf names and their jobs during Christmas.

  • 2

    Caregivers of Disabled Family Members

    3 years ago

    Advice and resources for individuals who are caregivers for disabled family members. Includes resource list for additional support.

  • 0

    Halloween Traditions and Customs

    2 years ago

    A brief history of halloween from its Pagan beginnings. Explanation of where the traditions and customs have evolved from over the years.

  • 1

    Buying a Dog Halloween Costume

    3 years ago

    Ideas for choosing a Halloween Costume or accessories for your dog. Includes tips on measuring your dog for a costume, warnings about selecting costumes and a photo gallery.

  • 1

    Halloween Costume History

    3 years ago

    A brief history of Halloween costumes and why they are still worn today. Includes photo gallery of adult Halloween costumes for ideas.

  • 1

    President Halloween Masks as Political Predictors

    2 years ago

    Presidential Halloween Mask sales seem to predict the next winner of the election in the United States. Includes sales trends.

  • 10

    Why Black Cats are Halloween Symbols

    23 months ago

    A historical look at how the black cat became a Halloween symbol, and feared animal. Includes where the superstitions began, why they persist today, and Halloween lore about the black cat.

  • 0

    Choosing Children's Halloween Costumes

    3 years ago

    Tips and ideas for creating or selecting Halloween costumes for children. Ideas for costume extras to add to the Halloween costume character.

  • 1

    Choosing Your Wedding Hairstyle

    3 years ago

    Information on selecting the right hairstyle for your wedding day. Includes where to get hairstyle ideas, celebrity-inspired do's and last minute tips.

  • 0

    Caring for Guinea Keets

    3 years ago

    Step by step instructions on raising guinea keets to full grown guinea fowl. Includes preparing their home, bedding, food and water and tips on buying from hatcheries.

  • 7

    Haunted Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield

    3 years ago

    Historical background of the reported hauntings of the Mansfield Reformatory, also known as the Ohio State Reformatory. Personal account of a ghost hunt on the grounds and tips for fellow ghost hunters.

  • 2

    Guinea Hen Colors

    3 years ago

    A list of guinea colors and descriptions of the varieties of guinea birds. Includes photo gallery that is updated as new photos are available.

  • 2

    Edible Landscape Strawberries

    3 years ago

    Advice on using strawberries to create an edible landscape around your home. Includes best varieties for landscaping and growing tips.

  • 0

    Raising Guinea Fowl

    9 months ago

    Tips on raising guinea fowl from keet to adult. Includes information on water, types of feed, sexing and uses.

  • 4

    Pygora Goat Basics

    3 years ago

    A brief history of the Pygora Goat and how they were created. Includes information on cost, uses and registration of the pygora goat.

  • 4

    Pygmy Goat Basics

    2 years ago

    Pygmy goat care basics, from cost to entertainment and milking them. Includes information on choosing fencing and breeding of these miniature goats.

  • 0

    Military Spouses Preparing for Deployment

    3 years ago

    Tips written by a military wife on things you can do to make pre-deployment and deployment easier on yourself and your family.

  • 2

    Social Networking Game Addiction

    3 years ago

    Information on why people become Internet gamers, warning signs of addiction and how to get help.

  • 4

    Victory Gardens Make a Comeback

    3 years ago

    Background of the Victory Gardens created during World War I, and how they can be purposeful again today. Includes cost, tips for getting started and ideas for community support.

  • 2

    Electric Car Interest Wanes

    3 years ago

    Information on the electric car market, covering aspects such as upkeep costs, safety issues and potential problems with recharging station availability.

  • 5

    Lavender Sugar and Cookie Recipes

    3 years ago

    Recipe for using culinary lavender in a shortbread recipe. Includes recipe for lavender sugar, and tips for using culinary lavender.

  • 1

    Military Families and Social Media

    3 years ago

    Tips for military families on using Social Media. Includes important considerations and things that would negatively impact an individual serving in the military.

  • 4

    Create a Writer Website

    9 months ago

    Advice and checklists of things that writers and authors should put on their website. Includes information on selecting a website host.

  • 7

    Ghost Writing for a Living

    4 years ago

    Tips on writing for others as a ghost writer. Includes info on how to avoid being scammed, contracts and setting your own terms.

  • 3

    About Lupus

    2 years ago

    Information on Lupus, including the various types of the disease. Includes information on diagnosing the disease and how to live, or assist others, with the disease.

  • 0

    The Fox Sisters and Spiritualism

    2 years ago

    The story about the famous Fox Sisters who began the Spiritualist religious movement. Includes quotes, photo gallery, how they did it and a resource list.

  • 2

    Halloween Cat Costume

    2 years ago

    Tips and ideas for choosing a Halloween cat costume for kids or adults. Includes photo gallery of cat costumes and cat masks.

  • 0

    Prepare Maple Trees for Winter

    9 months ago

    How to protect your maple trees from common diseases and pests by preparing them for the winter season. Includes information on what to do if your tree is infected.

  • 2

    Pumpkin Carving Ideas

    2 years ago

    Large photo gallery and tips for carving pumpkins, from beginner level through advanced. Includes resource list for free internet pumpkin carving templates.

  • 1

    Amish Neighbors

    3 years ago

    A memoir about living next to an Amish family and the memories that we have shared.

  • 2

    Rabbit Diet

    2 years ago

    Advice on the proper diet for your pet rabbit. Includes list of fruits and vegetables, as well as what not to ever feed your rabbit.

  • 0

    Teen Job Flyers

    3 years ago

    Tips for teens looking for work and for starting their own businesses. Includes info on creating job flyers and where to post them to get the word out about your service or business.

  • 1

    Teen Job Ideas

    4 years ago

    Advice for teens on how to start their own business, or where to find a job that is teen-friendly. Includes a list of possible jobs that teens can do to earn money.

  • 5

    Choosing a Laptop for College Freshmen

    20 months ago

    Tips on how to choose a laptop for college freshmen, written specifically for parents. Includes tips for extras that students may need in addition to the laptop.

  • 2

    Pet Cemetery in Lily Dale

    2 years ago

    Historical background of the Pet Cemetery in Lily Dale, New York. Includes large slide show of the grave markers and grounds of the pet cemetery.

  • 0

    The Fairy Trail in Lily Dale

    2 years ago

    Information on the Lily Dale, New York Fairy Trail. Includes large photo gallery of the fairy houses on this fairy trail.

  • 3

    Ghost Orb Photos

    9 months ago

    Explanation of what ghost hunters believe orbs are, the schools of thought on the subject, and photography tips. Includes photo gallery of orb photos.

  • 0

    Cleaning Dowsing Tools

    9 months ago

    Step by step instructions for cleansing and re-energizing dowsing tools. Advice on sharing dowsing tools.

  • 0

    Inspiration Stump at Lily Dale

    2 years ago

    History of Inspiration Stump at Lily Dale, NY. An explanation of what the stump is used for, and the people who give messages from the dead.

  • 0

    Fort Steuben Ohio

    4 years ago

    History of Fort Steuben in Steubenville, Ohio. Photo gallery of the grounds and tips on visiting this historic site.

  • 11

    Teen Babysitting Rate

    2 years ago

    Tips for teens on how to set their hourly price for babysitting. Includes information on certifications for babysitters.

  • 5

    Effective Linkbuilding Increases Traffic and Income

    2 years ago

    Tips on how to increase your website's visibility on the Internet, through social networking, back linking, classified ads and website directories.

  • 0

    Cooking With Pet Fur

    4 years ago

    A humorous look at cooking in a house full of pets, in all their furry glory. Includes tips on how to deal when the fur goes flying.

  • 1

    Utica Shale Natural Gas Drilling in NY

    5 months ago

    Information on the Utica Shale formation, including photos and maps of the natural gas plays in the United States.

  • 7

    Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Drilling in NY

    5 months ago

    Information on the Marcellus Shale Formation in New York state in the Appalachian region. Maps and images of the area. A discussion of natural gas exploration in New York and surrounding areas.

  • 3

    Cooking With Lavender Tips

    4 months ago

    Tips for pairing foods with culinary lavender. Provides a list of lavender varieties to use for cooking and baking.

  • 0

    The Difference Between Pasteurized, Homogenized and Raw Milk

    3 years ago

    Explanation of the preparation and differences between pasteurized, homogenized and raw milk products.

  • 5

    Varieties of Garlic

    20 months ago

    A list of the most common garlic varieties from raw to strong. Includes information on hardneck versus softneck and where to buy gourmet varieties.

  • 1

    Saving Seeds for Future Gardens

    3 years ago

    Explains the reasons why gardeners should save seeds for future gardens. Details seed viability and the proper way to dry seeds for future use.

  • 4

    Teen Babysitting Tips

    4 years ago

    Tips to help teens with babysitting jobs, from setting an hourly rate to certification. Includes list of questions to ask parents before starting work.

  • 51

    Teen Modeling Tips

    3 years ago

    Practical modeling tips for young models trying to get a start in the business from a parent of two working child models. Includes info on avoiding scams.

  • 0

    Spouse Survival Guide During Basic Training

    2 years ago

    Tips and advice for a spouse, and family, to survive when a member of the family is going through basic training. Written by a military spouse.

  • 0

    What to Bring to Army Basic Training

    4 years ago

    List of documents and items that are needed or allowed when going to a basic training camp. Includes a list of things NOT to bring to basic training.

  • 0

    Teaching Teens About Student Credit Cards

    2 years ago

    Information on teaching teens about credit cards, credit history and money management. Includes information on predatory practices of credit card companies on college students.

  • 1

    Kill Weeds With Lasagna Gardening

    2 years ago

    A how-to guide on using layers of newspaper, cardboard and soil to inhibit weed growth and create a perfect growing environment for vegetables and flowers.

  • 1

    Hanging Out With Dad

    20 months ago

    A personal memoir for Father's Day about the great things fathers can do for their children while growing up.

  • 0

    Creating a Wiccan Sacred Space

    2 years ago

    A how-to guide for new Wiccans on how to create a sacred space. Includes details on items used in creating a ritual area, majick circles and altars.

  • 7

    Are Online Classes For You

    4 years ago

    Information on taking college level courses online, written by someone who obtained their degree online. Includes tips and what to expect from online classes.

  • 3

    The Art of Dowsing

    9 months ago

    A brief history of dowsing, and how dowsing rods are used by experienced dowsers or water witches. Includes research links that support the art of dowsing.

  • 1

    Divining Using Dowsing Rods

    9 months ago

    Selection tips for dowsing rods from a dowser. Includes basic how-to tips and the reasons experienced dowsers have more than one pair of rods.

  • 2

    Reasons to Love K Cups

    16 months ago

    User review of the Keurig K-cup coffee maker. Includes a list of benefits as well as a few problems experienced by the user.

  • 0

    About the Book of Shadows

    2 years ago

    An explanation of what the Book of Shadows is, and what it isn't. Includes historical background, as well as how to store and if needed, how to destroy this book.

  • 2

    Growing Tulip Trees

    9 months ago

    Tips on growing the specimen tree, the tulip tree. Taxonomy and advice on growing conditions, pests and diseases of the tree.

  • 8

    Growing and Harvesting Mulberries

    9 months ago

    A list of mulberry species, tips on growing mulberries and how to tell when the fruit is ripe by species. Includes advice on harvesting the fruit of the mulberry tree.

  • 5

    Top 10 Christmas Herbs and Spices

    3 years ago

    The top 10 herbs and spices used during Christmas celebrations along with the lore associated with them. Photo gallery of the Christmas spices.

  • 3

    Wine Tasting for Newbies

    9 months ago

    Tips for individuals who love tasting a variety of wines. Includes info on wine tasting groups, wine memberships, wine tasting tips and score sheets, wine glasses and pairing food with wine.

  • 1

    Old Fashioned Maple Sap Collection

    4 years ago

    Tips and advice on maple sap collection to make maple syrup. Details on equipment needed, how to tap trees, making syrup and small business opportunities.

  • 6

    Beginning Beekeeping

    3 years ago

    Beekeeping basics for newbies. Includes info on what you need to get started, tips on buying or moving bees, a resource list and photo gallery.

  • 1

    Malleus Maleficarum - Hammer Against Witches

    9 months ago

    A brief historical background of the Melleus Maleficarum, also known as the Hammer Against Witches, first published in 1486 during the famous witch hunts of the Catholic church. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3 of the writings.

  • 6

    Coffee and Tea Syrup Recipes

    3 years ago

    Recipes for making coffee and tea syrups. Caramel, lavender, high octane coffee, mint syrup and other recipes included.

  • 0

    Grow Great Blueberries

    9 months ago

    An explanation of the types of blueberries and a list of the varieties of blueberries on the market. Includes a guide for planting blueberries, a list of resources and a photo gallery.

  • 48

    Ameraucana Chickens and Easter Egg Chickens

    2 years ago

    Information on Americaunas, Easter Egg chickens and their varieties. Characteristics of the breed and advice on caring for these chickens.

  • 7

    Mayan, Christian and Indian End Time Prophecies

    3 years ago

    A discussion of the Mayan, Christian and Indian end time prophecies. Includes Mayan calendar, Christian Apocalypse and the Indian Legend of the White Buffalo.

  • 6

    Start an Artisan Cheese Business

    8 weeks ago

    Advice for entrepreneurs considering starting a cheese business. Tips on business plans, experience required and cheese caves, as well as making cheeses.

  • 11

    How to Grow Lilac Bushes

    4 months ago

    How to choose, plant and prune lilac bushes. Includes photo gallery of popular lilac bush varieties.

  • 4

    Homeschooling Notebooking

    5 months ago

    Tips on homeschool notebooking and a description of what it is. Notebooking ideas, how to get started and basic supplies required.

  • 4

    Growing Grapes in Northern Climates

    3 years ago

    Advice for cultivating hardy grape varieties in northern climates. Planting guide, problem solver and gallery of photos. Includes list of cold hardy varieties for wine, table grapes and those for jam and jelly.

  • 1

    Visit Bully Hill Winery

    3 years ago

    History of the Bully Hill Vineyards in the Fingerlakes Region of New York. Includes variety of wines that they offer, things to do while there, and a photo gallery of the property.

  • 20

    Lupus Survival Guide

    9 months ago

    Explanation for the newly diagnosed and their caregivers about Lupus. Tips about living with the disease, exercise and saying "no."

  • 3

    Disputing Credit Card Transactions

    8 weeks ago

    Advice for disputing a credit card transaction with your bank. An explanation of the chargeback process, and what to expect during the dispute.

  • 14

    Thomas the Tank Engine Ertl Trains

    5 years ago

    Advice on collecting Thomas the Tank Engine Ertl trains. Includes large photo gallery of Thomas the Tank Engine collectible trains, tips on where to find them to collect and their accessories.

  • 20

    Thomas the Tank Engine Collectible Trains

    16 months ago

    Tips about collecting Thomas the Tank Engine trains, from Take Along's to wooden versions. Photo gallery of various popular Thomas trains. Includes identification tips.

  • 1

    Selling Stock Photos

    3 years ago

    Tips on selling your photos as stock photos to earn money. Information on business vs. hobby, microstock vs. macrostock and resources for selling your digital photos.

  • 3

    Start a Maple Syrup Business

    3 years ago

    Advice on starting a maple syrup business. Information on what equipment is needed, how to tap trees and where to market sap or syrup.

  • 8

    Secrets of the Knights Templar

    8 weeks ago

    A history of the famous Templar Knights and their demise. Includes photo gallery, information on the Holy Grail, Baphomet, and John the Baptist's head.

  • 8

    LaLaurie Slave Murders in New Orleans

    23 months ago

    History of the LaLaurie slave murder case of 1834. Includes actual news story from the New Orlean's "Bee" newspaper.

  • 0

    Collecting Thomas the Tank Engine Trains

    4 years ago

    Overview of the types of Thomas the Tank Engine trains available on the market. Includes tips on what to start collecting first.

  • 6

    House of a Thousand Cadavers

    20 months ago

    Historical background of the House of a Thousand Cadavers in Georgia. Discussion of the theories relating to how the house became associated with mass murder.

  • 8

    Home School Grade Reports

    20 months ago

    Advice and instructions for writing IHIP reports and quarterly reports in states that require them.

  • 24

    Ficus Tree Problems

    23 months ago

    Details of the types of ficus or fig trees, pests and problems. Photo gallery provided to assist in identifying common pests and diseases.

  • 183

    Maple Tree Problems

    9 months ago

    Maple tree problems and solutions. Includes photo gallery of pests and diseases. Offers advice on treating common pests, diseases and weather-related problems.

  • 11

    Gardenia Problems

    8 weeks ago

    Tips and advice on how to care for gardenias, both indoors and out. Includes photo gallery of pests and how to treat common gardenia plant problems.

  • 2

    Travel to Gettysburg PA

    8 weeks ago

    Advice for those traveling to Gettysburg, PA to soak up the Civil War era atmosphere. Tips on what to do and where to go when you arrive.

  • 1

    Insurance for Freelance Workers

    3 years ago

    Insurance options for freelance workers. Includes information on how to obtain health insurance from a variety of sources, including freelance networks.

  • 1

    How Blogging Helps Freelancers

    9 months ago

    Tips to help writers get more visibility on the web by writing a blog. Explains HTML, RSS, and how to get your blog seen and read.

  • 3

    Freelancer 401K

    9 months ago

    Explanation of how to invest when you are a freelance worker. Includes tips for savings accounts, business accounts, CDs, 401Ks and more.

  • 7

    How to Be a Freelance Worker

    2 years ago

    Tips and advice for new freelance workers written by a freelance writing veteran. Includes information on how to start, how to avoid scams, setting goals, meeting deadlines and more.

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