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TAKE THE QUIZ CONTRIBUTORS OTHER CONTRIBUTORS: WRITERS | Leah Caplan, Dr. Kari Hegeman, Emily Leas, Tamira Madsen, Cathy Martin PHOTOGRAPHERS | Ink Photographic, Bobbi Petersen, Shanna Wolf BECKY POURCHOT | "MUSE," P. 32 Becky M. Pourchot is the author of four books, including "Forgive Me Martha," an autobiographical peek into Pourchot's very own domestic eccentricities. She now lives in Flagler Beach, Florida with her family, where she is working on the third installment of "The Hungry Ghost Series," a collection of paranormal tales set in her small beach town. Her Fave Madison Hangout as a Kid: Jamie's Cookies on State Street. "I've spent a lot of time trying to remake those chocolate chip cookies!" DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CHARITABLE MONEY GOES? When you give money to a charity, you… Always keep good records for tax time Ask questions to know the charity is legitimate Never give cash Check out the charity at BBB.ORG to determine how much of your donation goes toward their mission All of the above ANSWER - E When you give generously, give wisely. Check with the Better Business Bureau before you give to any charitable organization. Our 20 Standards for Charity Accountability include nonprofit governance, transparency, reporting and more. Charities that participate in BBB review voluntarily disclose information that help you make wiser donating decisions. Best of all, BBB reports are free at BBB.ORG. BBB Brilliant with Your Money JASON CARNE | ILLUSTRATION FOR THE COVER AND "RAVES & FAVES," P. 43 Jason Carne is a 25-year-old hand-lettering aficionado and antiquarian book collector from New Jersey. He has an extensive music collection and an ever-growing library of sign-painting and lettering books. He's also a connoisseur of screen-printed posters, an avid animal lover and travel enthusiast. His Fave Madison Band: Masked Intruder LAURA GALLAGHER | "IN HER SHOES," P. 16 Sculptor. Former WNBA player. Neither of these describe Laura J. Gallagher. However, you could describe her as a tiny freelance writer from Middleton who held court on the back page of BRAVA for three years, and who will continue to do so from time to time. You could also say she has a lot of pets and an adorable husband. Her Fave Thanksgiving Tradition: "My grandfather always said grace in Polish; I miss that." KA YI LING | "GOOD EATS,'" P. 67 Ka Yi Ling is a graduate student at UW-Madison. She aspires to delve into the world of biology as a professor. When she's not in a research lab, she's exploring food places and activities. As a new member of the Yelp Elite Squad, she's excited to share her passion for everything delicious. Her Fave Madison Restaurants: Osteria Papavero, Forequarter, Heritage Tavern and Graze. ALISON MCDOLE | ILLUSTRATION FOR "MUSE," P. 32 Currently working as an elementary art teacher for the Milton School District, Alison McDole graduated from UW-Madison with a bachelor's in fine art and a master's in art education. While in graduate school, McDole found a love for children's book art and created her first illustrations for children. Her Fave Madison Artsy Place: Anthology on State Street. "It's a beautiful shop filled with unique, handmade art objects." 10 BRAVA MAGAZINE | NOVEMBER 2013

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