May 17, 2024
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Writing her own story: Santa Barbara woman launches Lucky Penny Press


Melissa Marsted, founder of Lucky Penny Press, displays her first book, “Pablito and the Speckled Bear,” on an iPad. (Alex Drysdale photo) Melissa Marsted could have rebuilt her home after the Santa Barbara Tea Fire in 2008. Instead, she decided to build a business from the ashes. Using the insurance money from the tragedy, Marsted…


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