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The Great Cover Up

The Great Cover Up

Book Written  ✓ Book Edited  ✓ Publisher ✓ Printer ✓ Book Cover ? Book Cover ? Book Cover ! I had checked all the boxes. The book was done! Except for one small problem: I didn’t have a book cover. Brad at Clear Visions told me in no uncertain terms that a book...
Smythe Sewn

Smythe Sewn

In the seventh grade, all girls had to take home economics (while the boys got to take shop). Albeit, it was a public school in 1973. In my home EC class, we learned to cook and sew. Sewing was never my talent. But with my book, Smythe Sewn became a big deal. When it...
Best Mother’s Day ever!

Best Mother’s Day ever!

The book was finally edited and in a completed stage. Next came formatting. In my mind’s eye I always knew what I wanted this book to feel like: Crisp white pages. Type big enough to read. A months’ worth (30 in all) short lessons–Each lesson preceded by a...
(And, of course, I really like Sam!)

(And, of course, I really like Sam!)

Somewhere, while I was busy playing in the corporate arena, the world got wonderfully flat. When it came time to find an editor, I was steered (pointed…no, pushed) into using a professional editor that really knew what they were doing. Up until this point, three...
A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

There were once these little matchbook covers advertising for an art school that asked you to ‘draw me.’ As a kid, I remember being able to reproduce the drawings with precision; however, I was never terribly good at creating images or sketching. I am a communicator....