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Sam the Schnoodle gets on TV

Sam the Schnoodle gets on TV

Out of the clear blue, my phone rang and it was John Trevino, the VP GM of KDAF (CW33) in Dallas. (John had worked for me years back at WOAI-TV (NBC) in San Antonio. Since then, John had pole vaulted his career and spent many years as senior management at great TV...
I Sold A Book!

I Sold A Book!

For weeks I struggled with the initial marketing approach to tell the world that Surviving In A Dog Eat World was here, printed and available on both sandacoyle.com and Amazon to purchase and read.  I wanted everything to be perfect. I mailed signed copies to my son...
Snowmageddon and My Book Arrives!

Snowmageddon and My Book Arrives!

It was February 12th. The entire state of Texas was in the throes of locking down for what would become the biggest winter snowstorm in the history of the state. Having lived in Syracuse, New York for over a decade, I knew how to prepare for snow and how to deal with...
Start The Presses

Start The Presses

Blame it on all the confusion regarding print colors and paper weights coupled with the Clear Vision’s team feeling a need to make amends with us, but it was deemed necessary that Robin and I do a final press check prior to printing. Because of COVID, we only got to...
Colorful Language

Colorful Language

  Everything had been sent to Brad at Clear Visions, when I got a phone call. “I have your proof ready for you to pick up,” Brad said. I all but sprinted to the car and headed to Clear Visions press manufacturing site. It was December 15, 2020. Covid was still...