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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...

Looking for proof that my book was real

Show me a creative person who never doubts their work, and I will show you a liar. No matter how confident you may be, that little voice inside your head sometimes roars at you with self doubt.  It is why I wrote about those self doubting voices in Lesson 1: Trust...
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....
54,300 Words

54,300 Words

For the first time in my life, I no longer felt the pressure of having to get up and go to work every morning. The kids were grown and had careers of their own. There were no budgets to meet, teams to train, problems to solve. There were no deadlines. I could write...