Friday, October 30, 2020

My introduction to books . . .

At three years of age, my mother encouraged me to print words on paper, and introduced me to the magic of water colors. By age nine or ten, I was making little paper books and "teaching school" to the dolls sitting against the pillow on my bed. In elementary school, fiction stories for extra credit flowed from my pencils and in college, I researched and wrote my final term paper about Christmas in Sweden, earning a Grade A result.

In the mid-1980s, I revised that effort into my first self-published book-utilizing my typewriter, self-drawn line art illustrations and cut-and-paste methods for "How to make a Swedish Christmas!". Books that followed were "Finding & Keeping Customers, A Small Business Handbook", and "How to make Newsletters, Brochures, and Other Good Stuff without a Computer System". The latter reached number nine on Quality Books Top 40 list of sales to libraries, and served as an alternative "Pick of the Month" choice in the Writers Digest's Book Club catalog. Now, after years of office work and family care giving, I am revisiting my love of writing, artwork and self-publishing.  

A memoir of my nearly thirty years of marriage to an insulin-dependent, Type 1, brittle diabetic is complete (Diabetes by Marriage) and resting on Amazon.com (print and eBook).  This week, however, my efforts are focused on the redesign of my Website ... just about ready to upload!  Cheers!



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