Cover Design

They say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” but in fact we all do. Take for example the books above, all of which come up when you search Amazon for “cover design.” One topic. Five very different covers. And five rather different judgements we automatically assign to each. Self-publishing friends, those judgements transform into sales. … More Cover Design

Why Pinterest?

Why Pinterest? For crafters: to create. For foodies: to find. For travelers: to dream. For procrastinators: to ponder. For type A’s: to organize. For (most) men: to gloriously roll their eyes. Granted, Pinterest has its dark side, too. I’ve heard many a mom complain that Pinterest’s entire existence aims to disprove their worth with its mocking treasure trove … More Why Pinterest?

Letter to a New Mom

I recently wrote this to a friend, a new mom having a tough day. If any of you moms (or dads) find yourself in this situation, I’m writing to you now. Letter to a New Mom You’re going through an overwhelmingly incredible moment in your life right now. I don’t need to tell you about all the … More Letter to a New Mom

So You Think You Can Freelance? Part I: Mindset

Have elaborate fantasies of spending your days in pajamas, checking Facebook, sipping lattes in coffee shops … and maybe jumping into the occasional Slayer match on your lunch break? Sure. It’s a little of that sometimes. But I can tell you from five years of experience, you better be able to hang with the following … More So You Think You Can Freelance? Part I: Mindset

Las Vegas!

In honor of my impromptu happy-birthday trip for my friend Dede, here are a few of my personal Las Vegas favorites. Viva! Vegas Tips & Recommendations Hotels Best modern luxury: Wynn Best pool: Mandalay Bay Best location for the money: Mirage or Treasure Island Best spa: Venetian