I have been writing books since 2001, when I came out with one on spices. My husband was allergic to many of the additives used by food companies, so I began researching alternatives. Using skills learned as a typesetter and print shop owner, I have written 4 books, numerous articles and just launched my first e-book called All Things Colorado. You can find out about the books or read more articles on my publisher’s website. Spice lovers can go to their local spice shop and if my book isn’t there, feel free to ask them why not!
Writers have a lot of interests. So if I ponder life outside of spicing food or exploring the state of Colorado, you’ll have to forgive me. I have been going to and selling at craft shows for a long time and love the folks I meet there. I feel guilty not buying something from these hard-working, creative people. So, I hope to give back by doing a little networking for them, telling them about other artists in their genre, and trying to get them to talk to one another. As a result I go to art and craft shows (including local musician performances), and try to promote their hard-earned creativity with links to their websites, if they have one. As a business owner and long-time crafter I’ve picked up a few things over the years and don’t mind sharing them under the category of Crafting as a Business. Networking is a great thing and instead of fearing that someone may steal your ideas at an art or craft show, why not introduce yourself instead?
Part of my blog focuses on Colorado and Denver and what to do and see here. Which activities are good values? What sites are seldom mentioned by travel guides? If you are into visuals, take a look at my YouTube video on Colorado Wildlife. I’ve done many things throughout the state and still find new places to explore. Those activities became the core for the new e-book, with its lists of activities to do in Colorado by city. Come along and find out more about Colorado. Forgive me as I practice my writing skills, wax poetic, review the occasional book and gently rant under the category of Musings & Miscellany.
As the author of four books in three unrelated fields (always a no-no, because I can’t cross market and because I should focus in just one field according to the experts) and as an under-appreciated and under-paid crafter (does the term starving artist ring a bell?), I felt that a website of my own was in order, especially one in which I could blog what I wanted. Blogging is yet another long journey to see if what the experts insist I should do and what I can live with doing can come together into a helpful and somehow profitable venture. Join me, won’t you?