It’s no secret that I’m a people person.
I just really like people for some reason. So, I don’t know why it should come as a surprise to me that I’ve genuinely enjoyed all of the wonderful people I’ve worked with so far at C&T Publishing.
They. Are. All. So. Nice!
Today, I thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse into what it’s been like in my world since my book proposal was accepted.
Of course, you remember what my face looked like when I found out the good news…
And here’s just a quick recap for those of you who missed my big news:
Last April, I was finally brave enough to “push the send button”. Off my book proposal flew through cyberspace, along with good thoughts from Katie, Jan, Linda and Karin. It landed in Roxane Cerda’s full inbox over at C&T Publishing. A few weeks later, I was thrilled to learn, they had accepted my proposal, and would be publishing my book under their imprint Stash Books. I really don’t think I’ve stopped smiling since that day.
Since then, after signing the contract in June, I got right to work, sewing, writing and photographing my projects. In the beginning of August, I was delighted to turn in the first draft of my book.
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any better. C&T Publishing flies me to a ranch in Nicasio, California to do a photo shoot for the book. Several movies have been filmed in Nicasio and it’s the location of the George Lucas Skywalker Ranch. Even Jerry Garcia lived there.
Here’s the magnificent view I saw the moment my eyes opened in the morning:
And there were plenty of these incredible longhorns staring at us wondering what the heck we were doing throughout the photo shoot.
It was a fast, furious, and fun weekend, but before we headed home, we had to check out some of the local shops.
Not only was this a perfect and beautiful location for the photos in the book, but it was a wonderful experience. Kristy Zacharias, the Art Director, Nissa Brehmer, the Photographer, and Mary Peyton Peppo, the Assistant, and I had a blast. It was so inspirational to be in the company of these creative women and watching how well they worked together was a real treat. I left there with some new friends and, I know it’s hard to believe, feeling even more excited about the book.
I just finished up working with my sweet Developmental Editor, Liz Aneloski. And last Friday, I received a nice introduction email from Alison Schmidt, my new Technical Editor. We get to go through each project together making sure all the details are perfect for you. I knew I was going to like her instantly when I saw that her photo was taken in none other than a VINTAGE CAMPER! Pair that with the fact that she used to be a key costumer for one of my favorite shows of all time, Big Love! I’m pretty sure we are going to get along famously.
I’ll give you another update when I get to start working with their amazing graphic designers. I can hardly wait to see what they have up their sleeves.
Until then, I’m off to sew and photograph some more tutorials for you to enjoy while we’re waiting for the book to come out. 🙂
PS. There is still time to leave a comment over at my eHow tutorial for a chance to win this cute crochet shrug made by, you guessed it, moi, The Renegade Seamstress. 😉
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