mary jane dodd
In case you hadn't heard, Barbara Lewis has a new book! We asked her to talk with us a bit about the experience:
"This is the BLAD, which stands for Book Lay-out and Design. It's the tool that the sales staff at North Light used to sell the book. The publisher selects a few pages from the book and creates a booklet. It was interesting for me to see it, so I thought you might be interested too. I had no idea how the publishing industry worked, and still don't know it from the viewpoint of someone in the profession. But it's been a real eye-opener, in a good way. North Light has been great to work with, but the person who most affects your experience is your editor. Your editor does everything … includng making airline and hotel arrangements! When I found out that my editor, Rachel Scheller was only 24 years old, my jaw nearly hit the table! Rachel is so impressive. I can't imagine anyone else doing a better job! She deserves a big fat raise!
where YOU get to be drawn into the vortex! I mean, why should I be having all the
fun? We’re launching the Virtual Book Tour for “Torch-Fired Enamel Jewelry: a
Workshop in Painting with Fire” on October 5. From October 5th to the 24th, a
bunch of blogging friends, many of whom you already know and admire, will host
a specific day during the tour where they’ll share their interest in the book, or in
torch-firing, or in using torch-fired enamel beads and other elements.
We’ll have prizes at every stop. All you need to do is to leave a comment and
become a follower of the blog of your host or hostess and become a follower of
my blog. Everyone who leaves a review of the book at Amazon by November 24
will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a Torch-Firing Kit ($110 value). It’s
important that the review be honest … we need the book to stand on it’s own merits.
You say you already have a torch-firing kit? Well then, you’ll get a $110 gift
certificate for my website, Painting with Fire Artwear.com. I’ll have all the details
at my website on October 5, but I thought you might like to know who the hosts will
be of the Book Tour. Here’s the roll call … Mary Jane Dodd, Gaea Cannaday, Linda
Larsen, Andrew Thornton, Lori Plyler, Diane Cook, Lori Anderson, LeAnn Weih, Jen
Judd Velasquez, Melissa Meman, Lisa Crone, Shannon LeVart, Cindy Wimmer, Laura Twiford, Erin Prais-Hintz, and Jennifer Cameron.
What you’re not going to hear is a bunch about me. Andrew will host an interview
with me, but other than that, you’ll hear a lot about how each of these artists are
interested in or work with torch-fired enamel. Expect to see some really neat
enamel work as seen through their vision. Our Resident English Teacher, Erin Prais-
Hintz, will talk about the book as only she can! We’ll have a downloadable project on
Lori Anderson’s day ... and lots of other fun stuff. I hope you’re getting the idea that
it’s a “not-to-be-missed” event! See you then!"
To learn more, you can follow these links: