Monthly Archives for August 2008

Reading with puppies at libraries, schools and hospitals

The printer understands that I need full creative control on this one and I’m being provided samples as needed…every day we’re closer and closer to the finish line.

Our two Maltese puppies (that we’ll be getting soon) were born a few days ago. We have about 8 more weeks until we pick them up. I will be taking them to libraries, schools and hospitals to help me with reading Danny the Dragon to children.

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Back and forth with the printer

I checked out the printer’s layout for the book – not exactly what I wanted. We’re currently going back and forth a bit.

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Excited to receive the hard copy illustrations

Still in the process of getting the book printed, but I forgot to mention here – I’m awaiting a most important package to arrive from Latvia: our original hard copy illustrations and my disks. I am so excited to see the illustrations in person! According to Aija, should get here in about 2 weeks or less.

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Ready to send the book to press

Chris is an absolute dream! He really helped me with arranging the design elements and with laying out the specs. according to the printer standards. Plus he created various images I am using for promotional purposes! We’re ready to send this off now. We are done.

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Time to do the layouts

Next step: getting the book to the printing company…so close to being finished! I’ve enlisted the help of graphic designer Chris Colby to help me do layouts. He comes to my house and we sit side-by-side as we work for hours day after day, laying out all the text, choosing the font and arrangement of all the details. The phones are at our ears and we are just on a roll!

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It’s GREAT to be home

I’ve arrived! Back to Dunedin and loving it – time to get un-packed and settled in and then back onto Danny, recipe development and research for more writing.

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