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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Text is fully completed

Yes! The text is fully completed – all of the elements are in place, and now it’s time to arrange them. But for right now, it’s time to concentrate on making it back to my East Coast home.

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Soon to be back in Florida

I’m missing Florida a bit now, healing up and ready to head home. I’ve grown to really love my little town on the Gulf of Mexico and sure can’t wait to get back home!

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Final edits

All final edits are in the works! On a side note, I have to admit, I don’t remember the LA summers being so hot…maybe it’s just me? Well at least there’s air conditioning.

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Had my back surgery – now it’s time to start editing

Had the back surgery! I am totally fine, but reclining in bed for a couple days. It is the perfect time to now work diligently with Rosemary on the editing. Thank goodness I have her help in getting everything edited to perfection.

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Almost time to start editing the text

I have enlisted the help of Rosemary Delderfield – my editor. She is based out of LA. Life goes on and I have a lot of life in me. Back to work and I am still in LA, staying with the kids. Planning to get that laser back surgery I put off. Here I go, always adding something exciting to my life.

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Heading back to LA soon

My husband and I flew back to Medford to continue the trip, and then we will head back to Seattle in 2 weeks for the service. I am just not too into this trip anymore, so we are driving back to LA. I want to be around my kids and get back to work.

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A lovely trip – yet sad news

After the wedding, we left the kids and made it through a large part of Northern California and then into Southern Oregon. Our amazing and lovely trip ended on a very sad note for me. We drove to Medford, parked the car and took a plane 4 days ago to Seattle. Yesterday my father passed away with me laying close next to him on his bed and my step mom holding his hand on his other side. Cancer is a terrible, terrible and degrading illness! I have nothing else to share today. My creative juices are a bit blunted right now.

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