Here is a story I wrote last month for Community Impact Newspaper – Lake Travis/Westlake edition. This long-time real estate broker established her own real estate company in West Austin almost 30 years ago. I interviewed her at a home for sale in Westlake and learned a lot about why she went into real estate and how she grew her business to about 75 agents. She was a very lovely lady and gave off a sincere attitude as well as having a lot of wisdom. In addition to her business she also runs the family ranch, located near Waco. One of the reasons I love to write is meeting new people and learning and sharing their stories, so this article was successful by my standards!
In this video I tell about my favorite character featured in a book from my childhood. We have approved the proof for our children’s book “Jump Little Cake, Jump!” and will have the books in our hands in about a month. We decided to reflect on some of our favorite childhood book memories while hoping… Continue reading My favorite book character growing up
Since I’ve been writing more and more freelance articles recently and been asked to provide samples of my work, I have decided to compile some of the articles I’ve written in one place. Pinterest already has a great way to organize things, so I decided the best way to do it would be to pin… Continue reading ‘Pinning’ my articles on Pinterest
Today my latest article was published on the front page of snooth.com: http://www.snooth.com/articles/austins-best-wine-bars. See something missing? Post a comment on what your favorite wine bar in Austin is and I will go check it out. It may even make my next article.
Last week I volunteered to take pics of MediaBistro’s Happy Hour Party at Wine House in Austin, TX. You can find the rest of the photos here. I enjoy taking pictures and wanted to try my hand at taking pics under pressure—there’s nothing like taking pictures from a party not knowing if it will be… Continue reading MediaBistro volunteer photographer
Hey! I know many people missed the Kickstarter campaign, but still want to pre-order a book and CD. We are taking pre-orders for “Jump Little Cake Jump” at http://jumplittlecake.com/buy-the-book. We are finalizing everything now and expect the book to be back from the printer at the end of the summer. Hooray!
I am super-excited to announce that, not only did we make our Kickstarter campaign, but we made a little bit more than the $7,500 goal. We’re now on our way to making a children’s book! It will have about 12 short songs to go along with it and narrations for each character. If you want… Continue reading Update: Cupcake book and CD success!
Here’s a children’s book I’ve been working on with my boyfriend, Antonio, and friend Lindsay! We are doing a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to print the book. So far we are 6% funded and have 42 days to raise the rest. Please download a chapter of the book and a song at http://noisetrade.com/jumplittlecake and then… Continue reading Help a cupcake story get funded!
Antonio and I have started a blog over at OhSpooning.com to share our love of food with the world. It’s pretty simple at this point. We write about anything related to food that we feel like, with the hopes of narrowing down a focus and style of writing at some point in time—or not—we’re just that laid back… Continue reading Food+Writing=Blogging
In order to keep up with my interests and to stay organized, I read a variety of blogs on a regular basis. Here are some of my favorites by category: Journalism News Leadership 3.0 10,000 Words Dave Lee J-Blog Central Texas News Impact News — Lake Travis/Westlake (shameless plug) Personal Finance The Simple Dollar Get… Continue reading Noteworthy links