• Monday Meander

    Some girls wander by mistake. Sometimes it happens when they’re responsible grown women driving sensible hybrid vehicles, too. I had an interesting weekend. Saturday at the Rhode Island Author Expo was a good time. Toward the end, I got hit with a pretty heinous vertigo attack and had to get a ride home. After a Sunday spent resting, I finally got the big blue Prius out of the parking lot. Many thanks to author Angelina Singer and her family, who checked to see if I was okay, the staff at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet for assuring me that they wouldn’t tow my car, and of course, Jim. He’s not just…

  • An Ashwords Design

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Theodore Ashford

    Today, we have a designer, Theodore Ashford of Ashwords Design! Theodore is a visual artist whose work helps authors promote their books in a number of ways. He’s an award-winning author himself, so he knows what an author needs. Theodore Ashford is a writer and designer who is obsessed with the art of words. That love has led him into a path of typography and design, where he has a blast doing cover design and book photo shoots for other authors. The nice thing about book photoshoots is that books don’t get uncomfortable posing for a camera for long hours and don’t need a buffet. Theo has also worked as an editor for…

  • Sarah Anderson Self Portrait

    Friendly Neighborhood Friday: Sarah Anderson

    Today, we have Sarah Anderson! She’s an awesome designer, reviewer, and skyentist. Here’s a bit about her in her own words. Hi! I’m Sarah, and I’m studying Astrophysics in the South of France. Graphic design has always been a passion of mine, and I’m using this to fund my way through university. I first started designing book covers as a hobby, and it took off from there. I love helping people take their ideas and make them real, taking manuscripts and making them really feel like books. Authors will often ask me for bookmarks, banners, and other designs, and I’m always happy to oblige! I learn a lot from every…