Southern Illinois Country Living

I think I have magazine fever! Every magazine that might be interested in the Lawrence County picture book is getting hammered by yours truly with material! I am so freakin’ passionate about this picture book that I am not taking anything less than my dreams! Great feelings! I just sent info off to Illinois Country Living Magazine, here’s to making dreams…reality!

 

P.S. No word from the Chicago Tribune yet, still, that doesn’t mean we slow down. It’s full speed ahead.

Off To The Chicago Tribune!!

My Dedication, My PASSION!

It took a handful of days but I crammed everything I had covering the entire collection of my works thus far into that manila envelope! First, I made sure I still had copies of Book One and Book Two of Marky, Slash & Levy. I then printed out my weekly letter, which I send to Chicago every Sunday! Then I made sure that the information about Barney & Lexy were included. I carefully selected a handful of the over 700 photos I have thus far from The Four Seasons Of Lawrence County picture book. I completed my mission by adding myself, in a way! I put every bit of my passion into a cassette (yes they still make them) and squeezed it into the packet!

I am the type of person who enjoys motivational phrases and stories, therefore I made the package unique by writing down some of my most favorite sayings onto multi colored post its and adorning the entire package with them and then covering the package with clear packing tape. It looked awesome! I raced down to the post office, which was partially sealed off after someone tried to add a drive through, and paid my postage and watched my passion go into the bin to head out into the world!

My goal? I am going to get myself a story in that paper and inspire others to read what I have conquered on the path to the success I have now and what lies ahead. Theres been hundreds of hours spent in my career and I what those who are on the brink of giving up on their dreams to know that it isn’t over, they can do it. Success, I’d be telling a bold face lie if I said I wasn’t trying to get Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexi and the Lawrence County picture book more exposure but success is only at it greatest point when you can share it with others and pay it forward!

So, to the wonderful journalist at the Chicago Tribune who has had to endure my letters every week for five months, I say, “Mrs. Judy, let get some people inspired!”

Off To The Chicago Tribune!!

My Dedication, My PASSION!

It took a handful of days but I crammed everything I had covering the entire collection of my works thus far into that manila envelope! First, I made sure I still had copies of Book One and Book Two of Marky, Slash & Levy. I then printed out my weekly letter, which I send to Chicago every Sunday! Then I made sure that the information about Barney & Lexy were included. I carefully selected a handful of the over 700 photos I have thus far from The Four Seasons Of Lawrence County picture book. I completed my mission by adding myself, in a way! I put every bit of my passion into a cassette (yes they still make them) and squeezed it into the packet!

I am the type of person who enjoys motivational phrases and stories, therefore I made the package unique by writing down some of my most favorite sayings onto multi colored post its and adorning the entire package with them and then covering the package with clear packing tape. It looked awesome! I raced down to the post office, which was partially sealed off after someone tried to add a drive through, and paid my postage and watched my passion go into the bin to head out into the world!

My goal? I am going to get myself a story in that paper and inspire others to read what I have conquered on the path to the success I have now and what lies ahead. Theres been hundreds of hours spent in my career and I what those who are on the brink of giving up on their dreams to know that it isn’t over, they can do it. Success, I’d be telling a bold face lie if I said I wasn’t trying to get Marky, Slash & Levy, Barney & Lexi and the Lawrence County picture book more exposure but success is only at it greatest point when you can share it with others and pay it forward!

So, to the wonderful journalist at the Chicago Tribune who has had to endure my letters every week for five months, I say, “Mrs. Judy, let get some people inspired!”

As always, live everyday and do it with passion!!

The Chicago Tribune

As the clock on my computer screen turns 12:02 in the morning, I have just completed my blog for my picture book (lawcopicbook.wordpress.com) I am preparing to change over to my kitchen table and continue work on a packet of material I have been working on for the past two days filled with my current works and information about the picture book (I should say books since it looks to become four, one for each season). I am so passionate about Marky, Slash & Levy that I want only the very best that I have to offer to make its way to Chicago! FOr the past four months, I have been sending letters to the publication involving my work and the idea of doing a story with them to inspire others to reach for, not just their dreams, but what they are passionate about!

My goal? To have this packet completed by day after tomorrow! I want it to grab a certain journalists attention and not just get them intrigued but get them excited to help others through a storyline! So, it is with that level of energy, I log of for tonight (or this morning, lol) and get back down to it! Live every day with passion!!