Category: My book!

Updated East Coast Book Tour Dates

craft business book tour

Whoo! The Summit of Awesome in Washington, DC, was awesome, and now I’m working my way up the East Coast, signing my book Crafty Superstar wherever I find it. I’ve added a few more events to my lineup — here’s the list of upcoming craft workshops and appearances:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Brooklyn, NY — t.b.d. Brooklyn
    I’m putting together a totally informal Creative Business Drinkup in Greenpoint! Anyone with a creative biz is welcome.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 — Providence, RI — Craftland
    Never been to the smallest state before, so I’m stoked to do my getting published workshop at Craftland! 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 17 — Somerville, MA — Magpie
    Come hang out with me for a crafty happy hour in this hipster craft store outside Boston from 5 to 7 p.m.!
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 — Pittsburgh, PA — WildCard
    Meet-the-author crafty brunch from 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Cleveland, OH — Salty Not Sweet
    A workshop on everything you need to know about craft shows (plus drinks and snacks!) 5 to 6 p.m. RSVP here!
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 — Indianapolis, IN — Homespun
    A two-hour mega-workshop about using social media and how to get published. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 7 — Columbus, OH — Wholly Craft
    I’m doing a session on social media strategies for craft businesses and hanging out 2 to 3:30pm.
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East Coast Crafty Book Tour!

So, as you know, I recently gave notice at my day job. And my new craft business book just came out! One of the things I’m most excited about as I enter the wild world of full-time freelancing is a DIY book tour/road trip I’m doing in September!

Basically, I’m packing up the old Prius and going on the road, talking about craft biz, hanging out with friends and seeing much of the eastern half of the country. I’ve got a lot of gigs lined up, but I’d love to add more! Specifically, I don’t have anything lined up yet for New York City/Brooklyn, upstate New York or Boston yet. (And I’d also love to go to Chicago, Toronto, Detroit, the Southeast, the Northwest — basically everywhere.) Want me to speak at your craft store or event? Email me!

Here’s my in-progress schedule of craft workshops and appearances:

  • Saturday, Sept. 8 — Washington, DC — Summit of Awesome
    I’ll be doing a bookbinding workshop and talking about getting published at this one-day craft business conference!
  • Wednesday, Sept. 12 — Brooklyn, NY — t.b.d. Brooklyn
    I’m putting together a totally informal Creative Business Drinkup! Anyone who’s into creative entrepreneurship is welcome.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 — Providence, RI — Craftland
    Never been to the smallest state before, so I’m stoked to do my getting published workshop at Craftland. 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 23 — Pittsburgh, PA — WildCard
    Meet-the-author crafty brunch! 12 to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 25 — Cleveland, OH — Salty Not Sweet
    Tentative topic: Everything you need to know about craft shows. Details are still being finalized!
  • Saturday, Sept. 29 — Indianapolis, IN — Homespun
    This is going to be a two-hour mega-workshop about using social media and how to get published. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 6 — Columbus, OH — Wholly Craft
    Details are still being finalized!

thank you!

Just about two months after its release, Crafty Superstar is sold out! I got word this week that it’s going into a second printing very soon to meet demand.

I am absolutely blown away and so overjoyed that my book has found a place in so many people’s homes. Thank YOU for supporting me and my book! (If you still haven’t gotten a copy, I still have some signed copies left that you can order here!)

wanna order crafty superstar?

You can do just that right here! for just $15 plus shipping, you can get a signed copy of my business book for part-time crafters. It’s flying off the shelves!

Crafty Superstar: Make Crafts on the Side, Earn Extra Cash and Basically Have It All includes advice from movers and shakers in the craft universe such as Jenny Hart, Jessica Manack, Susie Ghahremani, Grace Bonney, Jenny Harada, Cinnamon Cooper and many more! You’ll learn how to boost your sales, sell out at an indie craft show, promote yourself and your crafts, and balance your craft life with your personal life.

get it now!

Hurtling towards my book deadline

Current word count: 27,818 (out of 30,000)

Trying not to freak out too much about the fact that my book is due in less than a MONTH. I’m starting to break down the remaining stuff to do into manageable chunks. I made up a calendar with weekly goals written on it, for example, my goal for this weekend is to polish up the introduction and first chapter and get the appendix done.

I’m taking a few days off of work in the next month to give myself more time to work on the book. I’m also trying not to completely get cut off from the rest of the world. (Sorry, friends!)

One big problem in getting done with the book is that I keep finding more people I want to talk to! Gotta stop that… After next week, promise.

PS: I’m not writing recaps of books I read for now, but I am still updating my list.