Monthly Archives: September 2013

Paris is a good place to stART

Paris is a good place to stART
Plan a trip to Paris.

Plan a trip to Paris.

In my book, “Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone,” I offer up advice for my daughters, plus some advice that I wish someone had given me.
For example, #76: Plan a trip to Paris, says: “Plan a trip to Paris. Though it may be a faraway fantasy, setting your sights on trip to Paris releases your inner French girl and makes every day more chic and romantic. Studying Paris – or anyplace you long to visit – is a luscious way to spend your web surfing time. By the time you get there, it will feel like home.”

Tomorrow, I leave for a well-planned trip to Paris with nine creative business women. Ooh-la-la. I’m even jealous of me.

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stARTing the Laundry

stARTing the Laundry

Do Your LaundryIt stARTed as a good-bye letter to my oldest daughter. Two years later, it’s on its way to becoming my first illustrated book, scheduled for release in March, 2014.

Do Your Laundry Or You Will Die Alone; Advice Your Mom Would Give If She Thought You Were Listening is a gift book for young women coming of age. It’s my last act of helicopter parenting and a fun journey on the road of self publishing.

After working briefly with two different agents, I learned that I would have very little control with a traditional publisher. If there’s one thing I like, it’s control. Lucky that my little coming-of-age book hits right on time with self-publishing’s coming of age.

I’ll be blogging about the experience and would love to hear from others who have self published.

Becky Blades

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