Last week, I signed a contract with Cooperative Press to write a book.

It will be about, well, what I write about: marketing your crafty goodness.

And just like that, my tiny sweet BOOK (that's what she insists on being called) came into my life. She's small and tender and not ready to go out into the world. Or to be poked at. Or questioned.

But we're spending time together each morning, BOOK and I.
I write her letters and she tells me what she needs to grow up (since I haven't found the What To Expect When You're Expecting Guide to Raising a BOOK).

And today (with my publisher's blessing), BOOK wanted me to announce her entry to the world.

We (BOOK and I) are accepting well-wishes, excitements and congratulations (in the comments, or on Twitter, or with gifts).

(just kidding about the gifts. sorta)

Over the next few months, as I write (er, raise) BOOK, I'll be sharing more details (she's very into story-telling and we've some pretty great stories already) but if you're anxious to hear about her release date (since she's a Southern girl, she'll probably want a debutante ball) you can sign up for Cooperative Press's newsletter.

And if you'd like a chance for your craftybiz to be featured in the BOOK, make sure you get twice-monthly SparklePointers, so you'll get our request for your stories, later this fall.

 Well, that's it.
We are…mostly Too Excited. Overwhelmed with oh-my-goodnesses and Ready to Party!


Curious how I got a book contract in less than 2 months after deciding I wanted one? I used the Map-Making Guide to get clear, figure out what needed to be done, and then, yep, do it.






12 Comments on A Birth Announcement

  1. Anonymous
    August 25, 2011 at 1:49 pm (13 years ago)


  2. Riin
    August 25, 2011 at 6:45 pm (13 years ago)

    Congratulations! I know you’ll make a wonderful mother, er, author!

  3. Tara Swiger
    August 25, 2011 at 7:09 pm (13 years ago)

    Thank you so much!

  4. Kathryn Hunter
    August 26, 2011 at 2:20 am (13 years ago)

    Congratulations on BOOK! Anything I can do to make your transition into authorhood more quality-of-your-choice filled, consider it done. Also, *hugs*.

  5. Mary
    August 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm (13 years ago)

    I can’t wait to read your book! You are an inspiration 😉

  6. Paulita
    August 27, 2011 at 1:54 am (13 years ago)

    so many congratulations, Tara! 

  7. ThreeDressesProject
    August 25, 2012 at 10:10 am (12 years ago)

    You are so inspiring to me! Congratulations.