Localist

A Few of My Favorite (Local) Things

It’s Thanksgiving week, and that means the holiday season is really kicking into gear. A lot of people hate that, but I love it — I’m kind of a sucker for holiday traditions, twinkly lights and anything peppermint. But even I know some holiday traditions aren’t so great — like […]

Self-Publishing: It’s a Rollercoaster

Here’s the best metaphor I can think of for what it’s like to publish a book: It’s like trying to do a craft project on a rollercoaster — you’re scared, the wind’s in your face, the adrenaline is flowing, and at some point you change from being a perfectionist to […]

Pop the Champagne! We Have a Release Date!

After a (very) long and stressful day dealing with print bleeds, last-minute edits and color matching yesterday, I’m happy to announce that The Localist book is at the printer — and is scheduled for November 29 release! November 29 is Small Business Saturday, and that’s why we picked that day […]

Shop Small: This Introvert Gets Social

I’m throwing a party tomorrow night, and it’s making me crazy. There’s no drama, no venue problems, nobody backing out at the last minute — none of the usual party problems. No, the only issue with this party is that I’m an introvert, and I’d honestly rather be hiding in […]