Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids
Published by Sounds True–Coming: Summer 2017
Join Lyla as she visits the zoo to practice yoga alongside animals that have poses named after them. Children’s picture book. Ages 4-8.
Read my own story about publishing this book.
When Talent Isn’t Enough: Business Basics for the Creatively Inclined
Published by Career Press, 2013
When Talent Isn’t Enough offers extensive, practical, and easy-to-apply business advice for writers, designers, and other self-employed creatives who want to:
- Select a viable business model
- Market themselves alongside seasoned pros, in-house talent, and established agencies
- Understand the legalities of doing business
- Overcome challenging situations with clients
- Embrace self-promotion as a solo professional
- Cultivate lasting client partnerships
- Improve their innate abilities and expand on their skill sets
- Run a profitable, fulfilling business
Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes: An After-College Guide to Life
Published by SuperCollege, 2008
Encouraging college graduates to avoid a quarterlife crisis and embrace–instead of dread–life after school, this uplifting guide identifies ways to harness post collegiate enthusiasm. From managing finances with an eye to the future and embarking on a fulfilling career path to balancing work and personal life, recent graduates will learn how to navigate this opportunity-packed time. Copious anecdotes illustrate the post-school ups and downs experienced by many of today’s graduates and identify common issues and possible solutions–including effective job hunting, evaluating the benefit of graduate school, living at home, and general stress and depression. While acknowledging that this can be a tumultuous and anxious phase, particular emphasis is placed on the positive aspects of the period immediately following higher education, such as career advancement and personal growth.
- 11 Little-Known Ways to Advance Your Career CareerBuilder, April 2009
- Last Semester of College Crucial to Job-Search Success Yahoo, April 2009
- Recession Job Search Tips for New Graduates Monster, April 2009
- Cover Letter Writing Tips and Advice About.com, March 2009
- Internships, Entry-Level Jobs Increase as Employers Cut Costs College Recruiter, March 2009
- Interview: Connecting Women Blog Talk Radio, March 14, 2009
- “Local author gives tips for college grads” The Ocean Star, Feb. 9, 2009
- “Meet Ashley and Jenny: Brazen’s Mad Grads” RyanPaugh.com, Jan. 28, 2009
- “Preparing for your first day of work” Examiner.com, Jan. 27, 2009
- “Virtual career fairs display appeal in weak job market” Medill Reports Chicago, Jan. 22, 2009
- “Holiday parties can be a networking gold mine” Houston Chronicle, Nov. 12, 2008
- “Best questions to ask during an interview” Examiner.com, Oct. 1, 2008
- “Mommy, I’m Home” Forbes.com, June 25, 2008
- “12 Things to Consider for Your First Job” CNN.com, June 25, 2008
- “12 Things to Ponder Before Taking Your First Job” MSN.com Courtesy of CareerBuilder.com, June 13, 2008
- “College grads: It’s time to use your ‘Noodles'”, Boston Herald, June 9, 2008
- Interview on Northeast Public Radio, May 15, 2008 Listen Here
- “Quarter Life? No Problem!” Asbury Park Press, May 15, 2008
Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs
Published by iUniverse, 2007
If you think that working from home in your pajamas–writing a book, painting a masterpiece or designing a work of art–sounds like a fun, carefree life you’re right!
In this book, creative professionals and freelancers discuss what life is really like when you take the plunge into creative self-employment. From waiting for clients to pay up and battling the “lonelies” to gaining self-assurance and growing your business, you’ll get a candid look at authentic living-straight from those who are out there making it happen.