My day-job is promoting (in that case, promoting public television and radio).
But I'm not so terrific at promoting myself. This has tripped me up before and more than one good friend has pointed out that my negative self-talk is my worst enemy.
So, I've been slow in sharing something that made me very excited and happy earlier this summer -- The Marmelade Gypsy was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of "Romantic Country" magazine in their "Blog Spot" section.
Editor Mary Forsell contacted me back last winter in conjunction with the spring issue, but space filled up and she emailed me to say that the mention would be in the fall issue. Like any patient person (who wasn't really sure it would make it there, either! Bad self-talk, Jeanie!), I didn't even check the stands in the spring.
Then I had a comment on the Gypsy about seeing it! (It may not even still be on the stands. I'm guessing the winter issue will be out soon, if not already).
A number of bloggers I enjoy have been featured in this beautiful publication -- most recently, Vagabonde (Spring 2012).
If the concept of romantic country is your style (I really like it!), then this is a publication worth picking up (or subscribing to!).. In the issue in which I was featured I learned about artists/designers who were new to me...
Got tips on making a fall centerpiece...
...and a fun inspiration board.
I enjoyed finding out what they considered some of the top flea markets in the U.S.
And really loved an article on making the most of mismatched china (because being the china junkie that I am, I couldn't resist!)
I have to say that working with Mary was one of the real joys I've experienced. Remember the negative self-talk? Mary has really encouraged me to pursue my writing, query publications and see what happens. She has been a bit of a mentor, in the sense that she spent a good deal of time and was tremendously encouraging to me at a time when things are less than that in some aspects of life. So, thanks, Mary, if you're reading this! You rock!