Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Published Author Comin' Through.....no not me....I'm next!!!

For those of you who don't know Dusty has been working on a book for a while. He is still not finished but is coming along great. He is writing about a particular snake that he is keeping and breeding. No one has ever compiled the information that he is gathering--this will be a first in this genre.

He sent a sample chapter to ECO the largest reptile publishing company in the world and THEY ARE GOING TO PUBLISH HIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO PROUD of him. He has worked so hard. He told me that he has had this vision for a while and just knew if he worked on it, someone would publish him. Well, he did it and the best publishing company for his audience is going to publish it. They are going to publish 2,000 copies to start with and see how that goes. He has a really niche market but feels confident that this is the first of many books to follow. This will really catapult his status in the field as an expert. He also got invited to speak this summer out in West Texas at a Herpetological Society Convention and he will be the only speaker!!!! He will be speaking in front of his mentors and also in front of the guy who owns ECO, Bob Ashleigh. (I don't know if I spelled his last name right...)

Dusty will do great. I can't go but I am HOPING someone will video tape it for me. I might even go buy a video camera and send it with him. Let's all wish Dusty congratulations!!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Freelance Photography

This is the result of my first paid freelance photography job. I think it turned out quite nice. My absolute favorite picture I took they are blowing up really big to have on display at their reception.

I really need to practice a lot but I think these turned out great!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Just a few LDS books I want....

Has anyone read any of these books? This is just a small list of books that I want. I have been a reading machine for a while and I have a wish list for books in lots of different genres but here are a few ;) for the LDS market.

The Ten Virgins
by Emily Freeman and Simon Dewey

Ephraim, Chosen of the Lord: What It Means To Be of the Tribe of Ephraim

by R. Wayne Shute, Monte S. Nyman and Randy L. Bott

All These Things Shall Give Thee Experience
by Neal A. Maxwell

When Thou Art Converted: Continuing Our Search for Happiness

by M. Russell Ballard

When Your Prayers Seem Unanswered

by S. Michael Wilcox

Modesty, Makeovers, and the Pursuit of Physical Beauty: What Mothers and Daughters Need to Know

by Jeffrey R. Holland

If God Loves Me, Why This?: Finding Peace in God's Plan for Us

by Kim A. Nelson

A Heart Like His: Making Space for God's Love in Your Life

by Virginia H. Pearce

50 Signs of the Times and the Second Coming
by David J. Ridges

Prophecies: Signs of the Times, Second Coming, Millennium

by Matthew B. Brown

I found myself!

I work for a genealogy company and we often test out the databases that we have on our site for various reasons. I am the first in the company to find myself on a database. (Usually the people in our records are dead ;) However, In this one particular database I think that some of you (ahem..Ange, Jeremy, Chauntel) could find yourself too if you felt so inclined to do so.