Archive for the ‘collaboration’ Category

The Sun Sisters Guide to the Girlfriends’ Perfect Beach Vacation

January 29, 2018

What happens when a creative group of women head to the beach and relax? They decide to write a book together!

The self-proclaimed sun sisters, Beth Gardner, Myra McElhaney, Pat Quakenbush, and Brenda Reese, did just that. Then they called me to put together their gift-sized book, perfect for a girlfriend’s birthday or hostess gift. I designed their book cover, formatted the interior pages, and coordinated with their publisher.

The Sun Sisters Guide to the Girlfriends’ Perfect Beach Vacation provides tips for planning future beach vacations while the stories will have readers laughing as they remember past beach getaways. The collection of stories from the seaside cover a broad range of topics from sunscreen to sharks, along with ways to maximize your fun.

I’ve also had the pleasure to work with Myra on three of her other books: Mama Always SaysMusings on Major and Minor Matters that May or May not Matter; and Building a Life You Love After Losing the Love of Your Life

Find out more about Myra and her philosophy of Enjoy Life and Do Good at www.MyraMcElhaney.com.

Contact me to discuss how I can help bring your book from concept to creation. Or, let’s talk about your marketing and graphic needs. Call me at 678-521-8820 or visit VanessaLowry.com to see more examples of my graphic design, writing, marketing, and art projects.

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The Adventure of an Ingenious Life

May 31, 2015

Ingenious cover final webI love putting together collaborative books. Coming up with an interesting topic and then gathering a group of fascinating people to share their stories and perspectives. The Adventure of an Ingenious Life: Follow Your Creativity Through Doors of Opportunity is filled with stories from some very cool people.

Readers will learn from the experimentation and reinvention shared by eight authors, Traci Long DeForge, Robert David Duncan, Rebecca Ewing, Jodi Hersh, Vanessa Lowry, Ricia L. Maxie, Andrea Schlapia, and Renee Seals, along with more than forty additional contributors with diverse careers and interests. Each walked through a door—or several—to fashion the life they each have chosen.

Nearly twenty years ago, I clipped an obituary eulogizing a woman I didn’t know. The headline described her, in her eighties, as an “adventurer.” That spurred my imagination to live life as an adventure—one where I followed my creative curiosity and personal passions to connect with intriguing people and to use my experiences as stepping stones. I believe life is filled with opportunities to choose. Whether your current road is one of ease or lined with difficulty, it will soon fork. You’ll have the chance to opt again.

The book is dedicated to all who have chosen to live an ingenious life . . . and those who are just realizing they have the power to choose. In addition to author and contributor stories, the book includes an extensive section of resources to inspire readers with listings of books, blogs, articles, podcasts, videos, and social media links.

Buy your very own copy of The Adventure of an Ingenious Life here.

Contact me to discuss how I can help bring your book from concept to creation. Or, let’s talk about your marketing and graphic needs. Call me at 678-521-8820. Find out more about me by visiting my LinkedIn profile.