Continued from last week's Part 7 - Sometimes Being an Entrepreneur Means Getting Bitten by Bedbugs
The book was written, the manuscript submitted and the proofs checked and rechecked. The day finally came when 300 Papermaking Recipes was published and we were scheduled for a book launch at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
We received a stack of invitations to send to friends, family and colleagues. There were so many people to thank, everyone who had supported us during the writing of 300 Papermaking Recipes. Our success was due to support from our staff at Botanical PaperWorks, my grandparents who encouraged and helped out, my Dad and my husband John, even my mentor at my previous job Maureen and everyone who had said "Yes You Can!" when we were feeling dejected and overwhelmed with the project.
We had dinner beforehand with some special people. From left: Becky, Kelly, my Mom, Marie, ?, Heather, Nathan, Toni, my Dad, Ben and me.
After our talk and papermaking demonstration, some of the kids in the audience came up to try pulling a sheet of paper.
A highlight of the evening was when a woman came up to say hi. It was Mrs. Hacker, my HomeEc teacher in grade 7 and 8. She had seen my name in the McNally Robinson newsletter and came out expressly to support me. How lovely was that?!
It was so fun to write this book with my Mom and then to celebrate it's launch at McNally was a dream come true. The hard work was SO worth it!
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