Well, I finally joined the 21st century. The siren call of the internet publishing age has finally won me over.
So what about me:? Glad you asked. I am a high tech refugee. I spent more time than anyone should writing, then selling all manner of software to manufacturers, drug companies, and anyone else who would buy it. I really liked working for small companies, until they started getting swallowed up by larger companies, which would be swallowed up by even larger companies. Each time, I swear, the intelligence of the people I worked for went down about 10 points. At the end, I worked for some idiot woman who was at best, room temperature IQ on the Celsius scale, and my new co-workers all thought they were all that and a bag of chips and kept making passes at me. Basta, I said, packed up my St. John suits and Manolo Blahnik heels and high tailed it outta there.
Next stop was starting my own womens’ accessories business, Great fun, capital intensive, and face it, if your name isn’t Louis Vuitton, or if you can’t manufacture for less than ten bucks a bag and get a contract with Wal-Mart, you’re hosed. It didn’t help that I lost my sister to a brain anyeurism at the time. The fire just wasn’t there. But I was teaching sewing for adults through some continuing education programs, which has turned into a passion. And I started getting custom business (pays well, don’t knock it!). And then Threads Magazine came knocking, and now I’ve written several articles for them, with more to come.
So that’s the background. I’m looking forward to conversing more. History is being written as we speak – er – write, and I am sure I’ll have lots of commentary on it!
Thanks for stopping by,