It was the 1950s. Ruth Bader Ginsburg graduated from Cornell University in 1954, finishing first in her class. After attending Harvard Law School as a new mom, she graduated from Columbia Law School in NY in 1959 (also first in her class). I was 3-years-old with a 13-year-old brother and a 15-year-old sister. Our mother struggled with the stigma of being a newly-single, working Mom.
In the mid-1960s I attended grade school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Never one to be a math wiz, I remember asking my teacher for help on a math problem. After a few minutes of trying to help me, I heard the older male teacher say, “Never mind, honey – you won’t need math when you grow up. Just be sure to marry someone who can do it for you.”
In the early 1970s, we had Kent State. Watergate. Roe vs Wade. Vietnam.
The male/female roles in our society were starting to change, in spite of what my old math teacher believed. We were living in a changing world and it was a very confusing time to be a female – especially for a female teen in America.
- At age 15, I was the first female student “allowed” to take a Drafting/Architectural Drawing class in my high school.
- At age 16, after “acing” the Red Cross Lifeguard course and test, I was turned down over the phone (as in, sight-unseen) for a Summer job because, “We only hire male lifeguards.”
- At age 17, I was invited to attend Yale University, as one of the FIRST female incoming freshmen to attend that college.
I went to college (not Yale) in the mid-1970s. Little did I know, that behind the scenes was a petite female firecracker, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Attorney at Law, well on her way to making an impact on the societal landscape — busily creating the stepping-stones used by many of us to get to where we are today.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than a Supreme Court Judge…she was a leading lady who left her mark on law, feminism, and everyday life. From gender equality and employment rights to the separation of church and state, RBG left her stamp of approval — or dissent — on our culture. After 27 years serving as a justice on the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020. Her legacy continues through the lives that countless Americans are able to live today.
RBG took the “sting” out of “interesting” and embedded a societal INTEREST in creating a level playing field in the workplace, in finance, and in daily living. Mutual respect between males and females became a cultural undercurrent and women gained the confidence to begin standing up for themselves.
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Spring has Sprung and Determination is Step One
It’s Spring in St. Louis. The crocus is blooming, the birds are returning, and all are chirping in symphony with each other. I imagine their conversation to be about who gets which tree for their nest and, “How was Padre Island this winter?” or, “Did you see how big the nest is that Ruby is building this year?!”
As I watch the birds outside my office window, I’m reminded how similar the level of excitement is to the book writing process . . . whether it’s one chapter in an anthology or a collection of chapters for a full book. Watching the determination of an author writing their book is very much like watching a bird building its nest in preparation for the hatching of its eggs. As the author finds the perfect adjective or conjunctive phrase, so does the bird find the perfect bit of straw or string to bind everything together. As the hatchlings emerge, life awaits, and they have three choices in front of them.
CRY, TRY, or FLY!
Publishing their book has been known to make grown authors CRY, TRY or FLY!
- CRY. You are determined to go the Traditional Publisher route and spend 18 months searching for the perfect agent. If you are lucky enough to find an agent, they can’t find a traditional publisher to accept your manuscript.
- TRY. Frustrated, you decide to “DO IT BY MYSELF”! You step into the unknown buyer BE-AWARE world of DIY. You read every article you can find and attend every free webinar offered on the planet. Your brain is set to explode and your anxiety peaks as you start to receive offers from total strangers to “publish” your book. Panic settles in and you decide to do nothing because you are not sure which path is the right path.
- FLY! Panic soon turns to peace as you are introduced to the concept of Author-Assisted Self-Publishing. A seasoned professional takes you under their wing, explains the options which benefit you the most, and answers the confusing questions for you. You get to keep all your royalties and profits, get to shine in the spotlight, and they do all the work for you.
As a hatchling in the world of publishing, you have choices. Publishing your book does not have to be a struggle. The choices you make today determine the positive (or negative) outcome of your book. Choose to work with people who know what they are doing.
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The “Living My tRuth: Personal Reflections on the Impact of the RBG Legacy” anthology is your chance to share how YOUR career, YOUR life, YOUR future has been affected by the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
In her 87 and-a-half years, Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a significant mark on law, on feminism, and later in life, on culture. She also left a significant mark on everyday life in America, helping to broaden the definition of “family” and the types of jobs women AND men are able to take. Her legacy is, in a way, the lives that countless Americans are able to live today.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was more than a Supreme Court Judge…she was a leading lady who left her mark on law, feminism, and everyday life.
You Can Thank Ruth If You Have . . .
- Obtained a mortgage without a male cosigner
- Opened a checking account without a male co-signer
- Started a business without a male co-signer
- Gotten a credit card without a male co-signer
- Obtained a business loan without a male co-signer
- Been hired for a job without gender-based discrimination
- Obtained birth control without your husband’s permission
- Not been forced to provide proof of sterilization in order to apply for or retain employment
- Received pension benefits equal to male co-workers
- Received equal consideration to be an executor of your child’s estate
Ruth left an amazing legacy . . . empowering women along the way. Join us in honoring Ruth by sharing your voice and writing one chapter about how your life, or someone you know, has been impacted by her life-time contributions.
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It’s a WHOLE NEW WORLD out there for speakers, trainers, consultants, and experts. As a member of my local NSA (National Speaker’s Association) group, I know what it’s like to have had SIX speaking gigs canceled during the first half of 2020.
Major organizations, non-profits, and small business owners would typically hire experts to help them motivate employees, maximize sales, and create new relationships to help generate business growth. Although we’ve all come to know and love ZOOM, our ever-changing world has made it even more difficult to reach these existing and potential new clients.
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Our Director of Barketing, Chewy (short for Mr. Happy Chewbacca Davis), has an overly particular palette, a definite penchant for fluffy sleeping arrangements, and a highly personal preference for his two favorite GRAND buds, who (in his opinion) never visit quite enough.
His two GRAND buds love to read, and Chewy has selected these three books by Missouri author, Robert U. Montgomery, for them to read to HIM the next time they get to visit . . .
Author Robert U. Montgomery loves nature and teaching. Those passions are reflected in most of his works, including his series of illustrated children’s books, Who Let the Bugs Out?, Who Let the Frogs Out?, and more recently published, Who Let the Dinosaurs Out? These nature-inspired mysteries teach young readers about nature, encouraging them to go outside and explore it on their own. Each book features a young boy, Bobby, and ends with a positive life-lesson learned by Bobby and his friends.
Other children’s book titles by Montgomery include Fish, Frogs, and Fireflies: Growing up with Nature, Pippa’s Journey: Tail-Wagging Tales of Rescue Dogs, and Under the Bed: Tales from an Innocent Childhood.
The award-winning author’s short stories and nature photos have been published in both adult and children’s publications, including Boy’s Life. He also has written three books about fishing and two eco-thriller novels, Revenge of the Wolf and Return of the Wolf.
Montgomery lives in the Missouri Ozarks with his rescue dog Pippa.
For more information about how we can help you find an illustrator and publish your children’s book, reach out to us HERE.
As our immediate neighborhood and region remain in quarantine and we continue to shelter in place, I recognize the irony of getting to know my neighbors better – even if it is only carrying on a conversation across a driveway or shouting, “Good Morning” across the street. People are missing their work community and starting to more readily embrace their actual “neighborhood” community.
At Davis Creative Publishing Partners, we take pride in our community of Inspiring Authors who have reached out to us over the years. If you’ve been thinking about writing a book, but may not know where to start, we can help.
Now is the time to take action and make a professional statement. Find out how the power of publishing can help you look good, get noticed, and grow your business . . .
We offer several FREE options and low price-point programs to help you . . .
- FREE 30-minute Maximum Impact Conversations. Connect to Cathy’s calendar HERE to schedule time to talk and ask questions about self-publishing. Whatever is on your mind. You do not need to be an existing client.
- FREE Pop-Up Publishing Q&A: Join us via ZOOM, the second Tuesday, 11:30 am central, for Q&A. Bring questions, we’ll have answers! Register HERE.
- FREE Inspiring Authors Lunch & Learn: Have lunch at your desk (or on your deck) on the fourth Thursday of every month, 11:30 am. Join me via ZOOM as Cathy interviews authors and industry experts on ways to help monetize your book. Register HERE.
- Ready to tip-toe into the world of publishing? Write a single chapter in our next anthology and share the cost of publishing through the power of collaboration with other authors. Currently accepting a FEW more chapters through August 15th for “BRIGHT SPOTS“ (click link to learn more).
- Payment plans, mini deposits, deferred payments, installment plans, and potential barter arrangements. Email Cathy for more info.
As your Publishing Partner, we’d love to welcome you into our community of Inspiring Authors. Our job is to make the process easier and less stressful for you. We take the mystery out of self-publishing, help you avoid the pitfalls, and guarantee your book will not look self-published . . . but, it WILL rival the professional impact of any of the top 6 traditional publishers.
Got questions? Reach out.
By the end of this year, we will have helped at least 50 authors become Independently Published. In addition, we will have produced at least 3 anthologies containing anywhere from 20 – 52 authors, each. Working with so many authors each year has allowed us to identify three distinct personalities . . .
The Wanna Bee. These authors talk a lot about starting. They have loads of ideas, but none ever make it onto paper. They claim they don’t know where to start and the little voice in their head keeps taunting, “Can’t do it.” They would rather play victim to lack of motivation than to take a chance on reader rejection.
The Never Bee. These authors typically write prolifically but never finish. Their content makes no sense and they ramble on about the same topic . . . over . . . and over . . . with nary a point in sight. They refuse to listen to the experienced suggestions of a Writing Coach / Editor and are quick to blame others for them not being able to finish.
The Better Believe It! Bee. We LOVE these authors! These authors are not only determined, they have a vision and can SEE their book in their hands!
These authors are fearlessly fulfilling a destiny and have FOCUS:
- F = Finds helpers and asks for assistance
- O = Organizes their thoughts and develops an outline
- C = Creates a plan for completion
- U = Understands the importance of using professional resources
- S = Sets goals and surpasses them
Which author do YOU want to BE?
If you are ready to step into the role of the Better Believe It! Bee, we can show you the way.
Reach out. You’ll BEE glad you did!
Since mid-March, “every mother and her other brother” has been trying to get noticed through social media. Traffic on key social media sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) has sky-rocketed and the trick is not to just get noticed but to get someone to click, read, AND engage with you for more info.
WHY DO I NEED CONTENT?
- It gets the attention of your prospects, clients, and potential marketing partners
- Builds credibility and positions you as the expert (which you are)
- Gives you a chance to build additional revenue streams when you share info about your programs and offerings
Now is not the time to be waiting for the world to get back to normal or for a miracle to happen.
NOW IS THE TIME to create memorable content which:
- Targets your specific audience
- Addresses what they want to hear
- Offers them relief/solutions to their worries
- Adds more value (more than anyone else)
IDEAS FOR GENERATING CONTENT:
- Social media posts
- Blogs (includes guest blogs)
- Short Videos
- Online courses
- Short books (100 pages or less)
- Longer books (100 pages or more)
As your Publishing Partner, we specialize in making sure your content gets packaged, published, and promoted in a fashion that makes you shine and rise above the fray.
For more information about creating content, or using your existing content as the basis for a book . . . schedule a call with Cathy HERE.