CUNY Publishing Institute Day 1: #PASSION

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June 3, 2013  CUNY starts continued education off right with pots of steaming coffee(Dunkin!), a ginormous fruit platter (Pineapple!), and a diverse array of bagels(Sesame!).  As a willing guinea pig of CUNY Publishing Institute’s  inaugural class, I give it a capital F for fantastic. For anyone who couldn’t shell out $$$, here’s a recap of vitals you missed. 
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This means war: the manager vs. the creative

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Have you ever had one of those days ridden with angsty anxiety? You can’t quite put your finger on it but there’s something off about the universe. Sure, a mac truck nearly ruptures your eardrum and there’s some extra crazy people screeching in your subway car…but that’s not it.

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What dreams may come: the first step to making a difference

dreamcatcher-wallpaper-1080Whenever I feel small, unaccomplished, insignificant, I try to remember that we are slated to make a difference; even if it’s placing a single, lonely pebble upon the vast miles of sand. With enough patience and time, these pebbles will become a formidable wave breaker, capable of stopping Poseidon himself.
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What dreams may come: the first step to making a difference

dreamcatcher-wallpaper-1080Whenever I feel small, unaccomplished, insignificant, I try to remember that we are slated to make a difference; even if it’s placing a single, lonely pebble upon the vast miles of sand. With enough patience and time, these pebbles will become a formidable wave breaker, capable of stopping Poseidon himself.
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Dreaming BIG with Random House

randomhouselobbyDecember 14, 2012 at Random House Open House. I am pumped up with a capital P.

There is nothing more welcoming than a genuine smile… or some free swag.
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Life’s a bitch and then you change careers. Hear hear, Andrea Kay!

Photo on 12-10-12 at 4.34 PM #2In order to make a successful career change, sometimes you’ve got to work backwards(case and point above). Dig deep and ask yourself: What is the gnawing, restless feeling in the pit of your gut?  What does it tell you?
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Only Maurice Sendak could describe print so sensually. May he rest in peace where the wild things are.

BLVR: Is the problem with e-books partly a problem of color?

MS: Yes. Picture books depend on color, largely. And they haven’t perfected the color in those machines. But it’s not that. It’s giving up a form that is so beautiful. A book is really like a lover.
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You had me at Felix Felicis. Please sir can I have some Pottermore?

It’s been awhile since I’ve become Harry Potter obsessed. That is about to change.
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