I am so excited to dive into this book – from the cover that feels like letterpress-relief to the beautiful illustrations that accent the stories, recipes and poems throughout, this looks like it is going to be a feast for all the senses.
You should take a look at it for yourself – either at a local bookstore, or online somewhere like here or here or here.
Okay, time for a little shameless self-promotion:
The upcoming book, Portland Made: New American Makers of the Manufacturing Rennaisance is due to hit the shelves in December. I have seen a draft, and oh my it’s really exciting to finally see it in its close to finished form! It is inspiring, and makes me appreciate this city even more (and no, not just because I got all giddy seeing my name and my words in print, either, though I admit that was quite the thrill!). I am truly honored to be a contributing writer for this book – I had such a great time meeting and interviewing some of the folks profiled in the book, getting the chance to tell their stories.
Author Kelley Roy has just launched a crowd funding campaign, to help defray some of the costs – much of which has come out of her own pocket – of this wonderful project.
So please, take a look, here – if nothing else, it will tell you a bit about the book and the process and hopefully inspire you to buy it when it comes out at the end of the year. Or, maybe you’ll be inspired to donate, which would be great too.
And stay tuned – you’ll all be invited to the official release at Powell’s!