Cakewalk: The Science of Happy
Cj and her granddaughter, Lily, had a dream to create a book together. It would include photos by Lily and they would write the copy together. They’d been working on it for a while, but it kept getting relegated to the back burner. When Cj learned of the So Do It! Salons, she decided this was her “IT” – she wanted to get their book done! So she and Lily joined a salon and together focused on this legacy project.
At the end of the 13 weeks, they had a manuscript draft. But thought “what now?”
Solution & Impact
That’s where Kelly, the book doula, came into the picture. Together we worked through the publishing journey, I hooked her up with a fabulous designer and editor Heidi Miller and a wonderful woman owned Printer/publisher, Vervante.com.
Since publishing CAKEWALK Lily and Cj have taken it to the streets! They’ve been talking to youth and adults alike about creating their own reality using this methold
- Process Advisor
- Publishing Advisor
- Connector to Talent
- “Talk2Think” Idea sounding board
We worked together on this project from the Salon through to it’s “coming out party” at a Showcase! I was there every step of the way, connecting Cj and Lily with talent, sharing my knowledge and experiences of the publishing industry. And being a sounding board for them as the worked on how to have the greatest impact with CAKEWALK.
The So, do it! Salon was meant to be for me! Not only could I have the support of a group of fabulous, like-minded, women to encourage and cheer this project, and I could also do so for them, but in that group I found our “book doula” Kelly Pratt! She was just that, she helped us give birth to our wonderful book!! We could not have done it without her….
— Cj Staples