Sunday, January 3, 2010

Big changes for 2010

At risk of being redundant, this an excerpt of the letter I sent out to several hundred people late last month:

Some of you have already heard the news that after many years I'm moving on from Seattle Bride Magazine to pursue independent interests. …To answer the burning question: Nope, I'm not leaving for another gig. My goal is to continue editing and writing for the magazines and clients I'm fortunate to have a long history with, while chasing after any interesting leads and opportunities. (I might even take a vacation or two.) The Newlywed Kitchen, the book I co-authored with Lorna Yee, is due out in May 2010, and in the coming month I'll be debuting a new web site that will provide more information about my upcoming plans.

     I've been friends with many of you since long before my days at Seattle Bride, and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the rest of you during my time there. It's been a wonderful ride, one I'm truly proud of and cherish. I invite you all to keep in touch with your ideas and inspirations—or just to say hello from time to time.

So that is my big news! I have a very interesting and juicy project in the works that I intend to share more of later. And of course, from time to time, I'll post when I have a story published or other news to report or, basically, when I remember to. In the meantime, I'll sign off this post with a picture that sums up what I will miss more than anything about this wonderful job editing Seattle Bride: The thrill of getting my hands on that first, real, tangible copy as it lands on my desk—or, in this case, as it debuted at the annual Best of Bride party. It was an absolutely wonderful journey!

Viewing the issue fresh off the presses. I'll miss it! (Image from Team Photogenic)

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