A GREAT Big Thank you

Waldron Publishing

In 2011, I started an eBook publishing company. Just as

WP collageit got going, I found I was pregnant with our third daughter. Due to my age and other circumstances, the pregnancy was rough and I was unable to keep up with the pace that the burgeoning company needed to survive and thrive. So, in 2014, I gave all of the publishing rights back to the authors and still maintain two books. I am looking to one day begin again, armed with the great knowledge and experience gained from the original attempt.

I am very proud of the work that we did and what we were able to accomplish.

As a shout out, I recommend the wonderful books that we published. I was so blessed to work with such talented authors and creators, for whom I owe such a debt of gratitude for believing in me and in the project. I hope, at the end of the day that it was as good an experience (to learn and to grow) for each of them as it was for me. Here is a run-down of what we did in three short years.

Published Works (and links to where you can find them now):

(in order of when we published the book)

Artists

Featured Blog Writers

  • Tiffini Knight, eReads with Tiff
  • Jana Friel, Printables
  • Roy Wilhelm, Movies and Media
  • Harv Wilhelm, Memories

Editing and Consultation

  • Harv Wilhelm and Molly Wilhelm
  • Fiona Ostler
  • Bryan Waldron
  • Cameron Wilhelm
  • Jana Friel
  • Andra Jensen
  • The Knitting Club (Fiona, Tiff & Matt, Brady Tanner – SHAME!)
  • Shawna Fillmore and Ganel-Lyn Condie (G&S Marketing)

Authors (in various Stages of Production or discussion)

  • Elizabeth McConkie, Unpublished Work, Absolutley Simple: A Guidebook to Get-it-Done Memory Keeping
  • Kylee Shumway, Untitled Book on Soap Making, Tree Graphic
  • Steve Asay, Untitled Work on motivation
  • Various Author friends from LTUE

Pinterest

We still have a great following on Pinterest, and lots of free printables for your home and non-profit use.


Writing this has been healing. Sometimes we look at our past and think that certain experiences are complete failures because they don’t match our expectations. Though I was so proud of the work we did, I mainly saw Waldron Publishing as a disappointment. As I wrote this list however, I was amazed at what we actually accomplished and how many people believed in it enough to be a part of it. I feel humbled and extremely thankful!

“Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage,

no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow …

You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your [art]. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.”

Kurt Vonnegut

 

Each One of Us is Glorious

Glorious
Stephanie Mabey

There are times when you might feel aimless
And can’t see the places where you belong
But you will find that there is a purpose
It’s been there within you all along
And when you’re near it
You can almost hear it

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious
You will know how to let it ring out

As you discover who you are
Others around you will start to wake up
To the sounds that are in their hearts
It’s so amazing
What we’re all creating

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

And as you feel, the notes build, you will see

It’s like a symphony just keep listening
And pretty soon you’ll start to figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece and there are melodies
In each one of us, oh, it’s glorious

I’ve been so touched by this wonderful song by Stephanie Mabey. I love the idea that we are all part of a beautiful symphony and we need to just find our role in the great plan of life. It’s so universal and invites that we reach for the better in ourselves.