I want to let you know about a book out right now on Kindle called Craftspeople: In Their Own Words. It’s a series of stories written by all sorts of amazing craftspeople, and I’ve written a chapter in it called Sailor’s Net! The piece is a comparison of sailors and craftspeople, highlighting the similarities in temperament and skills needed for an off-the-mainstream lifestyle. Tom and I are even on the cover above the letters PLE of Craftspeople!
This eBook is a labor of love, by jeweler Valerie Hector and metal-smith David Bacharach, to benefit CERF. This amazing organization has saved so many craftspeople, including us, Meb’s Kitchenwares, during Tom’s bout with colon cancer. (You can read the story about that, titled Topping Out on our website.) If you’re not familiar with Kindle, (it’s new to me, too), the authors are listed alphabetically. You’ll find my story under B for Boden!
There are so many fun articles, as well as serious stories—I enjoy just nibbling a few each day. Then, I follow up by going to the craftsperson’s website, listed at the end of the Table of Contents, to see more of their work! Here’s a link to purchase the eBook: Craftspeople: In Their Own Words.
If you’re like me, you enjoy leafing through pages, using sticky notes or (eek!) highlighters or (double eek!) dog-earring… so you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a hardcover version in the works. See the Generosity Page to help make that happen. It’s getting so close to becoming a reality—today, they’ve reached 84% of their goal! Visit Craftspeople Book for Craft Emergency Relief Fund to learn more and pitch in!