BooksStuff I wrote for you. Best enjoyed with tea.
Curious for a Living
“Expertly deals with the issues that all freelancers have regarding being treated more like a trusted advisor/collaborator than a yes-person doing a client’s bidding.”
Paul Jarvis, author of Everything I Know and gentleman of adventure.
The Boss of You
“Finally, a book that speaks to the new generation of indie business owners! The Boss of You is jam-packed with must-know answers to every new entrepreneur’s hot, burning questions… in a voice that feels like its coming from a trusted close friend.”
– Vickie Howell, Designer, Crafty Author & TV Host
My first book, The Boss of You: Everything a Woman Needs to Know to Start, Run, and Maintain Her Own Business, is a smart and friendly guide to entrepreneurship for independent-minded women. It’s intended as a counterpoint to both the “dude on a yacht” books that threaten to make the business section of your bookstore feel like an exclusive party for high-rollin’ white guys, and the “high heels and briefcases” genre that counsel you to avoid ordering spaghetti during a power lunch.
In fact, The Boss of You offers no advice on either eating to impress or becoming the CEO of a multinational corporation. It’s more of a “start your own company because you want to do something meaningful and make a good living doing it” kind of business book.
More recently, I self-published Curious for a Living: How to Ask Better Questions and Become Indispensable. It’s part manifesto, part how-to, with an aim to help you strengthen your client relationships, become more profitable, and do more satisfying work, all through the power of inquiry.
I’ve also contributed to several books on making a living doing work you love, including The Design Activist’s Handbook by Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit by Peri Pakroo, and Crafty Superstar by Grace Dobush.