Jamie P Walker – Artist

Jamie P Walker - Artist

Jamie P Walker - Artist 

I’m Jamie (Pavlich) Walker, an artist residing in Santa Rosa, CA. My studio is located at my home in my garage. I like this set-up and location as it provides me ample natural light and it permits me to take a break when I need to, or jump in at any time.

The world of art as my journey began at childhood. I loved painting and drawing and carried this passion through high school. In college, I took art classes but ultimately changed paths and started a career in ophthalmology. I felt having a conventional job would be more secure. Do I have regrets not getting a degree in Art? “Yes”. But, at the same time, I think it’s what pushed me to actually become an artist.

After years of working as an ophthalmic technician, I finally just quit. I realized that in this one life I have, it should be spent doing what I love. Re-entering the art world happened slowly by taking various courses and workshops while raising two children.

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Coffee 101, Part One

Coffee 101 Part One

Coffee 101

That old cup o' joe. So, you think you know your coffee? Maybe you know what you like, and that is as far as your interest goes. But if you have a curious, questioning mind for a deeper understanding of the brew that opens your eyes every day, let’s explore.

Coffee is thought to be the result of a 10thcentury Ethiopian goat herder who noticed his goats became very energetic after eating berries off the coffee trees in the forest of the Ethiopian plateau. It was only a question of time before the energizing effects of coffee were recognized and exploited. By the 15thcentury coffee had made its debut on the Arabian Peninsula and became all the rage with coffee houses opening and coffee moving out of homes and into the commercial market place.

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Judith Cassis – Author

Judith Cassis - Author

Judith Cassis - Author of the Writer to Writer series

FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?

Judith: I’ve been writing since I was 7 years old. I began with poetry and wrote my first story at the age of 11. In high school, I took every English class offered and in my senior year I asked my English teacher if she would support me in an independent study so I could write a book. She agreed and I did. Never published it.

FJ: You’re a ghostwriter. What exactly is that?

Judith: In my case, ghostwriting encompasses everything from working with what my clients have and expanding upon it, to taking an idea and writing a whole book.

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Sally Van Swearingen – Author

Sally Van Swearingen - Author

Sally Van Swearingen – Author of It’s Not Over Yet!

FJ: When did you decide to become a writer?

Sally: As far as writing my book? I had written many skincare and makeup articles for magazines and other publications but didn’t decide to write “It’s Not Over Yet!” until I went to a Rockstar marketing class, where we were all encouraged to write our story. It was supposed to be only 100 pages I went overboard, Mine is 260 pages, color, and it made it to Barnes and Noble!

FJ: What brought you to write this book?

Sally: As I share at the beginning of my book, I had a baby at 42 and felt that I had lost my “Beauty Power.” I eventually rediscovered it in a new, authentic way, and I wanted to share my process with ladies who experienced the same thing but didn’t know where to begin.

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A Good Read, What’s That Mean To You?

A Good Read, What’s That Mean For You?

Does it mean picking up a book?

Does it mean reading an ebook?
Does it mean listening to an audiobook?

Regardless of your choice of book formats where do you read?

Is it on the couch with your feet up and a cup of coffee or tea by your side?
Do you have a favorite chair where you can cozy up and sip tea or coffee as you read?
Is it on the beach under an umbrella listening to the surf roll in and out?
Is it in your backyard on a lounge chair?
Is it while you drive or even vacuum with earbuds in your ears?
Is it standing in line at the bank or post office?

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