Today was my best sales day ever (23 novels in 6 hours!), at a charity boutique for Calvary Women’s Services. Cindy Schwartz, a DC-based interior designer and photographer, has been raising money for Calvary’s Good Hope Kitchen project.
I loved today because of the women I met, who’ve merged their creative interests with good works. The vendors included Sissy Yates Designs (gemstone jewelry), Good Jeans Company (Kate Fralin’s jeans jackets are lined with incredible scarves), Seeking Sitters (pre-screened babysitters, oh my!), SCOUT by Bungalow (bags, bins, purses, great gifts), and parent coach Meghan Leahy. The other two authors were Nancy Tringali Piho (My Two-Year-Old Eats Octopus: Raising Children Who Love to Eat Everything), and Jason Meath (Hollywood on the Potomac (Images of America). (Okay, I know Jason is not a momtrepreneur, and I even understand why some women and men would find the term “momtrepreneur” problematic, but I like that catchy term and I like the catchy title of this blog entry so it’s stayin’.)
I learned and schmoozed today, and I encourage any authors and small business owners who are reading this to participate in events like this. It was kind of the organizer, Cindy Schwartz, to include me because I’m not nearly as well-established as the other people whom I met. Speaking of Cindy, if you’re interested in finding out more about her interior design and photography work, click here.