The creative team of From Heartache to Hope: Middle Tennessee Families Living with Autism didn't get dressed up to go to the printer this week of Halloween, 2009. Yet, hurriedly when we got "the call"-- "come now, quick!" we descended from our respective computer desks, west and north, slogging through messy, gray rain and into downtown. A little anxious we were. But like good chocolate clutched in eager hands, our fears melted quickly when we saw that our talented designer Mary Sweeney and her printing consultant, Scott Gerber, and the printers at Pollock Printing had worked just the right magic.
Relieved, a bit teary-eyed and ready to jump for joy at the site of our stash, from left, that's me, Curly; Mary's son, little Super Hero Patrick; standing behind him be-hatted, Mary; draped in her knit cape, Rebekah Pope, our talented photographer and Tim Fields, as himself, always our gracious publisher.
Our goods approved, we nodded to our printer and the presses--they hummed, they buzzed and they ran. No scares a'tal for our happy creative clan:
WOO-HOO and No BOO! Stayed tuned! We're running fast. And hard. Pant. Pant. Can barely keep up. Don't make us knock on your door, come share in our treat at our Book Launch, Sunday, Nov. 15, 3-5, L. Greer Gallery, Edgehill Village. More events to come and details too. Pull back the drapes, turn on the porch light and keep a watch.
Happy Halloween, Ya'll! And, remember, for Christmas, ho-ho-ho, with our coffee table-style book chock full of stunning black-and-white photography and the moving stories of 18 area families living with autism--with From Heartache to Hope--we've got the goods for all those on your lists so very long!
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