Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Left to right: Marni Jameson and Susie Masterson

The Denver Woman’s Press Club hosted a scrumptious brunch last Saturday. The guest speaker was Terry Vitale, President of Colorado Expression. Upbeat and positive, Terry led the members and guests though her fascinating life, the continuous challenges of running a good publishing house, family and friends. After the meeting with Terry and hearing about her life, I felt as though I could accomplish anything!

During brunch, I had the pleasure of being seated with Susie Masterson another publisher here in Colorado. Susie specializes in guide books in Winter Park, Moab and surrounding areas. The following was taken from her web site.

“To begin with, we are natives. With respect to the local saying, "You are a Coloradoan if..." - We hike, bike, paddle, ski, camp, golf, hammock, play and live at high altitude. This gives us a distinct advantage in understanding a Colorado tourist destination.

GuestGuide Publications® is an experienced Grand-county based publications firm. We understand the specific needs of our local tourist markets. We firmly believe in doing it right and doing it on time. We use and are very thankful for the help of local experts and volunteers who also are eager to give us needed advice, time and opinions. Our publications all are designed to reach a variety of audiences, from the young to the young at heart.”

Another very interesting person at the brunch was Marni Jameson. Marni is a nationally syndicated home design columnist, and author of the best-selling The House Always Wins (DaCapo/Perseus, April 2008). Marni’s hugely popular syndicated column, “At Home With Marni Jameson,” appears in more than 30 newspapers throughout the United States and Canada reaching 7 million readers each week. Though her column is humorous as well as helpful, Marni shares her serious side in some of the nation’s most prestigious print media. A long time writer for the Los Angeles Times (more than 200 features), she also writes for other top-tier media, including Woman’s Day, Family Circle, Child, and Fit Pregnancy. She has been a guest on numerous television and radio programs around the country.
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