On the Home Stretch

After more (many more) neurotic revisions than I would like to admit, the dust jacket for Making Things Work has at last been sent to the printer. Here’s the front cover:making-things-work-dust-jacket

We’re waiting for the final version of the text to come back from book designer Meghan Bates, then things will go into production, beginning with the long-anticipated arrival of fabric swatches for the binding. (Being a color junkie, I cannot wait to see the available colors.)

Here are some choice excerpts from the back-cover blurbs:

“…chisel-sharp, damn-funny…” – Jonathan Binzen, Senior Editor, Fine Woodworking

“…funny and sharp, occasionally pathetic, often brave, and most of all, inspirational…” – Chuck Bickford, former Senior Editor, Fine Homebuilding

Yes, occasionally pathetic.

“A must-read for those brave souls ready to sally forth into a creative profession where belief in oneself must never waver.” – Mark Harrell, Bad Axe Tool Works

“This book is riveting, pulling the reader into the author’s transatlantic story, including unrequited romances, conflicts about hinges, occasional slapstick, and sleepless nights spent worrying about budget, hardware, and design.” – Kathryn Lofton, Professor of Religious Studies and American Studies, Yale University.

The book should be available for purchase by mid-March. I’ll be posting updates here, as well as on Instagram and Facebook.

6 responses to “On the Home Stretch

  1. I can’t wait for this to come out! Good for you, Nancy!

  2. Downright awesome Nancy! You rock. Book #3!

  3. Congratulations. I can’t wait to buy the book.

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