About

About Me

I am 40 years young, a native Texan, a pastor’s wife, a crafter, and a lover of life!  My husband and I have been married for 16 years, and we are blessed to school our children at home.  He also works from home as a bladesmith, creating his own pieces of art at RedneckKnifeworks.com.

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About Martin Publishing Services

In 2008, I left Corporate America, became a homeschooling mom, and started a blog as a means of finding community. From that blog, I became a part of a huge network of homeschooling bloggers. From that, I began a ministry of providing graphic design assistance to these other work-at-home, homeschooling mom bloggers.

Of course, I didn’t really know what the heck I was doing, (I sure thought I did, lol), but I learned over time. I went from assisting with blog headers to doing web site design. From web site design, I went to doing book covers. From book covers, I expanded into interior formatting. And somewhere along the way, I got really really good at what I was doing and stayed so busy that I had to start charging for the time I was spending away from my family.

I have learned so much. I have learned how to properly network. I have learned how to say no. I have made so many friends. I have learned that there is always something new to learn.

At first, my income was only enough to pay for my children to attend a very small and inexpensive private school at a local church. But time and tide have shaped my business into the blessing it is today.

There have been lots of bumps in the road. Usually because I didn’t know how to bid a project or know how to put my family first. And here I am, still learning. 

I started the Self Publishing Support Group to be an extension of that ministry that started all those years ago, a way to help those who are trying to help themselves. If you have a question, I will do my best to answer it. If you have a problem, I will do my best to help you solve it (me and Vanilla Ice, lol).

Self-publishing takes a village. Welcome to the village.