Thank you to the following artists and businesses who have donated their creative talents to produce and market this book. Their wonderful talents combined to produce a beautiful book, and their generosity made the book possible. Please send your business their way!



The Design Company –book design

The Design Company is a full-service graphic communications firm committed to producing socially, aesthetically, and fiscally responsible print and Web/electronic materials for customers. For over 30 years, this women-owned business has been “having fun, doing good work and making a profit” … enthusiastically returning a portion of that profit back to the community.


Kirk Anderson, cover artist

Kirk Anderson is a political cartoonist, illustrator, and graphic designer. His cartoons have appeared in the Pioneer Press, Star Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Onion, and other trusted news sources. To see examples of Kirk’s work, go to:

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SEM Mojo – website design and maintenance

Minneapolis SEOSEM Mojo specializes in offering effective (and affordable) Internet Marketing services to local business owners. Whether you have a website already and are looking for more exposure or you need to have a website designed, we can help! We offer a variety of Internet Marketing services to include… Website Design, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Social Media Marketing, and Email Marketing.


Wings for Your Words – copy editing

Wings for Your WordsWings for Your Words provides one-stop editing services. Whether your words need just a quick check for grammar and punctuation, or a complete makeover, we give them the launch they deserve.



Ideal Printers, Inc. — printing

Ideal printersIdeal Printers, Inc. is a multi-color, high quality, sheetfed commercial printer located in
the heart of the Twin Cities. We can take your concept or digital file and deliver a final
product that you will be proud to call your own.


Muscle Bound Bindery – binding services

Muscle-Bound-BinderyMuscle Bound bindery offers a complete range of book binding services to commercial
and library customers in three main binding styles: Side-sewn case binding, Otabind
layflat adhesive binding, and perfect binding. Additional capabilities include folding,
cutting, drilling, shrink wrapping, laminating as well as other related services.


C. J. Duffey Paper Company – paper

Duffey PaperThe C.J. Duffey Paper Company – Minneapolis distributes commercial printing papers
throughout the upper-Midwest, with additional company facilities in Duluth, Minnesota
and Rock Island, Illinois.