Bardi Rosman Koodrin, Literary Director of the Fine Arts Galleria, San Mateo County Fair, Carry the Light: Stories, Poems and Essays from the San Mateo County Fair
Joanne Shwed was a delight to work with from start to finish. As far as we know, no county fair has ever published an anthology of contest submissions. We had less than a week’s deadline to design the front and back covers for this book. Not only did Joanne step right up and go to work, she completed the task in just two days. She was professional, engaged in our project, extremely prompt with her responses, and suggested creative ways to make our cover come alive. She caught the slightest error, a missing period here or the lack of a comma there ... and she was working with two writers! I felt a great relief to give her all of the components and then let her do her magic. We had envisioned a cover for our anthology, but Joanne made our book truly come alive before our very eyes. The end result is much more than I could have imagined. Carry the Light is stunning!