Author: jmashley

The Shipping Saga

Good morning, everyone! I know that you are all getting anxious to receive your copy of the new book Shiny, Happy Pyrex People. I wanted to give you a brief summary of what I’ve been dealing with. Last May, I found a printer that could take my 537 page full color manuscript and produce it […]

Chugging Along…

Good morning! Let’s give a big shout out to Michelle who helped me find my Bill of Lading and how to track the vessel. Below is a pic of its GPS location yesterday. The good news is that it is coming from China which is much faster than India. However, I’m hearing that our ports […]

I’m on a Boat!

Good news! I have my shipping number, but they have not provided a tracking number for the cargo ship. I’ll keep pushing. According to Google, below is the expected trade route. Pirates and hurricanes notwithstanding.

Books are Printed!

The new Pyrex book, Shiny, Happy Pyrex People has been printed! Here it is getting ready to set sail on its world cruise to America! Stay tuned for updates as we track its progress. Bon Voyage!

Winners Announced!

Congratulations to Jo, winner of the 043 Bluebird promotional dish with cradle! And congratulations to Holly, winner of the 045 Golden Wildflower promotional dish with cradle and box! Check your Paypal email to see if you are the third winner of the 475 Moon Deco Great news this week! The book order will be here […]

We are Printing!

Happy Father’s Day! I’m taking preorders for the new Pyrex book, Shiny, Happy Pyrex People through Sunday. On Monday I will be drawing three winners for the fantastic, fancy, free Pyrex. Unfortunately, we have a slight shipping delay. This behemoth 537 page book with over 500 full color, high resolution pictures presented quite a technical […]

The Book Tour Continues

Yesterday I was in Dallas, Texas at the Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School to attend the 2021 Dallas Pyrex Swap and share my proof copy of Shiny, Happy Pyrex People. The event was hosted by Nate Smith and you could see the level of effort he put forth to make it a fantastic […]

Library Research Update

I am confirmed to be attending the Dallas Pyrex Swap 2021 next Saturday, June 12 with my proof copy of my Pyrex book if y’all want to meet. For those of you who are following me, here are some interesting things I found as I continue to catalog Pyrex advertisements published in Ladies’ Home Journal: […]

Last Step to Printing!

I’m so excited to share that my proof copy came in. It is huge at 527 pages! I’ll be spending the next few days reviewing and approving formats. Then it’s off for printing! Holding this very large, very heavy book in my hands makes the Pyrex journey feel so real. Have a great holiday weekend!

Chugging Along

Reading and writing about Pyrex was fun. Setting up displays and taking pictures is fun. What is not fun is all the administration stuff. I’ve been wrapping up lots of loose ends and it is so, so, so boring. Last week, a select few received their advanced copies of the book. This week, I will […]