I've got a new DDScottville Project that I'm over the moon thrilled to share with you!
The Sarasota Downtown Merchants Association (SDMA) has asked me to create, write, design and publish a fabulous monthly journal about all of the amazing merchants in Downtown Sarasota!
How fun is that?!
It will start out as an 8-page booklet, and I think we'll be growing very quickly from there!
I can't wait to introduce all of you in DDScottville to the wonderfully talented people making Downtown Sarasota one of most thriving Downtown Communities I've ever been part of. The cool part is that, even when you're not in Downtown Sarasota, you can be part of the magic from your living rooms as almost all of the merchants have terrific websites and blogs to keep you in-the-know and full of wonderful online shopping resources.
Here's a Sneak Peek at the first page of our Inaugural Issue (which arrives in October):
And here's the scoop from my Publisher's Spotlight for the Inaugural Issue:
I’m D. D. Scott, an International Bestselling Author and an Amazon and Barnes and Noble Top 100 Bestselling Author, and I’m thrilled to be the Publisher and Editor in Chief of SDMA’s Downtown Merchants Journal, a Monthly Publication.
My DH (Darling Husband) retired after 30 years as a Sheriff’s Department Captain and Jail Commander in northern Indiana, we sold everything, bought an RV and headed to Sarasota, thinking we’d stay a few months. Lol! That was last November. We fell in love with Sarasota, especially Downtown Sarasota, sold the RV in January and bought a home.
Why Downtown Sarasota? Well, for starters, authors love artsy downtowns, especially when they have wonderful coffee shops, restaurants and unique boutiques. When you add in the gorgeous beaches, Selby Gardens, museums, the ballet, the opera, outstanding theater, a thriving independent film scene, and people who really care about their community, it’s a no-brainer. My muses are home!
I’m having the time of my life getting to know all of the fantastic merchants in Downtown Sarasota. If you are a Downtown Sarasota Merchant, and I haven’t visited your store, I will be soon. In the meantime, feel free to email me at dd(dot)scott(at)live.com with feature story ideas. If you’re hosting an event or guest artist, or have an exciting new product line or an amazing story to tell about your shop, let me know so I can share the news. And, if you’re a Downtown Sarasota Visitor and have discovered something you love about Downtown Sarasota, let me know that, too.
I’ll also be sharing the scoop on the places in Downtown Sarasota that I love in my monthly column — D. D.’s Downtown Discoveries. This month, I’m totally gaga over the Star Keeper Café and Pixie Dust. And my dogs are loving the organic, Dogs For The Earth food and treats I’m buying at Wet Noses Sarasota. Check out my column for the full scoop!
Loving Downtown Sarasota --- D. D. Scott