Stephanie M. Cockerl Featured in Newly Released Book, "Creatively Self-Employed" More Than 65 Artists and Writers Worldwide Contributed

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Stephanie M. Cockerl is featured in the newly released book, Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs

Stephanie M. Cockerl is featured in the newly released book, Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs.

Stephanie M. Cockerl is one of more than 65 writers, designers and artists worldwide that were interviewed to discuss life after taking the plunge into creative self-employment, which in many cases does not promise steady paychecks or health insurance. Many creatives experience doubt, loneliness, anxiety, and frustration along with the freedoms that come with setting their own schedules. Their stories have been combined with the advice of life coaches and creative consultants to give creatives--and aspiring creatives--the support they need to thrive as savvy businesspeople. A section on conducting good business includes insight into marketing so the creatively self-employed can better succeed in their endeavors.

"I am pleased that Ms. Cockerl shared her insight in the book. As a self-employed website marketing consultant, she has a lot to offer both her clients and other creatives who are thirsty for real-life stories of coping with the ups and downs of creative self-employment," says Kristen Fischer, the author. "So many creative people experience struggles and think that means they are not meant to follow an authentic path. This book will help creatives see that others are in the same boat, and their businesses can succeed despite the trials they face."

The book features insight by notable authors such as Gail McMeekin (The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women, Conari Press); Tera Leigh (How to Be Creative If You Never Thought You Could, North Light Books) and M.J. Ryan (This Year I Will…, Broadway Books).

Cockerl states, "I am glad that I was able to contribute insight as to what it means to be self-employed. For me creativity does not shut off at 5pm; it is an ongoing process and I am glad to know that I am not alone in being self-employed."

Fischer is a freelance writer who specializes in creating marketing collateral for a wide array of businesses. After more than three years of working 9-to-5 jobs, she started her writing business in 2003. She has contributed to Men's Health magazine, Philadelphia magazine, Skope magazine and College Bound magazine. She lives in Manasquan, New Jersey.

Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs (ISBN: 978-0-595-42154-1) was published by iUniverse. The price is $16.95. The book is available for sale through iUniverse.com, Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, CreativelySelfEmployed.com and at major book retailers.

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