This past week, I went all the way to Chicago for the launch party of the book that I contributed to, Pinterest for Business.

The coauthors, Jess Loren and Ed Swiderski, were there as were many others!

Chicago had lots going on last week with Social Media Week and the Ryder Cup, the city was hopping!

I met lots of wonderful people and had some time to visit with the authors.  They are very excited about the book and we had some great conversations regarding the content of Pinterest for Business.  They included the very basics at the beginning and got in to the nitty gritty for using Pinterest for your business.  So, it’s an educational resource for those just starting out with Pinterest.  Very informative.

Part of the book was being written while Ed Swiderski was participating in ABC’s “The Bachelor Pad”, in saying that, the book is very well written and laid out.  I’m sure that having these 2 major projects on the go simultaneously was stressful {I feel stressed if I have a blog post for another blog due as well as keeping up with my own} … but maybe not!  Ed was very laid back and easy to converse with.

Jess Loren is an accomplished entrepreneur having had started a few businesses with great success.  She was equally easy to speak to.  She’s such a cute gal whom I can see being friends with her!  I was able to meet a few of her friends and supporters … I always say that your friends are a reflection of one’s self … well Jess’s friends were so welcoming and friendly so I know she’s a great person.

We got some pictures together on my iPhone …

Ed Swiderski and I

 Jess Loren and I

Isn’t she the cutest??!  {sorry about the low light}

And here’s a pic of me ready for the evening…

You can purchase Pinterest for Business at Barnes and Noble and on

 Visit this post to see  pictures from my tour of Chicago on the double decker bus!!

xo Tara