Sally Sparrow

Introducing: Sally Sparrow

Greetings to all!  This is officially my first post on, and my first ever blog!  Becky just told me the hardest part is over – the first sentence.  Now I’m up to four!

I started here at Master Point Press in late July as Editorial and Marketing assistant.  I was overjoyed to join the company and to start my first real job in publishing, having taken several Ryerson Publishing courses with hopes of breaking into the industry.  But little did I know that this was also the beginning of something that I think will be as equally challenging and exciting in my life – bridge!  (Mum, doesn’t that sentence make you proud?)  Linda and Ray graciously agreed to give Becky and I bridge lessons every Friday afternoon and we will be working our way through Barbara Seagram’s Beginning Bridge with our excellent teacher, Linda Lee.  Having a bridge teacher as a mother I was aware of the basic idea of  playing bridge and bridge clubs and all that.  But I had no idea there were so many complexities and conventions to each new idea!  Now I can understand why there are so many books about bridge out there (you should see Ray and Linda’s basement library!), and why each one is so important.  Needless to say, I am thoroughly enjoying the learning experience.

My job here is a bit of everything.  At the moment we have just completed the work on four new titles, due out in October (see my next blog) and I’ve been busy at work starting to prepare for the next round of titles (see a future, future blog).  This season’s titles are very exciting.. oh, wait, that’s my next blog (see my next blog).  We also have a new 2008/2009 catalog due in any day.

Well I am officially addicted to blogging.  I’m sure none of us are any match for Linda but I will try to visit often and share my thoughts.  I limit myself to four !’s per blog, but this was my first one so I was a bit over excited.

1 Comment

Judy Kay-WolffSeptember 25th, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Sally, your enthusiasm is refreshing. Welcome to the wonderful world of bridge. Having set your sights on learning the game, you will soon realize that many successful players are driven by egotism. Thus, “I” is a very commonly used word and there is no need for an apology! Good luck. Your addiction is about to begin!

Judy Kay-Wolff

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