How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World (the book promo!)


we DID IT!

funny enough, we had Another idea (before this one of a simple slideshow with some cute inter-titles like in the silent movie days) and we went to visit our friend “Dub” Williams and had a “script meeting”; which was very nice because he has such an interesting Take on things (as well as an incredible View).

IMG_8771this is one of Dub’s latest piece of artwork – isn’t it splendid? limited edition prints are available via the interweb (so modern!)

do you recall our prior creative engagement with Mr. Dub?

wasn’t that a fun evening?

which is sort of why we asked him if he could help with the Prep for our Promo this afternoon.


so we sat and talked a while and Dub drew and we actually did some filming of him drawing and it was fun but it wasn’t quite working when we came to review the footage.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and yet what Helped the most was talking through Everything and generally feeling heard and seen as a Creative Person. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

while smiling a Lot at the postcard on Dub’s drawing board.


this is the view from Dub’s pad. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

creative people live here, you can tell. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and he was hard at work when we left.

to come home and edit.

and VOILA!

we’re so pleased.


do you really like it?


would you – *gulps* – feel like sharing it on your own site (or a friend’s place if you’re still waiting to get a room of your own)

(if you need help sharing the link, feel free to ask in the comments below – we love to be helpful).

it’s also available on Vimeo:

and now we wait.

because apparently the “first bound” books will be arriving *gasps* by the end of this month and we are Faint with Anticipation.

you’ve been so kind to stay with us this long.

we do appreciate it.



About teamgloria

I used to make my living from writing. And then it all stopped and so I went and did something else, part of which entailed a whole new look from Brooks Brothers (it wasn’t really me, but it was necessary). But a decade later I started to write again (during nights and weekends and frustrated lunch-times and long haul business travel) and one of the things I wrote (or came to me – as I do believe in the whole Muse concept) was a character called Gloria. Gloria was a trainee angel and sat “up there” waiting for her first assignment. To occupy the hours she should have been studying humans and their foibles, she spent her time enjoying the new celestial movies-on-demand channel and became obsessed by Doris Day. So you can imagine the drama that unfolded when she came to Earth. Quite a shock to the system. But Gloria was determined to see Manhattan through the eyes of a vintage Doris Day movie and something magical started to happen – to me too. Because I started to do the same thing and life became easier (and then I got Tobias the tumor which changed the trajectory, for now). There are a lot of glorious people, places & things that help me get through my day – they make my life great – and so I call them “team gloria” (although they don’t usually know that). So I thought I’d start documenting them, and looking out for new people, places & things on a daily basis, and sharing them with you (whomever you are – do say hello. Oh, and tell me who your team gloria is :-)
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26 Responses to How To Stay Sane In A Crazy World (the book promo!)

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    I like the silent movie appeal the promo video has. and how it just points out the purpose of the book. it’s sweet and authentic, which I give you extra-special kudos for, madam, since you are from the industry and could have come up with a sleek, hollywood-looking creation. but you chose not to, which is even more adorable, wise, and share-worthy! (twitter, here I come – and I’m thinking of ways to include it into some posts chez BC, too)

  3. Dearest G
    Now that is Glorious!
    Job well done my dear, and there’s still very definitely something of Old Hollywood about it.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  4. Hooray! Love promo videos, and have shared it on Twitter.

    The cover is lovely.

  5. A tantalizing teaser, we most certainly WILL share, but I’m thinking of something more of FEATURE… Let’s discuss! Email?

  6. 1904 says:

    Simply glorious! And hey, I think Dub has my view! Or, okay, he has to be just down the street. Come to tea! Loving you, G

  7. Heather in Arles says:

    There we go! Now we are talking!! :) That is very, very tg. Will share it on my blog once the book is out ok?
    Bisous and keep going…you can do it…hoorahhhhhh!

  8. William Godwin says:

    Oh yes, rather good. I like the music too.

    Excellent and clever and modern!


  9. seoulflaneur says:

    I love it, especially the sparkles! I can’t wait to see the actual book, and to gift it, too. :)

    • teamgloria says:

      the book is Tremendously Excited about going to Seoul – we are reliably informed.

      and thank you so much for the kind words (we adore sparkles as you know)


      _tg xxx

  10. Impower You says:

    Shared it on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. Will you have an ebook so that I can review it on my blog?

  11. Gallivanta says:

    I would love to share it on my site especially since my world is fairly crazy believe it or not!!!! Please, do tell…..the music is ????? I would like to hear more of it.

    • teamgloria says:

      dearest one-in-NZ

      thank you ever so much in advance for the Sharing-ness.


      on the music front.

      we’d LIKE to let everyone think that we went to the British Archives and trawled through vintage clips while wearing big headphones and chewing a pencil (if only – *sighs*) but *glancetocamera3* – those are some of the royalty-free-clips (and we can’t recall which ones we chose in the end as we listened to them ALL) on iMovie so the apple people must have gone to the Sound Archives with big “cans” and chewed pencils a wee while ago one Hopes.

      sending Extremely Calm vibes down under (*concernedlook* – everything ok?)

      _tg xxxx

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