Joined 13 years ago from San Diego
Welcome to my Hub Pages. My name is John Sheehan and my Hub name is SF Book Craftsman. It is my desire with these instructional workshops to entertain, to provide helpful information and to help to expand your creative imagination.
My latest Hub: How to invent a town, the making of B’ville, is a step by step illustrated guide showing you how I created an original painting for the cover of my latest novel: B’ville, A musician’s homecoming story, which has just been published and is available at Barnes and Noble as an e-book. A paperback edition is in the works and will be available in the near future.
I have six other novels on sale at both Barnes and Noble and Amazon Kindle Books. For those readers who enjoy historical fiction, please make sure to browse through my work that includes the 5 star rated, 4 volume Billy’O epic, an emigrant’s odyssey spanning the Gold Rush era to the American Civil War. My five star rated Edgar’s Window, a quirky murder mystery set in Greenwich village featuring the specter of Edgar Allan Poe. and Dark Sabbath, a lurid mystery tale set during the great SF earthquake of 1865.
I have an extensive background in the field of printing and book publishing. My career spans over 37 years, beginning with my school training in graphic design and book illustration. In 1978, I finished school and accepted the position as a magazine Art Director with Music City News, a country music trade and fan magazine based in Nashville, Tennessee. I left Tennessee in 1984 and moved west to San Francisco California. I took on freelance assignments and worked at various companies in pre-press operations. During the span of my career, I was a part of and witness to the digital revolution in information technology.
While managing my professional career in printing and publishing, I made time to pursue my other creative vocations as a writer, painter and craftsman. It is my desire to help others achieve their creative goals and that is why my hub pages are here to offer instruction in various fields of creative endeavor. I welcome input from anyone who has questions with respect to any of the subjects I have offered here. I plan to add to my list of Hubs in the future with various creative projects, so keep a watch on my Hub Pages for future instructional workshops.
11 years ago
This Johnson dreadnaught guitar was acquired for free from a posting on Craigslist. The picture shown in the posting displayed a guitar that was almost intact and in relatively good condition except for the split bridge. I had never made this kind...
7 weeks ago
Creating hardcovers for books is harder than creating soft paperback covers. This article provides instructions for binding hardcover books!
13 years ago
You can produce a fairly good book cover design with your word processing program. If you have any version of Microsoft Word, you have a lot of design tools. I would consult your word processing handbook to learn how to navigate the program and how...
7 weeks ago
Bind your own books! Learn how to build a very simple binding jig that will allow you to press your book pages together and glue the binding.
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