Publisher Said Yes Aug 21st 2013 Steven Shomler        Portland Food Cart Stories

Three Years Ago Today – “We Are Going to Publish Your Book”

Three years ago today — August 21st, 2013 I got a call from my publisher telling that they were going to publish my first book – Portland Food Cart Stories.

Wow! That was such an awesome day!

Bootstrap Your Way to a Better Life

In the summer of 2011 I decided to bootstrap my way to a better life and I set 8 goals. One of those goals was to become an Author. I also set a goal to take my writing seriously, and I set a goal to become part of the Portland culinary community.

Portland Food Cart Adventures

Jan 1, 2012 I launched Portland Food Cart Adventures and I was certain that this step would become a stepping stone to those 3 goals. I was also sure that if I applied my ideas about Branding, Marketing and Social Media to my own brand that I would attract the attention of a publisher.

20 months from the launch of Portland Food Cart Adventures and 2 years from setting a goal to become an Author, I received a life-changing call on August 21, 2013 letting me know that I was going to become an Author.

If you have a dream — BATTLE for it!

If One Advances…        …In Common Hours

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”        Henry David Thoreau 1854


I am Steven Shomler and I believe in the beauty of your dreams.

Publisher Said Yes Aug 21st 2013 Steven Shomler

Publisher Said Yes Aug 21 2013 Steven Shomler