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Oh I wrote a book

I once heard that if you can put it down, you should give it up.  Having just finished my first novel that took me over 5 years, I can say that is utter rubbish. You have the obligation to yourself to at least finish it.  Now, publishing it is a whole different animal.  Finishing my novel has given me such confidence that unless you have done it, you could never understand.



I write blog posts so that I can express thoughts and opinions to an unsuspecting world.  I try to live my life openly so that others may learn from my successes and failures. At the end of the day it is all about helping people live happier lives.  Wow that sounded pretentious of me.  What I mean is, I am just a person trying to live my life. I have many experiences, both good and bad that I believe can help other people to live better.


I am also a fount of useless knowledge. Ask anyone that has spent any amount of time with me.  I pull random facts from the air and very rarely am I wrong.  Pumpkin calls me Mr. Google.  I once was sitting in the hospital with my mother and the blood pressure machine was not calibrated correctly. It had a strange “C” in the read out but it wasn’t in Celsius. I told the nurse it was in Calvin and looked up the conversion.  How I knew that, I couldn’t tell you.  My algebra teacher said that I learned by osmosis.  I would frequently fall asleep in her class but when she asked me a question, I always had the answer.  She learned to let me snore.


I also love the connections I have made.  I don’t know what my life would be like without the wonderful people I have met through the publishing business.  Kage, Patti, J.P., Nelson, MoMo, Amanda and Kimber are just a few people that have enriched my life in ways that I will never be able to express.


So in the end, my life is enriched through writing in many different ways. 

JP Adkins : Design Receives Best of Award 2 Years in a Row!

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JP Adkins : Design Receives 2016 & 2017 Best of Ferndale Award

FERNDALE March 23, 2017 -- For the second year in a row, JP Adkins Design has been awarded Best of Ferndale Award in the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services category by the Ferndale Award Program.

Each year, the Ferndale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Ferndale area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The Ferndale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Ferndale Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Ferndale Award Program

The Ferndale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Ferndale area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Ferndale Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.