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Finding a Publisher

Lisa Anne Cullen
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

If there are any authors in our audience today, I’m sure they know the difficulties in finding a publisher for their work.  Our next guest is an author and illustrator of children’s books who has recently found a publisher in the University of South Carolina Press.

Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Anne Cullen, who lives, writes and draws and Ridgeway, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.