Q. What’s the story behind ‘The Frog Bag?’
A. My husband came up with that a long ago as a good name for a punk band. But neither of us ever started a punk band so when I decided to open a shop on Etsy I swiped it. Plus, I really like animals and frogs in particular.
Q. Describe yourself in exactly ten words.
A. Passionate animal advocate; fascinated by time travel, writing and crafting
Q. You have an incredibly successful shop, so what advice do you have for Etsy newbies?
A. Well thank you! I think the key is to just keep plugging along consistently and to reach out to folks that aren’t on Etsy. I’m trying to follow this advice, so I just started Twittering and blogging. Hopefully soon I will do some advertising too.
Q. What does your typical day look like?
A. Up at 5:30, check in on my shop and maybe post in the Etsy forums, then off to my job as a zoo keeper. Back at home in the evening I usually do a little work either renewing on Etsy or listing something new. In the evening I try to spend some quality time with my pets and husband, then do a little crafting or writing before bed. I’m also working on promoting Heathentown, a graphic novel I wrote which was published by Image in January. Sleep tends to only happen when I get around to it these days…
Q. What are you truly passionate about?
A. Well, I’m trained as a zoologist, so I guess the thing I am most passionate about is animal conservation, tapirs in particular. That’s why I give 20% of my proceeds to the Tapir Preservation Fund. I am also really excited about having a venue like Etsy to sell my crafts on. It has been a life-long dream to open a little shop like The Frog Bag. Sometimes I could just kiss the internet for providing opportunities like that!
Q. You have a free ten-day trip anywhere in the world. Where are you going?
A. No doubt about it, I’m taking one of those trips organized by the Houston Zoo to find and photograph tapirs in the wilds of Central America!
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