Becky Blades is author and illustrator of Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening, a wise, witty collection of counsel for women of all ages, available April 1, 2014. Becky is a writer, artist, business strategist and philosopher of creative, adventurous living. Since selling her award-winning public relations firm, Becky has served on corporate boards, as a civic advocate for the arts and entrepreneurship, and as a consultant and mentor to businesses. A self-proclaimed stARTist, she has started 2,865 projects and finished 27. Among the unfinished are two almost-launched daughters, proving her point that it’s not what you finish, it’s what you stART. She lives in Kansas City with her husband of 30 years and her Maytag front load washing machine. Check out Becky’s web site, LaundryorDie.com, and her blog, startistry.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest @LaundryorDie.