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Events...Announcements...Happenings 2014


4/16/14  I was contacted recently by Woman's World magazine, the number 1 bestselling weekly women's magazine on newsstands in the U.S., to be interviewed for their article: "Ask America's Ultimate Experts:  Help Me Take the Stress Out of Moving!"

3/27/14  My Small Space Organizing book is ranked #88 out of the Top 100 bestselling decorating books on Amazon China today.   Amazon rankings change hourly. 

2/24  I've been working on a blog revamp with my webmaster for several weeks so be sure to check out all my new features that make finding things much easier.

2/13/14  Woman's World magazine contacted me to interview me today as a guest expert/author about a home topic that's dear to my heart.  The article is to publish in April. Woman's World weekly magazine is written for traditional family-oriented working women and is the Number 1 bestselling newsstand magazine in the U.S.

1/28/14  My Small Space Organizing book is #7 on the "Top 100" decorating books on Amazon France today, Kindle edition.  (Amazon rankings change hourly.)

1/2/14 If you need to get your home organized, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and ChristianBook.com  are offering my internationally bestselling Small Space Organizing book for a discounted price from 1/2/14-1/31/14.


Events...Announcements...Happenings 2013 

10/25/13   I was interviewed by AllYou.com magazine, which is a Time Inc. publication, about how to organize your junk drawer.  Read article here.

10/24/13    I'm excited to announce that my book, Small Space Organizing:  A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space is now on the Amazon "Top 100" bestselling Lifestyle & Personal Style Guides books in India in the Kindle edition.  (#12 as I write this post.  Amazon rankings change hourly. ) It's also still on the Amazon "Top 100" bestselling decorating books lists in  Germany, and Canada, and the U.S.  in the Kindle edition.

10/8/13   208 international libraries are now lending my bestselling book, Small Space Organizing, including the National Association of Realtors' Realtor University.  

8/29/13  Welcome to my new online store, where you can find the organizing, decorating, and lifestyle products and books that I mention and suggest in my books, magazine articles, and blog.  Happy shopping!

8/15/13   Three of my ebooks are on the Amazon "Top 100" decorating books bestseller lists today.  Thanks for the book love, readers!  Below are the rankings as I type this, and please note that Amazon rankings change hourly, so they may be different or even no longer on the list by the time you read this.

My Small Space Organizing book (Kindle ebook edition) is in the "Top 100" bestselling decorating books in these countries:

Amazon Canada #78
Amazon France #95
Amazon Germany #49
Amazon U.K. #79
Amazon U.S. #9

My ebook, 191 Tips for Indoor & Outdoor Cottage Style at Home is also in the "Top 100" bestselling decorating books on Amazon Canada today. (#8) 

And my ebook, 121 Dollarwise Decorating & Organizing Tips to Make Your House a Home is also on Amazon Canada's "Top 100" decorating books bestseller list today.  (#10)

8/8/13  My Small Space Organizing book is ranked #23 on the Top 100 bestselling interior design books on Amazon U.K. today.    (Amazon rankings change hourly.) 

7/10/13   202 international libraries are now lending my bestselling book, Small Space Organizing, including the National Association of Realtors' Realtor University.  

7/1/13  Amazon Spain lists my book, Small Space Organizing, as #44 today on their Top 100 bestselling lifestyle books list.     (Amazon rankings change hourly.)

6/25/13   Amazon China's Top 100 bestselling decorating and Top 100 bestselling motivational books now includes my book,  Small Space Organizing.  (Amazon rankings change hourly.)

I was interviewed recently as an author guest expert about how to organize a junk drawer by a journalist who's writing an article for AllYou.com.

Military Spouse magazine interviewed me recently for this article about how to set up and organize a home office, even when you live in a small space.

5/8/13  In the lifestyle spirit of my bestselling book, Small Space Organizing, (Amazon rankings), my hubby Steve and I have moved into this 710 SF "petite penthouse treehouse."  Enjoy the photo tour.

5/1/13  Stain Talk chose my Small Space Organizing book for a spring cleaning giveaway. 

4/24/13  Freelance writer Lesley Porcelli interviewed me today for Family Circle magazine about how to organize your broom closet.

My Small Space Organizing  book was recently in the Amazon Top 100 decorating books in Germany in both paperback and Kindle editions.  (Amazon rankings change hourly.)

Listen to my latest radio interview on planning and organizing for downsizing on Moody Radio.

My Small Space Organizing book has recently been mentioned in several more AP news wire media outlets. 

My Small Space Organizing  book is now available at this library in the Netherlands

I was interviewed recently for Military Spouse magazine about how to organize small home offices.  I shared many tips from my book, Small Space Organizing.  The Kindle ebook edition is ranked #7 today on the Amazon U.S. bestsellers list of  "Top 100"  decorating books.  (Amazon rankings change hourly.)  

I was interviewed about organizing and decorating kids' rooms and the article was just featured in The Washington Post. 

Woman's Day online features my tip in their article 6 Tools to Declutter Your Home.

2/11/13:  I was interviewed about organizing kids' rooms by lifestyle writer Melissa Rayworth and the article has gone out on the AP newswire, including ABC News and more. 

1/23/13:  My Small Space Organizing book is #79 today in Amazon U.S.'s "Top 100" bestselling decorating books in the paperback edition, and #18 in the Kindle ebook edition. It's also #60 in France and #82 in Germany in the Kindle ebook edition.   (Amazon rankings change hourly.)

I'll be interviewed by two radio stations in February about Small Space Organizing.  Please check this page for current updates.

177 international public, college, technical libraries are now lending my book, Small Space Organizing, including the National Association of Realtors' Realtor University.  

1/13  It's the one year publication release anniversary/birthday of my book, Small Space Organizing, and I'm so grateful that it's still in the "Top 100" decorating books on Amazon in the U.S., France, and Germany in the Kindle version!Many of my book's tips and ideas apply to larger homes too.


Events...Announcements...Happenings 2012

12/12  The first print run of my new book, Small Space Organizing, has nearly sold out so my publisher has just ordered a second print run.  Thanks for all the support!

I am so pleased to learn that 157 international public, college, technical libraries are now lending my book, Small Space Organizing,  in both/either paperback and/or e-book editions, depending on the library.  Details here. 

The National Association of Realtors is now offering my Small Space Organizing book in their Realtor University.

Thanks to Woman's Day magazine for interviewing me for their latest article on home organizing.  Home Editor Ayn-Monique Klahre put together a beautiful and useful article.  The October 2012 edition is now available on newsstands everywhere.   It's their 75th Anniversary!

I was interviewed by Associated Press writer Melissa Rayworth recently for an article on how to turn your blah basement into a cozy and comfy family retreat.  I shared tips from my book, Small Space Organizing.   The article is now releasing to newspapers across the U.S. and Canada, including  ABC News and Huffington Post Canada. 

Life@Home magazine featured this online exclusive article/review about my book, Small Space Organizing. 

ClosetMaid, a worldwide leader in home storage and organization, mentioned my organizing tips for mudrooms, and my book, Small Space Organizingon their newsroom page. See  Small Order, April, 2012.

Treehugger, a leading media outlet dedicated to green living, just recommended my book, Small Space Organizing,  as one of the 5 "must-read books" on small space organizing/living.

Bestselling Amish author, (Baker/Revell publishing), Suzanne Woods Fisher, recommended my book/small space organizing expertise in her blog post, Living Small With Style.   Thanks sweet Suzanne!  (Love her books!)

My new book, Small Space Organizing, which released January, 2012, has become an international Amazon "Top 100" bestseller in the decorating/design categories in both paperback and Kindle as of May, 2012.   Thank you to everyone for your support and wishing you beauty, order, and blessings at home, whatever the size of your space!
I was featured on bestselling Amish author Suzanne Woods Fisher's Author Spotlight, where she interviews authors about their writing and publishing journey.

My new book,  Small Space Organizing, has become the #1 bestselling Amazon U.S. Kindle decorating book, and more!  (As of 5/5/12; Amazon rankings change hourly.)

At Home Tennessee magazine recently cited my book, Small Space Organizing, as one of "The Best of Spring 2012's Design Books."    Their review is on page 98.

Self-Made Style, an e-newsletter of the Madison County Wisconsin Library System mentioned my book, Small Space Organizing,  in their April 21, 2012 e-newsletter. 

The OverDrive Digital Library Blog recently recommended my new book, Small Space Organizing, as one of their suggested resources for helping you spruce up your home for spring.

The Daily Connoisseur blog just wrote a review of my book, Small Space Organizing, and she's giving away a free copy.   I love author Jennifer L. Scott's "Parisian chic flair" writing style about the fine art of living well as a young Mom.

Hear my 7 tips for how to dwell well in a small space on the Amy's Table radio show.

My organizing tips were quoted in the April, 2012 issue of Family Circle magazine.

NAPO Richmond, (National Assn. of Professional Organizers), chose my book, Small Space Organizing, for their book club selection for March 13, 2012.

On 3/8/12, my new book, Small Space Organizing, was mentioned in the newsletter of The Association of Christian Retail.

I was interviewed today for an hour on Moody Radio Midday Connection about Small Space Organizing.  It was fun to answer call-in questions; we even had one from a cabin-dweller in Alaska! Listen to the radio show recording here.

On 3/5/12, the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association mentioned my book, Small Space Organizing in their Rush to Press newsletter.

Elle Decor, the popular international newsstand home decorating magazine has chosen my new book, Small Space Organizing, for a free book giveaway.  Between 3/1/12 and 5/1/12 they'll be giving away 30 copies!   Elle Decor magazine reaches more than two million readers, and its influence extends over five continents.  Winners of the sweepstakes book giveaway.

Interior Design Quote of the Day featured my quote, "Being organized doesn't restrict your creativity; it enhances it."

Examiner.com Home & Living gave my new book, Small Space Organizing, a 4 star review.

On 2/16/12, I was interviewed on the radio show Living Inspired With Tricia Goyer. Topic: Small Space Organizing.

On 2/8/12, I was interviewed by Amy Tobin, host of Amy's Table: A Girl's Guide to Living Radio Show

Beliefnet featured organizing tips from my new book, Small Space Organizing.  (Photos chosen by and courtesy of  Beliefnet.)

The North County Times in San Diego county, mentioned my new book, Small Space Organizing, in their local author roundup. 

I had a super-fun half-hour radio show interview today with bestselling Amish author Suzanne Woods Fisher and I shared lots of tips and practical ideas from my new book, Small Space Organizing.     Listen to the recording.  Find out more about Suzanne's endearing books here.

Lots of 5 and 4 star book reviews are coming in daily for my new book, Small Space Organizing It really makes me happy to see readers both enjoying my book, AND taking action on clearing up their clutter!  I'm so proud of them for making their homes more beautiful and functional!

Vastu Design Clique, a Washington, D.C.-based furnishings store, mentioned my book, Small Space Organizing.

73 home/lifestyle bloggers will be reviewing my new book, Small Space Organizing.

I was interviewed by Life@Home magazine Tuesday, 1/17/12 about Small Space Organizing.

I was interviewed Thursday, 1/12/12, by Moody Radio, Daybreak with Dave & Deb, about downsizing and kitchen organizing tips. 

Martha Stewart Radio interviewed me Wednesday, 1/11/12 at 7:10 am PST on their Morning Living show.  Topic: home office and hobby room organizing.

My new book, Small Space Organizing, is releasing as an e-book to sites like Sony e-reader and on iTunes for iPods and iPads.

I was interviewed and gave tips for organizing and decorating studio apartments for NightOutExpress, a publication of The Washington Post.

Crosswalk.com featured the first chapter of my new book, Small Space Organizing, in their "first chapters" book section.

A writer from Family Circle magazine interviewed me recently about small space organizing tips, tricks, and solutions. The article is slated to be published Spring, 2012.

The Nebraska  Lincoln Star Journal published two articles featuring my expertise about "living large" in small spaces.

My new paperback book, Small Space Organizing, is now releasing to bookstores, retail outlets, and libraries around the world! It's also available in the e-book versions for Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook. My book is published by Baker Publishing Group/Revell Division, one of the largest Christian book publishers in the world.


Events...Announcements...Happenings 2011 

December

I am pleased to announce that my new book,  Small Space Organizing:  A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space, is releasing to online retail book outlets and libraries across the world!  Here's the scoop!

October

I received the spiral-bound galley of my upcoming book Small Space Organizing: A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space from my book publisher. I also received several wonderful book endorsements from national home industry experts.  Moving along towards the January, 2012 release of my book to bookstores/online. Just in time for National Get Organized Month!

September

My book galleys have been sent back to the publisher for the last proofread before it goes to their printer! The publisher showed me the first endorsement and I am so pleased!

August

I am pleased to announce that my new book, Small Space Organizing: A Room-by-Room Guide to Maximizing Your Space is now available on Amazon for pre-order. More info here.

June

My webmaster and I completed a whole new website and blog redesign for Kathryn Bechen INK! I hope you enjoy it!

May

*I received the first draft of my new home-related book cover from my publisher and I love it! I'll share it with you as soon as I can!

February

*Need ideas for dates on Valentine's Day that won't break your bank? San Diego Style Weddings magazine likes my "hot date" ideas!


Events...Announcements...Happenings 2010 

November/December

*I'm busily writing my home-related book to be released by a top U.S. (Christian) publisher January, 2012.


October

*I had several new wedding magazine articles published this month.


September

*I was interviewed for a national media article about "couples at home" by reporter/author Tanya Biank, whose book about military wives turned her into a Hollywood and White House celebrity.

*I was interviewed by speaker and author Beth Jones.



August



April

 *I was interviewed for a new online magazine for women, Commitment.Now, about creating beauty and order at home.

*I am excited to be attending the lovely San Diego Style Weddings magazine's "Spring Fling" party this month since I write for that publication.

*I redecorated our master bedroom in all-white.  DIY tips here.


March

*I attended a several day media tour in sunny Palm Springs, CA this month where I toured some amazing wedding venue properties.


February

*I was interviewed for a Blog Talk Radio show hosted by Rena Bullard here.

*My own home is featured in the Summer 2010 edition of Country Almanac magazine.


January

*I was interviewed by AP news writer Melissa Rayworth about "Decorating Without Divorcing" and the feature article she wrote appeared in over 50 international media outlets including ABC News/Entertainment, MSNBC...and more.

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