Hi! I am Callie Metler-Smith. I am the CEO and founder of Clear Fork Media Group in Stamford, Texas. I answer to the following titles: Publisher of Books, Newspaper Chick, Bookstore Owner, Writer, Illustrator, Mom, and Friend.
I am the illustrator for the Enchanted Snow Globe Chapter Book series written by Melissa Stoller. I have also written two other books: Swensons, Penick, and the TCR and Ben’s West Texas Snow. My third book, How to Babysit a Logan, tells the reader about autism from the perspective of my son Logan’s cat has a release date of April 2019.
When I'm not working on my corner of the Stamford Square, I love spending time with my two sons, Logan and Ben.
Here is 10 random facts about me:
1) I was featured on the tv show Texas Country Reporter in 1999 for my work with the Bobwhite Brigade.
2) I teach art classes to six 7-12 year old one afternoon a week.
3) I'm terribly addicted to Dr. Pepper.
4) I adore Classic Movies. My favorite one is Breakfast at Tiffany's
5) My minor was German in College. I was inspired to learn it because my Grandmother was a first generation American and spoke German when I was little.
6) I was published for the first time when I was in 4th grade. It was a Poem called "I am Me"
7) I was Youth Conservationist of the Year for Texas in 1998
8) I'm the 4th generation in my family to own a community Newspaper
9) I grew up on a cotton farm that has been in my family for over 100 years.
10) I was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and then again in 2019 and just recently celebrated 6 months cancer free!