On the Cover

By Pamela, age 26, South Africa
Sweet Designs Featured Writer

Featured Gold Star Writer Bio

Hey, SDM readers! I am so happy to be the June 2011 cover girl! This is an update of my life since I was featured on the cover of the June 2010 issue.

Since then I have focused a lot on my writing career. I have written a middle-grade novel, a young adult novel (both have been featured in previous issues of SDM), and two relationship books. I have self-published my books as eBooks; they are now available at most good online bookstores. I have also designed and created my own website for my books: I am currently working on a new novel.

I am also in the process of opening my own business. My sister and I are starting a preschool in Durban, South Africa. My Honours degree in Psychology and Postgraduate Certificate in Education, as well as my love for children, has led me to this new venture. Starting a business is a lot of hard work, but it's worth it. Wish me luck!

A huge development since you last heard from me is my trip to Europe! I left South Africa on March 3rd and headed to Europe for an awesome tour, returning on March 29th. I met up with my tour mates in London and we went on a 21 day tour of Europe. I also spent a few days exploring London. It was an unforgettable experience. I am very thankful that I got to travel again and I hope to travel even more. You can read all about it in my article in this month's issue.

I have a new boyfriend since around Valentine's Day, and we went to a cool music festival over the Easter weekend. He has introduced me to sushi, which I'm now addicted to! I have also been spending lots of time with my niece and nephew and my family.

I have enjoyed answering advice questions for SDM and writing articles. I will continue writing for this fantastic magazine that we are all lucky to be a part of. Enjoy the rest of the articles and have a great year! :)

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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