Peri Pakroo is a business author and coach, and the founder, Publisher and Editor of Pyragraph, an online creative career magazine featuring daily posts from working artists. Peri specializes in creative and smart strategies for self-employment and small business. Her books, coaching and teaching focus on helping people build structure for their passions to find success on their own terms. Her blog is at www.peripakroo.com. Peri received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1995, and a year later began editing and writing for Nolo, specializing in business and intellectual property issues. She is the author of several top-selling Nolo titles on small business and nonprofit start-ups including The Small Business Start-Up Kit, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit and Starting & Building a Nonprofit. Peri accidentally started her first band The Moist Towelettes at the age of 40 with her husband Turtle O’Toole. Since then she has played in a number of bands including the blurts and her own downer-country project, Peri & the FAQs. In 2012, Peri saw the need for a resource featuring the voices of a wide range of creative workers and the many different career paths they take. She founded Pyragraph to fill this need.