Welcome! Read about us at Edna Manor and designing a better life. It is for our fans and friends, focusing on such interests as self-publishing and book design, house and home, diet and recipes, and more. There is always room for improvement, so together, let's explore life!
Edna Manor is not a real place, except in the hearts of Nancy and Edward Starkman. It is wherever they live, for richer, for poorer. This is Edna Manor and you are their guest! Find out about us, Nancy and Edward … or the “Ed” and “na” in Edna Manor. This is our story … and it's pretty romantic!
Nancy Ostling Starkman manages their Star Print Brokers site, so she's been writing and creating content since 1998.
Our story continues to this day with all the new things we are planning for you at Edna Manor. Glad to meet you!
Meet Nancy Ostling Starkman
Nancy Ostling Starkman is co-founder and president of Star Print Brokers, Inc., of which Edna Manor is a division. She began her career spending a decade in her family business, Whole Valley Catalogue, an advertising newspaper out of Walnut Creek, California.
Nancy’s been in publishing, printing, color reproduction, and design. Her experience spans several decades.
She started Whole Valley Graphics. This division grew out of the newspaper. Nancy designed thousands of ads, and she and her staff designed collateral materials for thousands of businesses.
They designed ads for those advertising in daily, suburban, and metro newspapers. Nancy attended Diablo Valley College, and in her career, won a number of design awards for her clients. Nancy then went to Lesher Communications at the Contra Costa Times, as an account executive in major accounts.
Moving back to her hometown of Bellevue, WA in 1991
Nancy sold color separations, printing, direct mail, and fulfillment services, worked as the display advertising manager for a Seattle Times owned newspaper, and she created a major accounts department for a chain of community newspapers.
Nancy has two children and seven grandchildren, including a set of twins!
Meet Edward Starkman
The co-founder and vice-president is Edward Starkman. Previously, he worked on Wall Street as an airline industry analyst for more than a dozen years.
Edward appeared on many national television and radio news shows, offering commentary on the airline sector, as it pertains to the stock market. He holds an MBA from New York University. Edward's undergraduate degree is in Aeronautics from Dowling College.
Edward was living in Manhattan when he and Nancy met in 1995.
The decision was made to live in Bellevue versus New York. Edward’s last position prior to SPB was as a vice-president with UBS in New York and London.
Since 1999, he’s been handling the finance and logistics for Star Print Brokers, as well as working with companies and individuals who are self=publishing books.
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Advertising & Partnerships
We are just getting started as of November 2019,
but would love to work with brands and businesses and are happy to create partnerships. Let's get creative!
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