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Authors and Artists :: Douglas Pagels


As the author and editor of numerous books, Douglas Pagels has been a favorite Blue Mountain Arts´ writer for many years. His books have sold over 3 million copies, and his work has been translated into a number of foreign languages and enjoyed the world over. Many worthy causes and charitable organizations have featured his writings, and people of all ages turn to his thoughtful words, sharing them with family and friends.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be.- Douglas Pagels

One of the trademarks of Doug's work is that it is so accessible. It gives the reader the feeling of simply listening in on a conversation that comes from the heart and touches other hearts in many different ways. The more one reads his words and shares in his insights, the easier it is to understand his enormously popular appeal. His outlook on life is inspiring, and his optimism is contagious. Even when he is dealing with the tough times of life and trying to make sense of it all, readers everywhere have the same response: “Your feelings are so much like my own; I feel as though you understand exactly what I'm going through and what I'd love to be able to say.”

Doug's inspiration comes from many sources, including his enduring friendships and close-knit family. It comes from cherishing his thirty-year relationship with his wife, from the devotion of being a father to two college-aged children, and from the many experiences he has had in his lifetime. While growing up, he lived in places as diverse as England, Indiana, and northern Montana before his family settled down for an extended stay in a large house in Colorado. Soon after, circumstances dictated that his grandparents move in with them. Then his great-grandmother moved in as well, and conversations around the dinner table became a four-generation affair, with ages ranging from eight to eighty-nine. It's easy to see that when Doug writes about the meaning of family, he really knows what he's talking about.

But other aspects of his background added insights that went beyond family and into a broader view of people — and life — in general. In his younger days, while trying to earn enough to help put himself through college, Doug worked various jobs — fourteen in all. They included working in stores and an auto body shop, along with jobs as a janitor, a groundskeeper, a forklift operator, a delivery man, and a variety of restaurant positions. Time spent with his fellow workers, both on and off the job, helped to foster a deeper understanding of — and compassion for — a wide segment of society.

In the midst of all this activity, Doug managed to get a degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Several years later, he decided it was time to move on, and a series of plans were put into motion. He quit his job at the student bookstore, sublet his apartment, and was just days away from leaving town and moving to New Hampshire to find construction work there. He had just one problem to overcome: he didn't have enough money to make the drive across country.

When a friend called and offered Doug a few days worth of work as a proofreader at Blue Mountain Arts, the offer couldn't have come at a better time. Having been an English major, he figured he was up to the task and, when all was said and done, he would climb back in his Volkswagen bug, travel funds in hand, and head for New England.

Those “few days” turned into, at last count, thirty-two remarkable years. Proofreading soon turned into copywriting for things like catalogs and advertisements, and before long, editing and creative writing were added to the mix. The new job was exciting. Blue Mountain Arts´ founders, Susan Polis Schutz and Stephen Schutz, were wonderful people to work with, and it didn't take long for Doug to feel that he had found his calling. Soon some of his writings began to appear in the company's fast-growing greeting card line, and eventually other opportunities opened up, too. He began traveling extensively in search of inspiring and significant writings by authors from around the globe, and many of those quotes have found their way into a variety of best-selling anthologies. And finally, he began authoring his own books in his own unique voice, and the reception to those books has been extraordinary.

If Doug has a keen insight into human nature, he credits it to his early and ongoing interaction with people from all walks of life, all types of jobs, and a variety of settings. From those relationships, he has developed an awareness of what makes people tick, how important their hopes and dreams are, how their entire universe can revolve around their loved ones, and, unfortunately, what a struggle their daily lives can sometimes be. His intuitive understanding of people cuts across social strata and leaves categories of age, economics, and nationality behind. There's no substitute for real world experience, and Doug readily acknowledges the enormous influence his experiences have had on the content of his work.

Though he now does all his work outside of the office, Doug still maintains his long-standing association with Blue Mountain Arts. In recent years, in addition to writing, editing, and raising a family, he has managed to find the time for plenty of other interests. Doug has spent a great deal of time as an advocate for local environmental issues, and in years past, he could be found volunteering in classrooms, coaching basketball, and building a cabin in the Colorado mountains. He and his wife are frequent travelers, and his family has been the host family for many visiting college students from around the world.

It has been said of Doug's writings that no one is better at touching on so many subjects that are deeply personal and truly universal at the same time. And while Doug would tell you in complete sincerity that there's nothing special about him, in reality, the common bond that he shares with others combined with his caring voice, which has such honesty and understanding, are exactly what make him the unique writer that he is. His words mirror those of our own innermost feelings and — in the end — it is our own special reflections that he helps us see.

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Examples of Blue Mountain Arts products by Douglas Pagels

Bookmarks


Poemas para Prestar Fortaleza A Mi

Eres Una Persona Muy Especial

¿Qué una hermana?

Ojala Tengas Siempre Un Angel A Tu

Doce Cosas Que Siempre Hay Que

Te Han Dicho Alguna Vez Que Maravil

Gracias por Ser Un Alma Generosa

Para Mi Sorprendente Y Admirable

May You Always Have an Angel by Your Side

A Sister like You Is Such A Wonder

May You Be Blessed with All These Things

My Son Be Strong along The Path

You Are A Very Special Person

What Is A Sister

Twelve Things to Always Remember

To My Amazing Remarkable Son

You Are One Amazing Lady

Eres Una Mujer Increible

Ojala Que Recibas Todas Estas


Books


For You My Soul Mate
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Required Reading for All Teenagers
(soft cover)
$13.95
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Para ti mi alma gemela
(soft cover)
$10.95
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May You Be Blessed with All These Things
(soft cover)
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The Next Chapter of Your Life
(soft cover)
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A Special Christmas Blessing ...Just for You
(soft cover)
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You Are One Amazing Lady
(soft cover)
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Wishing You a Happy, Successful, Incredible Life!
(soft cover)
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Classic Blue Mountain Arts®


A Little Prayer I'd Love to Share

On Your Birthday May You Be Blessed

I Keep Falling in Love with You

Thanks for Taking The Time

The Story of Two Very Different

For You Dad

To The One Person I Consider to Be

You Are Enormously Thanked

Thank You for Being The Beautiful

For Your Birthday! May Your Day

Has Anyone Ever Told You

Mom I Just Want to Let You Know

20 Beautiful Things That Are True

Happy Birthday! I Would like This

What Does Thank You Really Mean?

This Is What I'm Really Saying

Do You Know How Important You Are

I Love You and I Feel so Lucky to

Thoughts about Changes and New

A Special Incredible Person Is

A Very Special Thanks




Easter Cards


At Easter I Want to Thank You for

Happy Easter Daughter You Are

Wonderful Easter Wishes from


Father's Day Cards


For You Dad Happy Father's Day




Graduation Cards


As You Graduate Don't Ever Stop

Happy Graduation to You and Very

I Am so Proud of You


Little Keepsake Books


May You Always Have An Angel by

50 Things to Always Remember

You're Very Special to Me

Soul Mates

A Sister Is One of The Nicest Gifts




Magnetic Notepads


You Work so Hard and Do so Much

Has Anyone Ever Told You What A

Ten Things to Always Remember

What Is A Sister

Thanks for Taking The Time

You Are Enormously Thanked

May You Be Blessed with A Little


Magnets


For You Just Because You're Very

What Is A Sister

Ten Things to Always Remember

May You Always Have An Angel

A Poem to Help My Son Be Strong

Sister Wishes May These Wishes

Thanks for Taking The Time

Has Anyone Ever Told You What A

To My Amazing Remarkable Son

You Are One Amazing Lady

This Is for You Dad

This Is to Thank You for Being so

Miniatures


God Has A Plan for Each of Us

To My Amazing, Remarkable Son

For My Teenager

What Is A Sister

Has Anyone Ever Told You

You Work so Hard and Do so Much

May You Be Blessed with All These

The Story of Two Very Different

You Are One Amazing Lady You Are so

Thank You for Being The Beautiful



Mother's Day Cards


Has Anyone Ever Told You What A

For Mom with Love from Your Son

Una Tarjeta de Dia de La Madre para

A Mi Esposa en El Dia de La Madre

La Bendicion Del Dia de La Madre

Feliz Dia de La Madre para La Mejor

Para El Dia de La Madres Quiero Que

The Mother's Day Blessing

For You Mom on Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to My Other Mom

For You Grandmother on Mother's Day


Pocket Notepads


Has Anyone Ever Told You What

What Is A Sister? A Sister Is

Thank You for Being A Generous Soul

May You Be Blessed with All These

Sculpted Paper Collection


To My Soul Mate

I Love You Sooo Much

You Are The Love of A Lifetime

How Do You Tell A Sister How

You Won't Be Able to Read This

I Want You to Read This Today

From Mother to Son Comes A Little

When It Comes to You There Are

I Love You I Love Our Life Together

A Happy Birthday Wish and A Whole

To The Best Son There Could Ever Be

Not All Angels Have Wings

Spanish Greeting Cards


Un Hermano Maravilloso Como

Ojala Tengas Siempre Un Angel A ...

Constantemente Busco? Maneras de

Sabes Cuán Importante Eres para Mi

Pensando en Ti

Gracias por Dedicarme Tiempo

Te Han Dicho Alguan Vez Que Mara...

En Tu Cumpleanos, Ojala Que Recibas

Vuelvo A Enamorarme de Ti Una Y...

Si Tu Pudieses Ver Tu Reflejo En...

Una Pequena Historia sobre Tu Y Yo

Se Que No Ha Sido Facil

Una Nota para Poner sobre La

Mi Hijo Te Envio Este Mensaje...

Gracias por Ser Una Hija Tan

Una Tarjeta de Cumpleanos Que

Eres Una Mujer Increible

20 Cosas Hermosas Que en Verdad

En El Dia de Tu Cumpleanos

Dios Tiene Un Plan para Cada Uno de

Spanish Miniature Easel Prints with Magnets


Para Mi Sorprendente Y Admirable

Dios Tiene Un Plan para Cada Uno

Te Han Dicho Alguna Vez Que

Ojala Que Recibas Todas Estas

Thoughts of Life™ Cards


Thanks for Taking The Time

Life Is Not Measured by The Number

For My Teenager

To My Amazing Remarkable Son

These Are The Birthday Gifts I Wish

On Your Birthday May You Be

A Sister like You Is Such A

I Want This Card to Remind You of

I Know This Is A Really Tough Time

Daughter There Are Lots of Things I

I Am so Much in Love with You

I Want to Thank You

When You Read These Words I Hope

Here's A Little Something Just to

For Your Birthday May Your Birthday

Daughter Even Though You're Not A

Valentine's Day Cards


Here's A Special Valentine Just to

Quiero Que Nos Amemos por Toda La

Mama Quiero Que Esta Sea

Te Amo Tanto Porque Hay Mucho Que

Quiero Regalarte El Poema de La

Para El Dia Se San Valentin

Para Mi Amor 4 Cosas Que Quiero

Un Mensaje de Amor para Al Guien

Para El Dia de San Valentin

Amiga Mia Esta Es Una Tarjeta

Una Tarjeta Acerca de Lo Que Quiero

To The Most Wonderful Soul Mate

Son Think of This Valentine As A

A Valentine about What I Want More

To The One Person I Consider to Be

A Special Valentine for You

Wallet Cards


May You Always Have An Angel by

Ten Things to Always Remember

For You Just Because You're Very

'Everything's Going to Be Okay

I Love You Son

From Mother to Daughter

A Poem to Help My Son Be Strong

To My Amazing Remarkable Son

Thank You for Being A Generous Soul

Diez cosas que siempre hay que recordar...

Para Ti Solamente Porque Eres Muy

Que Es Una Hermana

Cada Vez Que Te Digo Que Te Amo

Todo Saldra Bien

Quiero Que Recuerdes Estas Palabras

Pensando en Ti

You Are One Amazing Lady

May You Be Blessed with All These

This Is for You Dad


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