Saturday, September 24, 2011

Day 718

My book is published. And for that I am grateful.

My book is for sale on Amazon. And for that I am grateful.

My book has a Foreword by Johanna Griggs. And for that I am grateful.

My book has been illustrated by a very talented artist, Traci McKay. And for that I am grateful.

My book .... our book .... is published!  


It is published!! 

Woot woot!!!

Ok.  So I am officially a published author. And that is one great big HUGE grateful right there.

I am an author. And for that I am grateful.

I am sitting here on this glorious Saturday listening to the birdies sing and watching as the leaves on the trees literally bud right before my eyes.  The dawn is turning from black to grey to blue and the daylight brings with it a forest of green outside my windows.

I have a massive headache. I have been fighting it for days, weeks, years.  I am in pain through my neck and shoulders and the migraine is now sitting firmly behind my right eye.  It's the headache I have to have.  I am not sure if this pain is years of expectation, belief, dreams, action all manifesting in an explosion of painful relief, or whether this headache is the "stress" of things to come as I now have to work hard at ensuring momentum with book sales and the continuation of my publishing journey via the printing of my entire series.

This is only the beginning.  This is only book one. To fulfill my dream of helping as many children in the world as possible believe in their own power, I need to do a hell of a lot with this one little book to ensure the longevity of its message and the launch of the series.

It's all about the marketing.

While my publisher will be doing stuff at their end, I know that the only way to ensure my success is to take action and lead.  So I am going to do my own marketing campaign in addition to them doing theirs.   When I went to uni I did a Bachelor of Arts in Office Management and chose an economics major. I failed economics miserably so switched to marketing. Who knew at that time that failing economics was a good thing and that I would  be marketing my very own children's book series?  Life is interesting, and for that I am grateful.

I have been blogging for 718 days straight.  And for that I am grateful.

Throughout those 718 days you have heard me mention my books, and many of you are still here listening today.  And for that I am grateful.

If you feel like buying my book, you can do so here.  Just click on the book below and it will take you to Amazon. It's a good book. You won't regret it. Plus it's cheap!! (Too cheap). If you feel like buying it I'll be forever grateful.

Click on the book to head on over to Amazon.

For more gratefuls head on over to the queen of grateful, Maxabella and her pal Lioness Lady!!!


  1. Me Too! So insanely proud of you and happy for you! and so happy for myself that I have just bought your book! :) cannot wait for it to arrive! :) . Well Done Leanne...I hope your migraine POQ super fast beautiful friend :).

  2. Thanks lovely ladies!! Wishing my migraine would POQ too. I am in so much pain. Help!!! Must get better before tomorrow's cheer comp that's for sure! Thanks for buying Jen. I hope you like it .....

  3. Hope your migraine goes away before cheer comp. I'd imagine it would be akin to having the hangover from hell and having to host the loudest kids party ever if things don't improve.

    You know I'm so pleased for your success. We are so happy to see your dreams come true. Remember lovely Leanne it's okay to live in the moment (mindfulness is your thing) and to just enjoy this day for what it is. A published book. Tomorrow you can focus and look ahead to all the next steps. This moment will whiz past whether you choose to stop or not. It would be a shame for you to miss this moment for just what it is. A step in time, but a huge step in time. It took you a long time to get here...don't be in a hurry to leave. I hope that alleviates a bit of the tension. Sweet victory Leanne. So happy for you.

  4. My book is on its way!!..per Amazon..."Your order of "My Happy Gift" has shipped!" Woot-Woot!!...Can't wait to see it.....

    And I agree with Jane...things are already progressing for your next need to take this all in and remember this feeling. Kinda like having your first baby....well, this book is your 2nd first baby...(lol)'s never going to happen you need to relish in your accomplishments..and again, I would like to know what flight you will be on to come and personally sign my book.....

    Congrats!...Enjoy!! happy!!!!


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