It’s the 1st of July which means we’re already into the second half of 2017 (what?!) so I thought I’d share some of this year’s client projects with you.

These super talented authors have been very busy already this year and I’ve helped to get their books into tip-top condition, get them formatted for Kindle and typeset for print, and the end results have been simply brilliant. I’m so proud of them all, and privileged to have been part of their exciting self-publishing adventure.

So to kick things off, here’s the very fabulous writing machine who never sleeps, Emma Holmes, Founder of Rebels and Rockstars.

In April, we published Emma’s book Beyond Ordinary which is designed for people who aren’t happy to accept ordinary, and want to build a ridiculously big business that sits well with their soulful and heart-centred personalities. You can read a review of this that I wrote for MeMeMe magazine earlier this week:

Then a month later, Emma’s next book was published on Kindle and in print (see what I mean about her not sleeping?).  Facebook with Soul is perfect for all those entrepreneurs who want to rock their Facebook marketing. It’s a real treasure chest of insights and valuable tips. By the way I met with Emma yesterday, and she told me she has another three books in the pipeline, so watch this space for more of her superb work.

Mark Baptiste has been in the industry for years, so it seemed only right that he shared his inside secrets.  He published his debut non-fiction book in May this year: How To Get A Job In TV: The ULTIMATE Guide to a Career in Television Playout, Transmission & Master Control. It’s targeted at young people, graduates and anyone looking for a career change and considering a job in TV.  As far as Mark knows, there is no other book like it on the market, so it’s well worth a read if working on TV is on your wish list!

Pamela Skeeles’ debut novel, Beth, is a heart-warming, traditional novel which is a real pleasure to read.  The story centres on Teresa, who was happy and fulfilled in her work as a teaching Sister at St. Mary’s Convent School. She had been there for eight years, but a reoccurring dream frequently disturbed her. Would she ever see her baby again? Father James McCormack, far away in West Africa, working as a missionary, was unaware he had a child in England. Would he ever discover this well-kept secret? Find out in this engaging and uplifting saga which will have you hooked from start to finish.

Elizabeth Zigor, my favourite and fantastic Octogenarian client (who is very young at heart!) had a lifelong dream of writing a memoir based on her life, and she’s finally done it – and it’s a genuinely fascinating read. We’re also in the throes of getting part two typed, proofed and formatted too.

If you love memoirs from WW2, you will love this fascinating book. It could easily be mistaken for an entertaining and moving novel, but it is, in fact, an intriguing memoir of a (now) 85 year old, who has decided that now is the time to share her stories – and she holds nothing back. Spanning the first two decades of her life in war-torn England, the author’s evocative stories and insights will transport you effortlessly to WW2 and a world where life was so incredibly different. She shares her childhood memories of living with a mother who expected to be waited on hand and foot, and who showered her son with love and affection, but treated Elizabeth as the (unpaid) hired help, with tact, honesty and matter-of-factness. Imagine an 11 year old running an entire household these days. Anecdotes about her absorbing family history, and how The Depression impacted her family first-hand make for moving reading. And stories about her experiences throughout school, complicated family relationships, getting evacuated, her hard-working father, her first job, the dances, her friends, boys, a terrifying motorbike accident, and her wedding, all culminate into a thoroughly entertaining read that will keep you gripped from start to finish. This plethora of stimulating stories, the social history, the war commentary and the ability to read about a little girl who plods on regardless, grows up and gets married, aren’t the only elements which make this book so captivating. If you take the time to read between the lines, you’ll see that Elizabeth Zigor emerges from the odds stacked against her because of her resilience, and strong character. Her independent streak serves her well, and regardless of how many times she finds herself on a sticky wicket, she always somehow manages to manoeuvre her way off it. And without a doubt, you will find yourself eagerly cheering for her from the sidelines. Grab your copy here.

Aren’t they fabulous?

If you’re looking for new additions to your Kindle or your bookshelf, have a little wander through the Amazon Kindle Store and take a look at these brilliant books in more depth.

I have all sorts of excellent books already lined up for the second half of 2017, including a memoir by a wonderful character, and fascinating lady, who spent almost two decades as the French Honorary Consul based in the heart of Wales.

Watch this space for more exciting books, adventures, and talent.

I love my job!

If you’re looking for self-publishing, typing, editing, proofreading, formatting, and typesetting services, then please get in touch.  I’d love you to be my next success story, too.

And if you’ve been putting off writing your business book for too long now, why not think about joining my online programme. It takes out all the overwhelm, uncertainty, panic, procrastination and worry of writing your book.  Find our more here:

Michelle x


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