December 21, 2017
A BIG FAT NO CAN LEAD TO GREAT THINGS!
“It’s so well written, however, she hasn’t got a large following and isn’t a celebrity mum so its too risky, so it’s a no from us”
“We loved her warm, engaging tone, but we’re worried about the lack of expert credentials So it’s a no from us.”
“We’ve looked over Olivia’s work and a couple of pregnant ladies in the meeting said ignorance might be bliss on some subjects!!, so it’s a no from us”
The above comments are from leading publishers after reading my book proposal four years ago. To say their comments and the consistent “No thanks” was soul destroying would be an understatement…..However, February 22nd is the day that all those knock backs and being known as the parenting book “too risky” and “too honest” to publish will have all been worth it. February 22nd is THE DAY when my unpublishable book is being published by Harper Collins, however you can pre-order your copy on Amazon now!!!
FEBRUARY 22 IS GOING TO BE A BLOODY GREAT DAY FOR THIS KNACKERED MUMMY AND HER UNPUBLISHABLE BOOK!
However, the publication day is not just for me, its for all YOU awesome lot who have supported me along every step of the way. You’ve helped me realise my dream of being a writer, something I never thought possible. You watched my shock and excitement as I got an agent and started getting my book sent out to publishers and then you saw my self-confidence and self-belief take a battering as I was dropped by my agent and my book writing dreams were left in tatters along with my mental health (thanks to me suffering with severe PND and postpartum psychosis at the time). However, you stuck by me, you helped build me back up and gave me the confidence to keep writing. You encouraged me to keep going as you thought that what I had to say actually mattered and what I was writing about was actually helping some of you get through your darkest of times too.
Therefore February 22nd is a day for us and this book is for you and EVERY MUM out there feeling lost in the wilderness. For every mum feeling pressure to be perfect. For every mum questioning if they are good enough. You are magnificent. And this book is for YOU!
You can pre-order your very own copy here;
and PLEASE PLEASE share with EVERY Mum you know who needs this book in her life to be reminded of how MAGNIFICENT she is! Oh, and if you can come and like my Facebook page and invite Every mum you know to do so too, we can try and prove the person behind the first comment wrong too! ha ha!! If you would also like to join the secret Facebook group then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for all your support and I’m so so excited to hear your thoughts on the book cover and title!
Lots of love
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