MJL Publications is currently taking submissions for Touched by Breast Cancer – Stories of Courage and Hope.
We are looking for contributions from anyone who has an experience to share. Perhaps you love someone who has Breast Cancer, perhaps you have had breast cancer yourself, or perhaps you provide vital services to women with breast cancer such as medical or psychological support.
Whatever your experience, if this sounds like it might be you and you are interested in becoming a published author then we want you to hear from you right now, today. Simply push the button below to register your interest and we will email you a booklet outlining all the details of the project.
Then, if you decide this project is something you would like to contribute to, then you simply follow the instruction in the booklet and you could be standing beside us as an MJL Publications Author when we launch the book later this year.
Your story matters and it could make a world of difference to someone else, so press the button below and join us today. We will show you the way.
It’s ADHD Awareness Month and on the weekend I was honoured to be the Master Of Ceremonies at the official book launch for Beyond The ADHD Label written by Paula Burgess and published by MJL Publications.
If you or someone you know is living with ADHD please check out this upcoming 2 Day conference hosted by Paula Burgess which has been significantly discounted in celebration of the successful launch of her book.
MJL Publications is proud to launch their latest project – a compilation book called Touched By Breast Cancer which will be published in 2018.
It is our aim to collect stories that express the many ways in which breast cancer impacts on individuals, their loved ones and their communities.
Whether directly or indirectly touched by Breast Cancer you can be sure that your journey will be challenging but the stories you read will inspire you to rise above and find whatever it is you need for your own personal journey.
If you have a story to tell and would like to share it please follow this link to download the Storyline Concepts for Touched By Breast Cancer:
Randa Habelrih was given the opportunity to talk about her School MATES program on Channel 9’s Today Extra yesterday (confusing isn’t it) and her message has resonated with so many people that the video has gone viral.
Randa is doing wonderful work for children on the spectrum and her message is clear. She wants people to take awareness to a new level that practically facilitates INCLUSION for people on the spectrum and she has created a simply program called School MATES that will show people how to do that in schools.
Last Saturday MJL Publications hosted the formal launch of Parenting A Child On The Spectrum and what a magnificent event it was, with people coming from far and wide to connect with the authors and their stories.
I opened the event to a full house at Redcliffe Library and told the story of how the book came to be. Thank God I booked both meeting rooms because there were even a couple of people standing outside.
Julie Cross, who wrote the foreword for the book, then followed with her own extraordinary story of parenting a child on the Autism spectrum which managed to hold everyone completely captivated, and took them through a range of emotions from pure joy and laughter, to sadness, recognition, bewilderment and then back to joy. It was quite a journey and gave the audience a taste of what to expect from the book.
The recipient of the fundraising efforts on the day was The Sycamore School – Autism Friendly Learning founded by contributing author Cindy Corrie so Cindy gladly gave a presentation outlining details of the first full-time primary school for children on the Autism spectrum in Queensland. Everyone was so moved by her endeavours. What a remarkable achievement.
Contributing author Randa Habelrih, who also wrote the book Dealing With Autism, has created a volunteer, peer-based buddy system called School MATES which is currently being piloted in 4 high schools in New South Wales. Randa’s passion for taking AWARENESS to a whole new level that facilitates INCLUSION was evident in her presentation and everyone present got excited as Randa explained the opportunities that will come as a result of the program.
Every one of the contributing authors have done, and are doing, remarkable things for their families and within their broader communities and we all recognise that we are in very good company.
Each one of the authors was acknowledged and applauded before those that were present came to the front of the room where we captured this precious moment in time with more than half of the contributing authors in the same place at the same time. Given that contributors are from 4 states this was indeed a rare moment.
Finally, lucky door prizes were drawn and many happy people were pleased to be the recipients of some awesome prizes, but none more than Jazzy who drew a $50 Hoyts voucher courtesy of Paula Burgess and Beyond The Maze.
The connection within the room was tangible as new friendships were made, experiences were validated, and books were bought and signed. The experience was perfectly summed up by one of our guests who said this:
“I attended this event today and it was amazing to be there! I could relate to everything as a parent of two boys on the spectrum, I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more. Thank you for sharing your stories and journeys with us, I look forward to reading the book and all of your journeys. I felt so much love and support today. Thank you Deborah Fay, Julie Cross, Paula Burgess and all the other authors.”
This is exactly the experience we wanted to create, not just at the book launch but through the book Parenting A Child On The Spectrum.
And…just when you think it can’t get any better, many of us met straight after at South Bank to witness the bridge Light It Up Blue once more for Autism, for The Sycamore School, for Parenting A Child On The Spectrum, and for hope for families.
A very special and privileged guided tour of the top level of Rydges Hotel in South Bank gave us a very different perspective on the day we’d had, the month that had been, the book that has now officially been released, and the bridge that was blue for all of us who have raised, or are raising a child on the Autism spectrum.
Special thanks goes to my beautiful friends Kim Guthrie and Theresa Smith for their hard work on the day.
Thanks also to my handsome husband Stuart Fay and my amazingly talented son Matthew.
And last but not least, special thanks to Media Coach Deborah Morandin who has been right behind me every step of the way for the last 6 weeks, ensuring that the book gets the attention it deserves, and that the message we are trying to convey gets out to those who need to hear it. Anyone who is looking for media for business, a not-for-profit organisation or for a special project would do well to attend Deborah’s upcoming workshop. Details at Butterfly Media.
Check out the gallery below for more wonderful photos from the day. Thank you to everyone for allowing us to take your photos and share them.
If you would like a copy of Parenting A Child On Spectrum click on the book cover and follow the link to the book shop:
What a week for MJL Publications with authors featuring in two separate stories in this week’s Redcliffe Herald.
First we have the article about the launch of Parenting A Child On The Spectrum featuring Leah Adams, Paula Burgess and Deborah Fay.
The launch will be held at Redcliffe Library this Saturday 30th April starting at 2.30pm followed by the lighting of the Victoria Bridge for the second time to mark the official launch and to wind up Autism Awareness Month.
Get your tickets here:
There was also an article featuring MJL Publications Author Marney Perna who is doing amazing work in the community in her role as President of the Soroptimists International Moreton North Inc. (SIMNI).
Congratulations on all the worthwhile work you do Marney. We are very proud of you.
If you would like your own copy of Parenting A Child On The Spectrum click here:
Do you have story to share in our next compilation project? Click on the book below to find out how you can become a contributing author.
Sandy reviews Domestic Detox:
I loved it! Just finished reading Domestic Detox. Thank you Lorna Emblen, Deborah Fay, and all who contributed. The testimonies were inspiring, and I’m looking forward to continuing to make more positive, healthy changes in my life. Loved the recipes and tips as well!! Recommend everyone grab a copy of Domestic Detox – The Book!!!
Vix O’Neil reviews Domestic Detox:
Read it and loved it. A very inspirational read.
Theresa reviews Domestic Detox
Inspirational! This book motivated me to make small changes for great benefits that work for my family. I loved reading about the journey other people took to changing things that were not working in their lives. A great read.
Elissa reviews Domestic Detox
I want to thank you so much for putting Domestic Detox together. I am addicted. I am over half way through and it is such an eye opener. I realised chemicals were bad but I never knew how bad everyday foods can be. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU.
Yvonne reviews Domestic Detox
I found the book fascinating and informative.. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in improving the quality of their own life as well as the lives of their children.It was really appealing to be able to read of individual family challenges and the way they handled the required changes and the results
Theresa reviews 6 Keys to Happiness
What a great read. Thank you for reminding me of the simple things we tend to forget when life is rushing by. A very easy book to read with a very powerful message.
Cathy reviews 6 Keys to Happiness
I've just finished reading your amazing book. I'm going to go back now and re read slowly and do the exercises at the end of each chapter. I loved that your book was easy to read, very clear and easy to follow. I thought the tool section at the end of each chapter was a great
Tina reviews 6 Keys to Happiness
Fabulous book. The 6 Keys to Happiness by Deb Fay is a must have in your book collection if you are serious about building and living a happy and fulfilled life. Deb has written this book in such as way that it is both inviting and simple to read but also extremely powerful and practical.
Mary reviews 6 Keys to Happiness
I read half of your book in the first night and found it a good reminder as well as a quick reference. It prompted me to explore my values and I was able to make an important decision about my future. I am grateful and relieved about the outcome and for the time you gave to
Jo reviews 6 Keys To Happiness
Yes, I'm really connecting with '6 Keys to Happiness', and I think that's for two reasons: the content makes so much darn sense and I really understand your writing style. Your writing is so well constructed that the text flows in a logical sequence that even a frazzled nutter like me can follow it and
Theresa reviews Parenting A Child On The Spectrum
As a School Officer your book Parenting A Child On The Spectrum gave me great insight into the lives of some of the students I work with. After reading it, I feel so much better equipped to respond to their needs and support their learning......THANK YOU!
Theresa SSchool Officer Learning Support
Dr Renae Beaumont talks about Parenting A Child On The Spectrum
I fully support the project and the concept of parents coming together to help other parents. It is a great idea and it’s wonderful to see parents working together to create a book that brings help and hope to other parents.
Dr Renae BeaumontPsychologist, world-renowned Autism Specialist, Author and Creator of the Secret Agents Society Head of Practitioner Training and Support at the Social Skills Training Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Queensland.
Trish review Parenting A Child On The Spectrum
Read the whole book straight away – very powerful stories – such wonderful outstanding people.
Leah reviews Parenting A Child On The Spectrum
Love it! Can't stop reading it! I'm almost half way there!!
Paul comments on Parenting A Child On The Spectrum
We’ve read half of it already. Wow [these are] some amazing people.
Dr Siti Hawa loves 6 Keys To Happiness
I LOVE YOUR BOOK! I especially love the “worksheets” and blanks to complete. I believe it is useful to address these important questions about ourselves. I have just placed an order for two [more] copies to give to two relatives whom I believe will resonate with the ideas that you write in your amazing book!
Beatrice Peters Reviews Grow Up and 6 Keys To Happiness
“It was nice to meet you on the weekend and I loved listening to your presentation, so interesting and engaging!! I have already read your e-book [Grow Up] and the 6 Keys to Happiness book and they are amazing! I read lots of personal development books and your 2 books have been some of the
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"Great book great insight very plain and easy to read. Makes you think about yourself and others."