Biography Women Books

We All Dare to Dream: Stories of Heartache and Hope from Your Fertility Journeys

Since telling the story of her own fertility journey in Dare to Dream, Izzy Judd has been contacted by hundreds of women wanting to share their own experiences. Izzy's greatest wish is to get people talking about the issues surrounding fertility and for them to find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.

As Izzy herself says: 'Going through any kind of fertility-related struggle or the loss of a baby can be such a lonely and isolating time and I know it can really help to know that there are other couples out there sharing the same experiences and emotions as you are ... it is for this reason that I decided to put together a collection of your stories into this free ebook so that as many people as possible can share them and hopefully find comfort and support in reading about the experiences of others who are on their fertility journeys.'

#dearcancer: Things to help you through

When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another.

The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'.

From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant.

This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

75+ Things I Learned Living 22 Years Abroad

There's a lot to be learned when you leave your home country. In this mini-memoir, Marsha give us over 75 lessons that she learned in her 22-year self-exile.

Sea Beast (True Tales of the Supernatural Kind Book 3)

The forecast was gloomy, a stormy Sunday, the kind you should stay in bed for, read a book, cuddle and so on. The seas were riotous, and so I moderately objected to what seemed like a somewhat risky undertaking. But the intrepid skipper reckoned we had a stellar morning of shark breaching ahead of us. I took his word. We left for the open ocean at dusk, heading towards Shark Alley. Six humans on a tiny boat out to find the impressive Great White Shark. Darkness began to evaporate, but the sun was nowhere to be seen. Despite dense clouds, the increasing lightness brought on by daybreak revealed just how rough the ocean really was. Colossal waves assembled and then subsided before they could break. The sea took deep raging breaths followed by violent exhales. Halfway to Shark Alley, we threw out the decoy, hoping to entice the esteemed predator with the promise of fresh meat, all of us wishing we could get the damn shots and go back to shore. Nothing. Not even the tremendous ocean beings were up for the weather, either that or they knew it was a hoax. The skipper reckoned we should go in deeper to where the sea was even more belligerent. So we did...

Tainted Ladies: Female Outlaws, Renegade Women and Soiled Doves of the Wild West

This lively little guide rounds up a host of colorful women from wild west history from female stagecoach robber Pearl Hart to the beautiful but tragic Baby Doe Tabor. Meet Calamity Jane, who could out-drink and out-shoot any man, and Poker Alice, a widow who earned a living playing cards. Read about the madams and soiled doves who worked in the brothels and parlor houses, and the many renegade women who made up America's past.

The Accidental Author (The What, Why, Where, When, Who & How Book Promotion Series 1)

This is book 1 in a new series which looks at self-publishing for beginners and the skills needed for ongoing book marketing and promotion. This e-books series is based on the experiences of author Sarah Jane Butfield who writes travel memoirs, non-fiction books and romance short stories.

The Accidental Author introduces the author and this series of self-help e-books for new or aspiring self-published authors. The introduction starts with how and why Sarah Jane came to write and self-publish Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure. Find out how an aspiring author aims to be discovered while learning on the job how to write, publish and launch a new career in writing. Beta reader Shontae Brewster says, "A must read for any aspiring author or readers interested in the life of a self-published author. Sarah Jane's never give up approach to life and anything she turns her hand to is beyond admirable."

Book 2 The Amateur Authorpreneur is available now!

Fighting Back: A Short True Memoir Regarding Justice for the Victims of Wealthy Sexual Predators

In this 25-page nonfiction memoir, the author recalls violent acts committed against her person and the various responses of law-enforcement agencies to that violence. There are rape triggers herein, though no detailed descriptions of the acts. There is no salacious material offered within this publication.

Minor: Volume One (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell Book 1)

Minor: Volume One is the first installment of Meghan McDonnell's real life personal journals and spans her eighth year through age 17 and includes reflections on family, friendship, education, a stint at survival camp, and coming of age.

For 30 years, McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid in detail, her journals are her confessional love letter to the world. Join her on a fearless, vulnerable, sometimes painful and quixotic, but always honest journey, also known as the human experience. Readers who love Joan Didion or Cheryl Strayed will enjoy this author.

Knee Deep in a Sea Breeze

Laila Sholtz-Ames spent her youth in Maine, only to find that she never really belonged there. After doing some travels with her parents in Egypt, she decided to break free of the small town chains and really discover the world. In her biography, Laila gives us unique insight on what it means to grow up as an adopted African American in Maine - the whitest state in the United States. A vegan from childhood, Laila never fit to the traditional norms and conservatism of her home city. Through studies in Spain, work in China and travels in deep Africa and Ecuador, Laila finds new perspective to life and the world we live in. In the end, how easy is it to break free of our shackles and reinvent ourselves?

Colors of Amber: A Memoir

"I fell into the lap of death. It licked me clean and threw me back out there." Wrenching and uplifting, the shocking memoir Colors of Amber details Amber B. Skylar's abuse, survival, and transformation. Raised in Ohio welfare housing, Amber describes the light, darkness, and confusion of childhood. Social stratification, sexual deviancy, and capricious violence confused Amber's natural flourish of imagination, exploration, and intellectualization. College brought space, but greater dangers and complexity. Mixed up with the wrong crowd and innocence stolen, Amber grew depressed and apathetic. The Army provided no sanctuary as it was also hostile to women. Mystifyingly drawn to criminal lowlifes and perverts, Amber's destructive relationships spawned volumes of depression. A nightmarish pregnancy yielded a loving child-emotional ammunition to combat abusive men, loneliness, and circumstance. Amber's successful business was collateral damage of 9/11, and again she entered a downward spiral of financial and emotional ruin. Lost for herself and her son, homeless, and suffering from indignity, Amber sought the will to fight once more. With Colors of Amber, Amber B. Skylar emerges as a modern champion of women, encouraging readers to apply the spirit of the warrior to the love of the feminine. Cutting yet delicate, Colors of Amber vividly illustrates the challenges of femininity, the necessity of community, and the importance of love. Colors of Amber is a stirring tour de force, certain to inspire women to reclaim that which lies within.

Mommy's Mansion, Daddy's Beard

Mommy's beauty, Daddy's bi-curiousness?

Mommy's screams, Daddy's drunken nights out.

Mommy's intelligence, Daddy's entrepreneurial skills.

Mommy's desires for a gorgeous home that didn't embarrass her. Daddy's longings to perhaps live another life.

How these opposing forces came together in the end.

Finding Trinity: A short and nippy sort of biography with a bit of philosophical wisdom sprinkled on top

Girl Goes Solo is the story of how a seventeen-year-old managed to fully infiltrate the film world, everything from Red Carpet Galas to Assistant Directing on the set of a show for TVNZ.

Relationship Survivor: Short Story

An amazing story of my relationship journey through life, good or bad. Hoping to inspire victims of domestic abuse as I tell my harrowing story.