Thursday, September 19, 2013

Why You Should Believe in Other People and in Yourself

Writing my new illustrated children's book has become one of the more satisfying parts of my entire professional career. Collaborating with the Woytovich family (who represent the real-life characters in the story), Melissa Lascala (the terrifically talented artist who created every plot image), and my cousin Patrick O'Brien (whose creativity established this book's vision) all mattered deeply. 

Luck isn't the reason

Many people dream of writing a book. Some actually do so. Fewer still purse publication. 

I knew from the moment that I first thought of this idea that this book's message and concept would be embraced by the public. Now, it has and it isn't because of good luck, or good timing. 

When a timeless message is told and other talented people are fully involved in a well-planned process, success is more likely than not. 

Strong ideas will be backed

In future posts I'll elaborate on why writers who truly believe in their book(s) shouldn't pay to publish their own work. I didn't, because I believed that people would see the value in this idea. Enough people did and this book was born. 

Seasoned confidence, persistence and resilience are critical in every life pursuit.

Use this link --->>Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile to see a free preview of the Amazon eBook edition. 

50% of all proceeds from the sale of my new book (in both print and eBook forms) are being donated to the Children's Alopecia Project (CAP).

Feel free to use, or share, this link--->>Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile to purchase the printed book directly from CAP.

Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile --- The story behind the story ...

Thank you to Stacey Stauffer (Fox 29 Philadelphia). She interviewed Madison Woytovich, her parents (Jeff and Betsy Woytovich) and me recently about the latest chapter in this inspiring story. Here's a video link to Stacey's wonderful feature. 

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This mini-tome is a collection of stories and poems for readers who don't take themselves too seriously. I hope that you enjoy it and am always interested in your feedback. 


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