Kei’s Legend of the Rainbow
This beautiful bedtime story explores how rainbows were created. It follows the adventures of the Flower Elf, who spends his days watering the flowers and giving them their bright colours. The clouds create a fair plan to share the elf’s workload. The clouds will water the flowers and the Flower Elf will build a rainbow to colour the clouds.
But the birds hear about this plan and come up with a clever trick to steal the colours. Luckily, the Elf stops them before too much damage is done.
This delightful tale will enthral young children and the stunning hand-drawn images bring the story alive in vivid detail.
“My first meeting with Alex to discuss publishing my book was a positive one. I found Alex welcoming, informative and very professional. Throughout the processes of editing, book cover design, printer account creation and the myriad of paperwork, Alex and her team were guiding, caring and accommodating. I thank you Alex and your team for your help in publishing my book ‘Kei's Legend of the Rainbow’. I especially thank you Alex for your help at one time when I was stuck and found it difficult to accomplish a particular task.”
Illustrated by Jessie Richardson (www.jeriillustrations.com)
This book may be purchased here
Surviving the Devil
Escaping Domestic Violence: A true story
Melanie Survivor grew up in a loving middle-class family where abuse didn’t exist. In her early 20s she met the Devil and had no idea of the world she was entering. Lost, hurt and alone, she lived years of progressive abuse, during which time she gave birth to her first daughter, before escaping. At the age of 37 she met the man of her dreams and is now living in a loving relationship.
Mel broke the cycle of abuse, and you can too.
Read Mel’s story of survival, and see how easy it is to fall into the cycle of abuse
Feel empowered to know YOU always have a choice
Learn the tools to escape a domestic violence relationship
Melanie Survivor is a relationship expert who has turned her life around and now helps others do the same. From her happy blended family home in Australia, she provides one to one support and online courses for survivors of abuse, as well as speaking at seminars and workshops.
“I first met Alex when I attended one of her amazing courses on self-publishing! Alex’s knowledge is inspiring and her compassion contagious. My passion is to change the world and writing ‘Surviving the Devil, Escaping Domestic Violence – A True Story’ took me to very black places I had closed off emotionally in order to survive. Alex’s empathy and understanding was so comforting and I realised that Alex really cares about you and her passion is helping you bring your book to life. I thank you, Alex and team, for your patience and understanding. Being a first-time author, you helped make my journey a wonderful experience. Watch this space for my next journey…”
Chinese Medicine Business Success
How to apply five elements for a thriving clinic
Learn the secrets to achieving a continuous flow of patients and a thriving practice.
Chinese Medicine Business Success meets the demand for simple, practical and step-by-step advice for new graduates of Chinese medicine, encompassing all areas of running a successful clinic.
This resource encourages individual practitioners to connect with their own journey and inspires them to develop their own unique style.
- Use the five elements to guide your plan for your business
- Develop your unique style in business, from vision to reflection
- Acquire increased confidence as a practitioner
"Alex and her team were amazing in every single way in supporting me to have my words published. Their experience in producing a book that one can be proud about is solid. I felt fully supported throughout the whole process from manuscript to printed book. But not only was I guided by their professional expertise but also met in my needs for encouragement and a little love every now and so often. Their assistance made me feel confident that my book will be a beautiful resource that I can be proud of and that my industry is going to love. I can highly recommend Author Support Services to a seasoned or a newbie author. It will be a very memorable experience to have Alex and her team on your side."
Happy Day Out in Toowoomba
Finn & Henry explore the town
Visiting the beautiful Garden City of Toowoomba with children? Then this book is for you!
Come on an exciting adventure through children’s eyes, as Finn & Henry take you to many happy and fun places.
- Read this beautiful adventure to your children or grandchildren
- Reminisce and relive your own childhood growing up in Toowoomba
- Explore child friendly activities around Toowoomba.
"Writing my first children’s book was a daunting task, however having Alex Fullerton to guide me through the process gave me confidence and took away much of the anxiety.
Alex is professional yet very approachable and warm. Her knowledge of the book industry is solid and as a result her advice and support led to me to have a successful and fulfilling experience of publishing my first book.
Not only is Alex a tremendous business woman, but she cares about her clients and gives you that personal touch. I highly recommend Author Support Services and feel very appreciative to have worked with Alex and her team."
Heartbreak, Healing and Happiness
Flourishing after a heartbreak
Heartbreak is a lonely and frightening place to be!
Do you feel as if your world has crumbled around you? Is your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual life sprawled like rubble on the floor, with you in the middle of it, lost and scared?
Are you hearing a resounding ‘YES’ coming from deep inside?
Allow Lara to accompany you on the journey through Heartbreak, via Healing and arriving home flourishing in Happiness. Share in her comforting array of self loving insights and tools, plus her very own raw personal experiences. Use her practical activities and exercises to help you move through the pain and suffering.
Redesign and redecorate your life and heal any old lingering hurts forever. Emerge feeling healed and happy with oodles of energy, eager to embark on your new, fun and exciting life adventure.
Love – Truth - Purpose
- Heartbreak – Learn how to pick yourself up, transform through the grieving process, benefit from the lessons and create self love
- Healing – Unearth your true self and your inner wisdom. Befriend your inner critic and learn how to live a truly authentic life
- Happiness – Expose, design and chase your passions, create your vision, map your goals and start living your soul’s desire and life purpose.
Flourish and live your individual version of happily ever after.
"Alex, you are amazing. Your expertise, passion, patience, editing and coaching allowed my book to come to fruition. You took ‘Heartbreak, Healing and Happiness’, and me, on a fabulous journey, one that I could not have travelled on alone and arrived at my destination in one piece. You were able to give me honest constructive feedback to enable my book to be more succinct and professional. Your editing was spot on and brought all my sentences together beautifully. You provided coaching and support when I felt the whole process becoming a little overwhelming. You provided enthusiasm and passion for my project and I always looked forward to speaking with you. You were able to direct me to third parties for design and printing elements. The knowledge you hold in this area is top notch and I am proud to recommend you to anyone thinking of starting this journey and wanting it to be a fun and fruitful exercise. Thank you again. You are absolutely wonderful and I so appreciate your help. My book and I owe you a debt of gratitude. I will be speaking to you soon to get started on number two."
Happy Mind Formula
Your action plan to mental and physical wellbeing
Do you feel flat, stuck in a rut, struggling with life day in, day out?
Discover how to break the cycle of anxiety, mild to moderate depression, mood swings and low self esteem.
The Happy mind Formula delivers simple practical strategies to help you live a happy, healthy and positive life.
- How to find inner peace daily
- How food intolerances, alcohol and sugar affect the mind
- How to prepare food that will balance your body and brain chemistry
- How to identify if you are a victim of learned behaviour
- How to set boundaries with people so you control your own life
- How to improve your self esteem
- How to change negative though and behavioural patterns
- How to use exercise to change your mood in minutes
- How to get off the roller coaster of life and ‘just be’.
"As a new author I felt overwhelmed. Alex guided me to find structure and decide what the real message was I wanted to deliver. This guidance gave me clarity and confidence to move forward in my writing process. Alex as an editor and support person tells what you ‘need to hear’ and not necessarily what you ‘want to hear’ in order to produce a quality product. I love this character trait in a person and it is invaluable in the process of writing. Alex’s advice and support made my journey an enjoyable experience that really helped me to develop and grow as a writer."
The Jeweller’s Daughter
This chapter in my life was challenging but self-healing. Writing and painting was mental therapy – waking at midnight to paint Red Boat or dancing in the night in the city with friends, echoed by mornings of anxious nervousness waiting to see the psychiatrist and facing the confronting reality of Living Bipolar. Being left behind by an Old Friend and reconstructing life once more was a feat in itself.
Just like an abstract painting there is no easy answer.
My life has been lived and this is my journey in awareness and contemplation.
"When I first started this writing journey, I never thought I would publish my compilation of poems and artworks. For it to come together in print has been an exciting collaboration with you all.
The way in which you quietly and thoroughly handled this process was efficient. Minor and major adjustments back and forth helped to iron out and to improve the quality of the body of work. The writing format using small letters and no punctuation must have been an editor’s nightmare! Not to mention the tidying up of the grammar, spelling and word structure was very helpful.
The overall process was smooth and not at all overwhelming. I feel I have made friends and connected with a group of individuals who understood my work and my creativity."
This book may be purchased here
Grief, Grace and Gratitude
Transforming through your grief journey
Grief is an opportunity to open your heart!
A beautiful love story, yours and the author’s, walking together on the journey through Grief, Grace and Gratitude.
Allow Lara to accompany you to the epicentre of your pain and walk you safely out the other side to the love that awaits you. She teaches you how to transform yourself and find love, truth and purpose through the gifts and lessons of grief.
Opening yourself to an understanding of grief will open your heart to heal. Opening your heart to heal ultimately opens your heart to love again. Walk through the stages of grief and return home to your true nature with a zealous desire to live and rich and full life in your loved one’s honour.
Love – Truth - Purpose
- Grief – Trek through the raw grief, surrendering to the twists and turns of the grief journey, taking you straight to the love in your heart
- Grace – Nurture yourself, prioritise your wants and needs, grow your self-love, follow your yearnings and unearth your truth
- Gratitude – Reap the rewards of your grief journey and shine in the gratitude of your loved one’s life, enjoying the freedom to walk towards your life’s purpose.
"Such a big thank you for bringing my second book ‘Grief, Grace and Gratitude’ to life. I am thrilled to see my new book sitting proudly in the local bookstores, shining in the online stores and travelling around Australia and overseas into the hands of those who are looking to heal their grief. Once again I took an enlightening, empowering and exciting journey with your amazing team. I would not have been able to achieve this milestone without you all. You delivered all over again; your experience, passion, enthusiasm, feedback and support go over and above each and every time. Thank you again for being the godmother to Grief, Grace and Gratitude and her sister book Heartbreak, Healing and Happiness. I look forward to working on another sibling sister book this year. Let’s make it three books for Life in the PINK."
The Happy Mind Movement
Wake up, step up and own it!
I thought I was a basket case. Anxiety and depression consumed me until I took ownership of the part I played in creating my vortex of misery. It was from this space I had the epiphany that anxiety and depression are states, not illnesses. They are simply an SOS signal from within, an alert to re-evaluate your lifestyle, beliefs, values, thinking and the way you view the world. If you are prepared to make a new decision to wake up, step up and own it you too can create a compelling future.
The Happy Mind Movement will help you to:
- find out who you are, where you want to go and how to get there
- balance the brain chemistry through food and movement
- let go of your story and create a compelling future.
"Writing a book can be similar to giving birth. It can be daunting, a bit scary, overwhelming and at times painful. I could not have wished for a better midwife than Alex to assist and coach me in the delivery of the Happy Mind Movement: Wake up, step up and own it. Alex was a great coach who supported me all the way with constructive feedback, editing and creatives ideas. She also helped me to see how the reader would perceive my message and where at times I didn’t have the clarity I thought I had in my message. I also loved the one stop shop Alex provided including coaching, editing, design and type setting. Thanks to Alex and her expertise it was an easy and enjoyable experience. I felt safe and supported all the way. Thank you Alex."
From Bullied to Brilliant
How to artfully avoid fitting in
If you or your child have ever been bullied, you know how deep the wounds can go. You know how victims often suffer in silence and feel deeply unworthy and unimportant.
From Bullied to Brilliant provides a radical new way to rapidly end the cycle of dominance and intimidation. Those who have been bullied will learn how to rediscover their strength and purpose, and find hope and self-acceptance.
Through actual case studies and practical advice this ground breaking book sheds light on the causes of bullying and, importantly, how to end it, including:
- Why bullies attack
- bullies and victims explained
- Ending the pattern of bullying
- Turning your pain into your greatest gain
- 7 steps to peaceful personal power
"When I began the process of writing my book I quickly realised that my greatest problem was not so much being able to transfer my thoughts onto paper, it was far more the ability to understand how those words would be construed. Alex, throughout this process calmly, patiently, dilligently and determinedly guided my at times, rather effervescent ramblings and brought them to life in a form that is at once intelligible, yet uniquely and undeniably mine. I am deeply grateful that the mix of author/editor worked out so beautifully in this instance. You have done a wonderful job helping bring this baby to life Alex, and for that, I am eternally grateful."
Poetry to awaken the senses & soothe the soul
The moon is a naked lychee, full and plump
A lantern that shimmers a path out to sea
My soul hurtles outward into a high jump
Soars across the ocean to eternity
A compilation of verse
We all experience a kaleidoscope of feeling in life. It is what makes us human. Emotive covers some of these themes, including love, sorrow, happiness, joy, loss and ageing.
"From the initial tentative email I had sent to Author Support Services, “Dear Alex, I have written a lot of verse and free verse and would like to publish a book of poetry” to the upbeat, encouraging response I received “Congratulations on writing your book”, I felt extremely fortunate to have found Alex.
I could not have asked for a more professional, nurturing and user-friendly experience than I had with Author Support Services. Alex encourages a writer to think outside of the box. I am forever grateful for her innovative and beyond-the-call-of-duty flair for editing. This was especially apparent when Alex was editing one of my poems and relayed to me that she had gone into her garden and tasted a bougainvillea flower, which she informed me tasted horrible and bitter – all for the betterment of my book – I took her word for it!
With Alex’s guidance and expertise I hold in my hands with pride, Emotive Poetry to awaken the senses and soothe the soul. Special thanks also to the team of specialists Alex works in conjunction with, especially her designer Sylvie who executed the vision I had for my book far better than I could have imagined."
A Stroke of Poetry
Poems of healing and hope after stroke
I was a busy wife and mum, working as an independent Private Investigator. This was my retirement job, having previously served 25 years as a UK Police Officer. On 15 April 2013 I suffered a stroke and my whole life changed.
Recovery from stroke can involve emotional, physical and creative healing. For Shelagh, poetry was an outlet that allowed her to record her journey back from the edge. Make your own way through these pages to find ideas, inspiration and the understanding that you are not alone.
- Amusing poems about forgetfulness and frustration
- Poignant stories of the battle with depression and fatigue
- Creative colouring pages to soothe the soul
- Inspirational quotes to keep you moving
"A Stroke of Poetry is no longer a dream. It is now a book I can share with the world. My wish to self-publish my book of poetry would never have been realised had I not been introduced to the inspiring Alex Fullerton. Alex understood me. She understood why I wanted to do my book and where I wanted to go with it. Alex has not only edited, guided and mentored, but has been my confidante, my early morning/late night panic button recipient when I began to stress over the smallest of things. Alex kept me grounded and motivated and believed from the start I could achieve my goal. She gave me the confidence to keep moving forward with positivity, knowing it would all be good in the end. Alex is passionate about each and every one of her authors and has certainly gone that ‘extra mile’ and far beyond for me. I am ever so grateful for her input into my book, her ideas, her energy and most of all her expertise to make it all happen. I am delighted with my book and thank Alex from the bottom of my heart for doing what she advertises and ‘bringing my book to life’. If you have a dream to write a book, you should look no further."
Falling light skims the earth,
like flat stones on water,
pushing shadows through trees
Widely published in other mediums, Pushing Shadows is Julie Hyndman's first book of poetry. Her work draws on experiences of life, loss and love. Described as ‘life in words’ her poems create an emotional image in the readers mind, evoking a physical response –the reader can't help but feel the words.
"Without Alex, ‘Pushing Shadows’, my first book of poetry, would not have been published. With heart, Alex helped me firstly sort through the ‘mind mess’, then with gentle prodding kept me on track, carefully nudging when needed to finally make it to the Brisbane Writers Festival 2015. What a huge achievement, which was only a dream til Alex helped bring it to reality. Thank you so much Alex, words aren’t enough."
Salt of the Sea: Tales from commercial fishermen
Tales from Commercial Fishermen
“He had been at sea on boats when they dodged force 12 gales a couple of times but he was doing exactly what he wanted to do – working with the best men on the best boats in the worst extremes of weather. He was testing himself – he wanted to know if he could measure up with the best fishermen. Having spent many seasons in the harsh North Sea and then in the frigid Antarctic Ocean in later years – I reckon he passed his own test, with flying colours.”
Participation rates in Australia’s commercial fishing industry have declined at an alarming rate. Rather than lament what has been lost, Dave Dawson has gathered stories to celebrate what was. A few select real life characters have shared their exciting tales of life at sea, in fair and foul weather, through the boom times and the busts. Each of these fishermen demonstrate the strength, resolve, determination and endurance required for success in a very tough, yet rewarding world. Join Dave for a taste of the way that the world was, and perhaps should still be, when men were men, unrestricted by a bloated, overbearing environmental and bureaucratic monster. Come, step aboard and sail away with us for a unique view of this wonderful ocean of proud individuals - the salt of the sea.
"Salt of the Sea is my first book and deals with the rough and tumble world of commercial fishing. I have been deeply compelled to share some of these unique and exciting stories with the general public. One of the greatest challenges I faced was to write in a user-friendly manner acceptable to industry experts and peers as well as non-fishing industry outsiders. I spent countless hours searching the web for editorial assistance and found myself drawn towards Author Support Services. Alex immediately understood my mission and very professionally went about turning my dream into reality, and there are already numerous signs that the book will be a success. When I feared I could go no further, Alex lifted me up to fight yet another round. Her enthusiasm and skill bought me to the finish line. The end result is a book that I am extremely proud of."
a Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe
Sarah Martine, a sassy thirty-something woman, has been living in New York City and fast tracking the corporate ladder. After returning to Australia to attend the funeral of her best friend Mischa, Sarah synchronistically finds herself enmeshed in a thrilling journey of awakening. Set within the sacred lands of Eastern Australia, Sarah embarks on a voyage of discovery to unveil the most cherished wisdoms of our ancient ancestors – the 13 Sacred Keys of Creation.
The 13 Sacred Keys form a map, a map that unlocks the secrets of the universe, the secrets that mystics, sages, and monks have revered throughout the ages of time. These Keys are the principles of evolution and the foundations upon which the entire cosmos evolves.
You will be guided through the 8 Dimensions of our galaxy, to facilitate the awakening of each Sacred Key within your life. You will discover how your dreams seed the discovery of your greatest passions, ignite your highest aspirations and transcend the perceived limitations of your physical world through the power of LOVE.
"It was an absolute delight to work with Alex of Author Support Services. Alex has the natural talent of de-mystifying the whole self publishing process and ensuring your book comes together with grace and ease. I remember sending my first draft manuscript to Alex with trepidation and a little anxiety, as I was concerned that my book may lose its magical essence during the editing process. However, I experienced the complete reverse; the message within my pages flourished under Alex’s guidance and transformed into a beloved book filled with light and soul. Thanks Alex for being a part of something so dear to my heart."
Simone M. Matthews
Unleash Your Money Mojo
Breakthrough Strategies for a Millionaire Mindset
What would your life look like if you took positive and decisive action at every opportunity? Pim Stort explains in down-to-earth terms what has been holding you back. Become an expert in planning and implementing definitive strategies to create the successful and rewarding future you’ve dreamed of.
In this book you’ll discover:
- The power of your subconscious mind and how to control it
- How to identify your attitudes to money and upgrade them
- The golden rules to creating substantial prosperity
- How to take clear and definite action in any situation
- The essential qualities needed to become a millionaire
- How to ignite your money mojo and live an extraordinary life
- How to smash through your limiting beliefs around creating significant wealth.
"The process of writing my first book was somewhat overwhelming until I was fortunate enough to be referred to Alex. The burden of mastering this unfamiliar work was lifted. Her advice was invaluable and her expertise and natural flair added enormously to the readability of the book. She was totally professional and indispensable as my editor and guide throughout the entire process. I know her input, skill and energy made a huge difference to the finished product. I highly recommend Alex as she is reliable and easy to work with, and adds a depth of expertise while retaining the author’s individual style and manner."
Past – Present – Future
Past – Present – Future describes the situations a group of people encounter during a forty-year journey. The story begins with events starting in 1973 and covers the tales leading up to the present –2001. The plotline then follows future events leading up to the year 2010.
The book merges reality with fiction and mixes elements of drugs, sex and supernatural forces to create a stunning plotline that is sure to keep readers riveted.
"I first met Alex at a writers’ workshop. Over the following six months, Alex’s editing skills and encouragement kept me on track to complete my first novel. Going from someone who had limited creative writing skills two years ago to completing my first book was a dream come true. I have Alex to thank for it, as well as my wife and family for putting up with my self absorption. I have since secured a publishing deal in the USA as well as a joint venture with an Irish company for the ebook."
Accepting with Grace
Mastectomy & Reconstruction – My Choice Before Breast Cancer
How one woman broke the curse of cancer.
What would you do if doctors discovered you had a potential 80% chance of developing cancer? Sharon Tregoning decided to do something. She’d already lost her sister Bess to breast cancer, had developed three benign breast lumps herself, and was undergoing the nerve-wracking routine of annual mammograms and ultrasounds.
The catalyst for action arose with the starting revelation about her family’s genetic history – five women in the last four generations of her family had succumbed to breast cancer, and three before the age of 45.
With full knowledge of her predisposition, Sharon decided to take control of her destiny. She committed to a radical fight-back plan – a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction using her own tummy tissue. Her husband Reid described the move as a “pre-emptive strike”.
This is her very candid story – complete with graphic photographs – of that agonising decision, and her year-long road to recovery, in rebuilding her body, and reclaiming hope for a cancer-free future.
"Alex was a dream to work with. As an author presenting her first book for editing, I was understandably nervous. But Alex refined and finessed my book without trampling on the essence and feel of what I wanted to convey. We likened the process to the giving birth and growth of a child. Our baby grew into a fully fledged young lady who was ready to be introduced to society! Thanks Alex – you made it so easy."
Stories of Hope
There are times in our lives when we need to hear a story of HOPE. To know that we are not alone in our time of suffering brings great comfort and a sense of togetherness. Hearing the stories of others who have triumphed over hard times brings encouragement that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. As you read the journeys of these remarkable people, may you find strength, courage, inspiration and purpose for your own life, and know that no matter how hard times get, there is always HOPE.
"I have recently had the absolute privilege of engaging Alex Fullerton and her team at Author Support Services to help me bring my very first book to life, Stories of HOPE Australia ‘Everyday People, Extraordinary Stories.
I cannot more highly recommend Alex and her team to anybody wanting assistance to publish their book. They went above and way beyond to help me have my book published in a short period of time and always met my requests with the utmost patience, kindness and professionalism. This helped make the journey so smooth for me."
Property in Stilettos
The savvy woman’s guide to building wealth and having it all
Property in Stilettos is a thought-provoking book that teaches women how to take their financial future into their own hands by building wealth through property. With the latest tools and strategies, you will learn how to set yourself up for financial independence, feel empowered through any challenges and stride out standing tall and in control of your finances. This book will teach you how to:
- Get yourself into the property market
- Create additional income for you and your family
- Overcome your fears in investing in property