Few people’s careers have spanned as many aspects of the show business world as have Robin Hawdon’s. From stage, TV, and film actor (who came close to being James Bond), to playwright performed in over forty countries, to West End stage director, to mainstream Theatre Director, to five star novelist, his activities include both triumphs and major setbacks.
In the course of such a long career he has either worked with, or encountered, some of the most famous names around. From the British stage, John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Laurence Olivier, John Mills, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce, and Michael Crawford. From Hollywood, such as Charlton Heston, Lauren Bacall, Deborah Kerr, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Warren Beatty, and Judy Garland. From the world of comedy, Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howerd, Terry Scott, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. From politics, Harold Macmillan, Anthony Wedgewood Benn, and Chris Patten. And many more.
Here are told stories of those encounters, together with entertaining tales of Hawdon’s lively domestic life spread over four different countries, his reflections on the national characteristics of the French, Spanish, American, and Australian peoples, his joyous indulgence in the delights of their cultures, his comments on their varied political and social eccentricities, and his dramatic exploits in their property markets.
But above all this is about his love of his work, his family, his homes, his pleasures, and life in general.
"I have worked with a number of publishers in the UK and the USA over a long career - some great, some not. Living now in Australia, I was hesitant about self-publishing my memoir, Almost Famous, about my sixty years in show business. But then I discovered Alex Fullerton and her Author Support Services, and took the plunge. If you want someone with expert knowledge of the process, real dedication to making the best of your book, and true diligence in attending to all the detail as the complex business progresses, then Alex provides it. She also has an efficient team behind her for all the different aspects. Great to find such an affordable service away from all the big city outfits!"
A Bully In All Of Us
The truth about bullying
A Bully In All Of Us is for anyone who uses bullying. It helps us understand ourselves and why we bully. I should know as I have done it myself and learnt why it will never work. I openly pass on my knowledge so we can gain insights to learn what real power is and start a resolution to stop bullying and make this world a better place.
This book is for adults and children alike. It is about realisation, understanding and mending the pain caused by bullying. It’s time to stop blaming and punishing the bully, which only keeps bullying alive and hasn’t worked so far. It’s time for a new approach which engages the person who uses bullying to make the change in a non-judgemental way.
Throughout the world, in every community, school, workplace, sporting event, and in family homes, bullying has and continues to be a problem. Unfortunately, bullying will always happen while people who use bullying hide from the truth. My hope is that we can adopt a new approach where the bully can learn from their mistakes and create the real change that keeps people safe.
This book is available for purchase here
Conversations with Strangers
The art of creativity and connection
Conversations with Strangers nourishes with a mix of inspiration, creativity and an openness with new people.
From personal stories and family celebrations to travel, art and food, author Marg Gibbs encourages your connection in joyous ways with the landscape of strangers.
Inspired by Marg’s love of nature and art, this stylish, contemporary and artistic book offers something for all to enjoy.
“During the COVID crisis and pandemic of 2020, a team of dedicated workers under the skilful guidance of Alex Fullerton helped bring my book to life. ‘Conversations with Strangers – the art of creativity and connection’ is about finding the unexpected joy and gladness when one encounters another. Finding new meaning, perspective, silence and creativity energises the soul and mind in our global chaos.
Alex diligently worked with her capable editor, book designer and team to shape the pages of my first adult book, bringing it into the world. With full colour, 162 pages of photographs, text, activities and poems, my book is now in my hands and heart. Alex also set up a printer account for me with the printer and distributor Ingram Sparks. Her services at all times were professional and compassionate, two qualities one needs when navigating the writing journey. I recommend you browsing her website and taking the plunge.”
Kei’s Legend of the Stars
This beautiful children's story tells a legend of the time when pieces of the sky started falling down. All the animals wondered what was happening and knew they had to find a way to stop the sky from falling.
By learning how to work together and rely on each other, the animals came up with a clever plan to save the sky.
Along the way, they created the beautiful stars we see in the night sky.
“Alex and her team helped me published my first book Kei's Legend of the Rainbow. Based on that successful experience, I had no hesitation in asking Alex to help me publish my second book Kei’s Legend of the Stars.
During the publishing of the first book, I had lots of questions and uncertainties, and certainly no ideas of the necessary sequence of actions required. Alex patiently and fully answered all my queries and lessened a lot of my anxieties. The result of all Alex and her team's guidance and explanations from the first book is that for the second book we eliminated a lot of hesitancy and uncertainties. I knew what to do and when.
The publishing of my second book was quick and smooth and, excitingly, we have a great product to show for it. Thank you to Alex and your team for your help in achieving that.”
This book may be purchased here
Loss, Love and Lessons
Healing pet loss and grief
PET LOSS BRINGS BOTH GRIEF AND LOVE!
A heartfelt story of love, grief and loss – yours and your pet’s – as you honour your furry, feathery or scaly friend. Loss, Love and Lessons guides you to follow the ‘paw prints’ on your heart, enabling you to heal your loss, feel the love and appreciate the lessons.
Allow Lara, a heart-centred grief counsellor, to accompany you through Loss, Love and Lessons as she shares from her personal and professional experience and knowledge on grief. An array of tools, insights, reflections and exercises, interwoven with Lara’s own grief love story, are designed to help you on your healing journey.
Though grief cracks open your heart, this book guides you to continue to feel the love that shines down brightly from your pet angel at the Rainbow Bridge, bringing healing and peace. The unconditional love of two souls connected as one never dies!
The whole point is love!
- Loss – Heal your loss as you meet the grief of losing your beloved pet. Surrender to the process as you allow your heart to spill over and connect to the unconditional love.
- Love – Feel the love that lies deep in your heart as you journey through the tumultuous and often misunderstood grief journey. Learn tools and strategies to cope as you honour your pet.
- Lessons – Appreciate the lessons your pet gifts you as you assimilate these into your own life. Go on to live a deep and rich purposeful life in their honour.
Without grief there is no love!
“Thank you deep from my heart for bringing my much loved book ‘Loss, Love and Lessons – Healing pet loss and grief to life’. It is with honour that I write another testimonial for Alex and her team at Author Support Services as my third book is birthed. The journey to birth a book is long, challenging, fun and all the rainbow of emotions in between and taking this journey with Alex and her team makes it a supportive, exceptionally easy and fun one. Absolutely everything is looked after so all you need to do is be in your creative juices and actually write your book; they take care of all the rest.
Having written a few books now I have also learnt a lot about the process and due to the excellent editing and proofing I have learnt how to be a better writer. The team pulled my book together beautifully and Sylvie the designer finished the process with a beautiful pink cover that is matched perfectly to my business brand. ‘Heartbreak, Healing and Happiness’ and ‘Grief, Grace and Gratitude’, her sister books, are very thrilled to welcome ‘Loss, Love and Lessons’ to the Life in the Pink book family. I love my new book and owe a debt of gratitude to Alex and her magnificent team. Without you there would be no books. So, again, the biggest PINK thank you. Here’s to the future, a continued partnership and book number four…”
A Dangerous Pursuit of Happiness
A female pro surfer’s terrifying memoir of surviving abduction in India
Carmen never felt like she fit in. Even as a very young child, she was certain there was more going on than met her eye. She was always searching for something more, something deeper. Her quest led her from a difficult childhood into a world of external fame, fortune and adventure as a world-class pro surfer. However, riding the ecstatic waves of professional surfing only hid her inner pain; it didn't stop the bouts of crushing despair. Carmen started to explore self-development and then took a deeper dive into spirituality at the age of 21.
Her pursuit took her to India to study with the Dalai Lama, but in her innocence she was abducted, stripped of her money and passport, held captive, repeatedly raped and extorted for two long months. After a dramatic rescue, Carmen made her way back home to Australia and began the long journey to healing, self-worth and forgiveness. What she discovered is profound.
“I have so many amazing feelings about the journey I completed with Alex and her team. I'd been writing and rewriting my book for what felt like forever. I'd get to a certain point and then realise I wanted to change something... so I'd go back to the beginning and start all over again. I kept doing that until Alex kindly told me to stop and actually write it all the way to the end. Then she provided a team who supported me in doing exactly that. Without them, I'd probably still be writing around and around in circles to this day. Alex and her team guided me in every possible way, providing me with information and advice I didn't even know I needed. Their loving, strong encouragement got me to the finish line and I doubt I'd have been able to do it without them. I felt heard, understood and nurtured throughout the process. And yet all the while, the entire team demonstrated professional service at the highest standard I could have hoped for.
I'm so proud of the book I ended up with. My memoir has become the masterpiece I always envisioned it as, thanks to the Author Support Services expertise. I'm already looking forward to working with the team on my second book. Thank you so much, girls. Keep on rocking it!”
Magick for the mind, body and soul
Do you dream of reconnecting with your truth, your wild self, your intuition and your own magick? You are invited to join Belinda as she shows you the path that leads to all this and more.
Just like the witchling, the heroine of this piece, you will take an enchanted journey of magick, wholistic self-care and deep personal healing, leading you to self-discovery and empowerment.
The intention is set for you to open your awareness, connect to your intuition, connect to the Divine and, ultimately, connect to the Divine within you.
You will discover:
- the foundations of magick and witchcraft
- self-care rituals and self-healing techniques
- journaling and internal questions that will empower you
- rituals and spells to bring positive change into your life.
Learning to gently weave these practices through your daily life, you will flow beautifully along a path of self-discovery to a place of magickal wholistic living where you can reclaim your power and step into your truth.
“Thank you, Author Support Services, for helping me bring a dream to life. Many years ago, I remember attending a presentation Alex did about writing a book and at the time I thought ‘I've got nothing to write about’. Yet here we are.
Writing this book has been a huge journey personally and professionally and it would not have been possible if not for the support of Alex and her amazing team. Your professionalism, understanding and patience have been such a beautiful thing throughout this process and I felt very supported, something that is so important when taking on such a big project.
I have loved working with you all and hope to do so again one day (I need a rest first!). In the meantime I am going to enjoy the next part of my book's journey – sharing it with the world. Thank you.”
Emotionally Happy Homes
Transform, Understand and Manage Your Emotional Stress
Do you ache to feel happier within yourself and more connected to the people in your home? Maybe you feel okay, but you wish you had a stronger sense of emotional awareness, steadiness and wellness. This book takes you beyond feeling just okay with your emotions. It empowers you to see your emotional body as a valuable strength and an abundant gift in your life. Together, you and I will explore new ways to listen to your emotions and follow your heart.
You will learn:
- How to practice emotional hygiene so you can transform your life with the inner peace that comes from being emotionally healthy
- What emotions are, including the ability to understand and hear the messages they have for you
- How to stop reacting to unwanted situations and instead manage your emotions and respond with awareness.
For over two decades, Jules O’Neill has created profound results for clients of her Women’s Wisdom® and Body Consciousness® programs, designed to relieve emotional stress and create a life of freedom. She is a speaker and therapist empowering clients to address issues in themselves and their homes
“Emotionally Happy Homes is the first book I have bought to life. I could not have done it without Alex and her team of amazing professionals. Getting my writing to a place of completion was one of the hardest things I have done. Alex and her team made it not only possible but gave me a result that was better than what I imagined.
Every step of the way I felt supported, valued, and that I had a team cheering me on. Even at my most vulnerable, which happened a lot throughout this process, Alex showed up with just what I needed every time. She always found a way to get me back on track and transform the ‘speed humps’ back into the flat road. Every phone call and meeting was uplifting and welcoming. I was always left feeling great about myself and my book.
Anyone who has a dream to write a book and publish it, lean into Alex and her team.
They will make it happen in the most amazing, supportive, professional and integral way possible.
I have so much gratitude for Author Support Services. Thank you, Alex.”
Wacko Jacko’s Super Wacky School Days
After the success of Wacko Jacko’s Super Wacky Birthday, the family adventures continue in Super Wacky School Days, when Frankie vomits live on camera and becomes a MEGASTAR! His super wacky grandma and her ferocious terrier, Sparkles, come to visit… FOREVER!
Expect more hilarious fun and farts as Frankie somehow becomes a JOINER at school. By mistake! First the school rugby team, then the school band and, with the help of his sister, Darcy, even the school talent quest. Can it get any worse? You guessed it! It does.
“Working with Author Support Services is a dream come true for a self published author. Not only did Alex and her team of publishing experts support me through every step of the process, they have a wealth of knowledge and are always there for advice after the book is out there in the world.”
The Wacko Jackos Series.
Stories of Hope
Everyday People, Extraordinary Stories
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."
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
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
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
"Alex, I am so glad we crossed paths. I really enjoyed the journey. You made what would have been a daunting experience really manageable and structured. You picked the best women to work with me on my book. Thank you so much for what you have contributed to me and my life. I don't think you quite understand the little gift you give us authors; it really is such huge generosity. Looking forward to marketing this book and then onto the next one with you and your beautiful team."
In the Raw
The Healthy Raw Food Manual
When Anne Clark’s book In the Raw book was first published back in March 1993, very few people embraced the raw food lifestyle. Since then there has been a growing movement of awareness about the health benefits of live food and plant based medicine.
This is the 4th revised edition of In the Raw which gives insights into raw food living. It is also jam-packed with wisdom on maintaining a positive mental attitude, supporting greater resistance to disease and encouraging natural healing of the human body.
“In the Raw was first published in 1993 and I needed help to bring it up to date and modernise the look. I knew the content was good, but I wanted to keep it relevant and ineeded a professional organisation to make that happen. Alex and her team at Author Support Services were amazed at how the content has stood the test of time, and brought out the best in it. It’s a love project, and now it’s absolutely beautiful in both print and ebook. I am so proud of it and I couldn’t have done it without them. Natasha came to my home office to work through my files and get everything to Sylvie, who used her design magic to really make it pop. It’s now in full colour and full of recipe photos bursting with flavour. I now have an account with their printer and I’m thinking of updating some more of my books!”
A young woman's fight for dignity and fabulousness on her terminal cancer journey
Locked in a world of pain, medication and frustration, the only thing Lisa felt she had any control over now were her words. Over 65,000 people read her honest, funny and raw blog Terminally Fabulous. Her supporters shared regularly in the heartbreak endured by this beautiful, vivacious and courageous young blogger during her cancer journey. No subject was off limits with Lisa’s humour and brutal honesty shining through, even on her toughest days. Along with this tragic sentence came special moments and opportunities which we share with you in this book.
- Walk the journey with Lisa through tears of joy and sadness
- Share in the ups and downs and know you are not alone
- Sense the loss and void the families of those with cancer endure.
“Alex and her amazing team at Author Support Services have handheld me throughout this process and made it as seamless as possible. What most of you won't know is that I haven't read the book from beginning to end – I just couldn't do it but thanks to the amazing team I had supporting me, I didn’t need to. Alex and her amazing team were my knights in shining armour. They provided me with guidance and encouragement and their gentle nudges and kind words always got me back on track when I most needed it. When something didn't flow, they would tell me. When my dates didn't match up, they would encourage me to track back to ensure it was accurate. I would have been lost without them. Thank you all so so much xox.”
Lisa & Geraldine Magill
The Power of a Peaceful Woman
49 ways to drop the armour and defuse the drama
This book is a practical resource for every remarkably unremarkable woman. The woman who handles life’s daily dramas and the pressure of keeping it all together in her family, work, home and relationships. It’s for the woman who convinces herself and the world that she’s ‘got this’, while hiding a secret fear of not being enough. This deep-down fear is the driving force that unconsciously fuels her struggles and keeps her from the peaceful, loving and joy-filled life she so deeply desires. With this book, that’s all about to change.
- Discover how to drop the armour that hides your fears and keeps you and your heart hidden from the world
- Learn how to defuse ALL the drama and conflict in your life, without giving in, being a pushover or becoming a doormat
- Reconnect to your inner wisdom so you can truly hear the voice of your heart, because SHE knows the way.
These pages reveal 49 ‘real life’ lessons and practices that will guide you to the most potent power on earth – your inner peace.
“When I finally took the leap and decided to write my first book, I knew I wanted to self publish as an indie author. However, I had absolutely no idea where to begin. The best decision I made was to sit down and have chat with Alex Fullerton of Author Support Services, one of the most respected self-publishing companies in Australia. Alex has a team of expert editors, proofers and designers who she has hand selected to support you in every stage of the writing process. I was continually blown away by just how much they truly 'got me' and my vision for my book. Every aspect was covered, right through to distribution and marketing. To say I am ecstatic with the end result is an understatement. I am beyond grateful to you all!”
Wacko Jacko’s Super Wacky Birthday
Frankie Jackson is totally dreading his birthday. For one he hates clowns… especially the evil zombie type! But another year older means another year taller… super freaky tall like the rest of The Jackos. He just wants to be normal!
His birthday turns out to be more fun that ever! He shoots paint balls at zombies, gets trapped on the scariest roller coaster ever and he even makes a new friend. If you have a weird family with silent but deadly farters, this book is for YOU!
“Finding Author Support Services was the best discovery I have ever made. The support and advice that Alex provided through the whole process of writing and publishing my middle primary children’s book was seamless. As a first-time author I required lots of support and Alex was there for me at every turn. It’s one of those experiences where you don’t know what you don’t know until you start. I am currently self-publishing my second book and I truly believe that ‘wanting to be a published author’ and my satisfaction of ‘being a published author’ was largely due to the expert team at Author Support Services.”
The Wacko Jackos Series.
Solving the Mystery of Intimate Sex and Relationship
Coming Together is a definitive, no apologies roadmap for a successful intimate relationship. Learn to create a deeply satisfying bond that lasts long after the honeymoon spark. This book normalises any struggles you might be going through without blame and offers solid and lasting tools to take you into increasing clarity and sustainable love.
Using our roadmap:
- You’ll find insight and suggestions to help you both fall in love with and desire your partner over and over again
- Making love will become a place of safety, connection and life sustaining pleasure
- Our simple ABC practice will become your go-to tool during times of challenge, helping you grow together rather than apart.
"I always knew I had a book in me – at the very least an intriguing autobiography that people could learn from. My decision to write a how to book for others that still included things that were deeply personal to me felt very important, even though I had no idea how I could make it all a reality. I’m very grateful to Alex and her editing, design and marketing team for honouring all of these desires as professionally as possible, and at a very reasonable cost. (I was initially nervous about the hourly rate model, but I’m happy to say they offered excellent value for money.) And I really appreciated the team’s dedication to answering any questions I had in a timely manner. I now have a book that my co-author partner and I can be proud of, with no niggling questions about whether anything could have been done better. We felt like we were part of a professional, experienced team – and Alex’s passion for supporting her authors even extended to helping us calm our book launch nerves!"
Annette Baulch & Graeme Sudholz
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."
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…”
The Million Dollar Handshake
The Million Dollar Handshake is about more than making money – it is also about helping you feel a million dollars.
First impressions count – even before you speak a word, the way you walk, make eye contact and connect with the other person will tell them so much about you. One for the best first impressions you can make is with your handshake. A handshake can let the other person know if you are nervous, over-excited, confident or cocky – and it can tell you so much about the other person too, once you learn the signs.
The Million Dollar Handshake will teach you how to communicate better in all parts of your life – starting with your handshake.
"As a professional speaker and owner of a sales training company, I know the importance of good training, so signed up to Alex’s book writing workshop. I left the workshop with a clear strategic understanding of exactly what each chapter of my book would contain and was impressed enough with Alex’s expertise that I hired her as my one-to-one book coach.
Rather than publishing The Million Dollar Handshake, I decided to convert all the book content into workbooks for my training bootcamps. In the first year alone, those bootcamps brought in more than $150,000 in extra business, far outstripping my initial investment with Alex.
Hachette – the second largest publisher in the world – then became aware of my work and offered me a contract. Before long, my book was entered in the London Book Festival and nominated for The Orion Publishing Group Business Book of the Year.
Today, I’m filled with gratitude for Alex’s skilled help in getting my book off the ground. It’s fair to say that without her expertise in mapping out and writing my book, I’d never have achieved the success I have now."
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."
Happy Day Out in the Outback
Finn & Henry explore
Visiting the Australian outback 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.
Happy Day Out on the Sunshine Coast
Finn & Henry explore
Visiting the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland 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 on the Sunshine Coast
- Explore child friendly activities on the Sunshine Coast
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."
Roller Coaster Mumma
Roller Coaster Mumma is a series of insane, real life laughs to remind you that you are normal. YOU are an AWESOME MUMMA. It’s a pick up, put down, put a smile on your dial, fly by the seat of your pants kind of book where there is no guilt, no judgement, you can just be.
"Professional, heart holder and butt kicker, with a sense of humour … that’s how I’d describe Alex Fullerton. The standard of service provided by Alex and her team was outstanding. I didn’t realise quite how daunting the process of writing and publishing a book could be, so I sincerely valued and trusted the much needed guidance and support throughout every step of my journey publishing ‘Roller Coaster Mumma: The ride from birth to bonkers!’ Alex really understood my ideas and helped bring the creativity that was in my head to life. Alex guided me in making the difficult decisions and meeting deadlines, but most of all she held my heart and believed in me and my book!"
My Life as Your Dog
Record your dog’s personality, mishaps, adventures and more, with space for photos and stories.
Whether you have a new puppy or have fostered, inherited or rescued a dog from a shelter, this book is for you.
- Fun interactive journal of your dog’s life journey
- Room for photos, notes and stories of your four legged friend
- Tips and tricks for you and your dog!
"My Life as Your Dog – Milestones, Messes and Mementos’ would still be hand written in a sketch book if I hadn’t met Alex. I had a great concept for the book, I had basically written the content but I didn’t have a clue about bringing it to life.
As soon as I met Alex and discussed my book, I immediately saw a glint in her eye and knew she understood where I was coming from. Not only was Alex personable, professional and knowledgeable, she appreciated and embraced my wacky sense of humour and even taught me a few new dog puns along the way
Alex has held the leash, helped me sit and stay, calmed me when I have been chasing my tail and encouraged me every step of the way. The process was quite involved and if not for Alex I may not have seen my book in print. Now I am like a dog with a bone and about to get it out there for all the dog owners and lovers. I am so proud of the final product and now I have ideas for more books, I am excited all over again!
I highly recommend Alex, whether you are looking for someone to guide you gently or give you that extra push to bring your book to life, look no further. Thank you Alex for your support, patience and expertise!"
This book may be purchased here
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."
Today is Pete the Lion’s birthday. He is looking for all his friends so they can come and play on this special day. But Pete is in for a big surprise. Today he learns it is friends, not things, that make him happy.
"As I stand here with my brand new copy of my first children’s book, Pete’s Surprise in my hot little hands, I can’t help but smile at my dream made reality. There it is, my name on the cover of an actual book with my own characters and pictures inside.
In a perfect world I would tell you I came to Alex at Author Support Services with a well organised file full of illustrations and words and the confidence to know what I wanted and how to get it. Reality was a lot different. Disorganised as only a creative person can be, it took a woman like Alex with her outstanding listening skills to untangle it all and understand the way I did things.
With her endless patience and straight talk, Alex was there to take me by the hand and lead me (sometimes drag me) through the mind numbing territory of paperwork, applications and submitting, all the necessary steps it takes to get published. I am forever thankful for Alex’s magical ability to know the difference between when my life was too crazy to take even a small step forward on this project, and when I was procrastinating and indulging my self doubt."
This book may be purchased here
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."
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."
Healing the Heart of Your Business
You’re often promised that once you follow your soul purpose, things will magically align themselves and abundance will follow. However, in a busy world, creating a successful business around your calling takes passion and commitment which can be overwhelming for heart-centred women. This guide has been specifically designed to show you that it’s possible to experience holistic success without having to sacrifice your well-being.
Healing the Heart of Your Business is filled with thought-provoking insights, practical ideas and questions designed to bring out your inner knowing by examining the North, South, East and West Poles of your business.
- the secret to recommitting to your deeper life purpose
- how to fine tune the feminine art of receiving for greater abundance
- ultimate ways to hour your physical body for sustainability
- sacred tools to break through your mental blocks to success
- essential keys to being a self-determined leader with heart and ease
- how to fall in love with your business again
"After working with Alex to write my book, I can’t imagine how any writer could afford not to have her skilful, experienced and wise guidance. Alex has saved me countless hours of directionless work and bucket-loads of frustration. She has given me the priceless gift of having a clear direction in my writing process. This has saved me from experiencing my tendency towards writer’s block. Alex is the ultimate writer’s secret weapon. I can’t thank you enough 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."
Salt of the Sea
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."
Your Brilliant Un-Career
Women, Entrepreneurship, and Making the Leap
Leave the nine to five world behind and start your brilliant un-career!
“Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur looking to escape the corporate world, or an existing micro business with a desire to take your business to the next level, this book is for you.
Cas has perfectly captured everything you need to consider. Her practical step-by-step actions cover key branding and marketing strategies to help you stand out from the crowd, as well as advice on the importance of having the right mindset to support you in overcoming barriers, and much more. A must-have resource that will guide you in the right direction as you continue your entrepreneurial pursuits towards success.”
Annemarie Cross, Business Coach & Mentor, Host of The Ambitious Entrepreneur Podcast
"I connected with Alex quite late in the book writing process and I wish I had known about her services sooner. The book was okay before she had her way with it but after working with her, it was 100 times better. I’ve had rave reviews from readers across the world and I owe the response to Alex’s keen editing eye. She helped me bring order and structure to my ramblings. At the beginning, she asked me what kind of editor I wanted and I knew that I needed someone who would be direct and honest and really get to the core of what the book was about without getting emotionally invested in the way I worded things. Alex was perfect for this role. She didn’t hold back and always had the reader in mind when she made comments. Authors can be egotistical beings so it really helped to be reminded that it was about the reader, not so much about me. My book is having an impact because I had an awesome team behind me as I wrote it, and Alex was a key player. Her service was excellent and her advice stellar but she was also full of humour and quick to praise when she liked something too. I won’t hesitate to hire her for my next project, but this time she’ll be involved from the very beginning. Thank you Alex!"
This book may be purchased here
Svelte in Style
How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight
- Put off buying clothes until you lose weight?
- Feel that losing weight is a constant battle?
- Feel that it’s not worth spending money on looking good until you’re at your goal weight?
- Have no idea what to buy because you don’t know how to dress your changing body shape?
- Feel that you’ve lost your style and want to get it back?
Yes, you’re committed to losing some weight. Maybe it’s a little, maybe it’s a lot. You know it’s important for your health but you don’t feel great as you’ve lost your style and you’re no longer sure how to dress your body. We have the answers for you in Svelte in Style: How to Look and Feel Great While Losing Weight.
Wake up feeling inspired every morning to put on a flattering outfit
We want you to:
- Feel confident as you go about your day
- Have a deep sense of your own worth and value
- Love the body you’re in today so that you treat it with respect
- Look and feel great now, and every day, not just when you reach your goal weight
- How to identify your body shape, body proportions and best colours to flatter your unique silhouette, even as you lose weight
- The secret weapon that understanding scale is, and how to create a longer leaner look
- Your unique personality and how to dress to express it
- The importance of fabric and volume to create an attractive silhouette, at any size
- Why accessories are your best friend when dressing on a weight loss journey
- How to make the most of the wardrobe you have, and the wardrobe you’ll need, on your weight loss journey
- What a capsule wardrobe is and why you need to be creating capsules
- What and how to buy while you’re losing weight, including shopping on a budget
"Writing a book together was a new challenge – we knew we both could write, but we’d never created something together before. We wanted to make sure the book flowed and there wasn’t an interruption to the reading experience when the voice moved from one author to the next. We also wanted to be sure that the book was well structured and made sense – that the reader nodded their head as the book moved from section to section, and didn’t furrow their brow wondering where they were being taken! Alex provided a structural edit of our final draft and gave us excellent suggestions for tightening the book in terms of how it was laid out and how to smooth certain sections. This process gave us a huge boost in confidence that we were releasing not only quality material, but a book that flowed beautifully and was a pleasure to read."
Imogen Lamport and Jill Chivers
How to Turn Your Idea Into a Million Dollar Business
Why are some businesses set for success while the majority fail? This book gives you the insights to put you on the right track to beat the odds and build a great business.
Learn from some of the country’s best business people as they share their secrets of how to grow your business faster and easier than ever before.
In this book you will discover:
- How to turn your idea into a million dollar business
- How to launch your business from scratch
- How to grow your business faster than you thought possible
- How to take the leap from a JOB to business owner
- How to attract and keep great clients
- How to market your business online and offline
- How to license your concept and go global!
"My entire business is built around producing an incredible book product, one in which is both well written and very readable and has a high quality print job- basically it needs to look and feel a million dollars. I believe everything is energy so it is important to me to work with people who truly love what they do, as this energy is also contained within the book. I am therefore extremely particular about who I work with on our book projects to achieve a great result. My books consist of 16 individual contributors each having a chapter dedicated to them. I want their voices to be heard whilst also allowing their personality and individuality to be expressed. Along with having a consistent feel across the entire book. I feel it takes a rare talent to balance both these aspects in the editorial process. Alex was brilliant in her turnaround times and met every deadline, she really understood the Q and A style and worked within that like a true professional. Love your work Alex!"
Fiona Jones & Michael R. Dean
This book may be purchased here
Sweet & Unsavoury
Case Stories for People Managers
Sweet & Unsavoury provides a frank perspective on the workforce and the challenges of managing people.
Karen Twitchett brings 25 years of experience in the trenches of corporate management to these engaging case stories. She candidly reflects and shares her experiences with practical advice and transferable solutions that will support managers to deal with the complexities of managing people.
While the case stories may feel familiar, Karen’s insights will support a deeper understanding of your own situation. You will feel genuinely understood, at time validated and at others mildly reprimanded. Most importantly you’ll be motivated to try new ways of managing and motivating your people.
Opening Karen’s book is like catching up with a trusted advisor – she will coach you through the challenges of managing people in a non-judgemental and constructive way.
Essential reading for managers needing:
- To motivate their people
- To build positive team dynamics
- To understand complexity, and
- Permission to smile at someone else’s expense.
"Engaging Alex as my book coach has been one of the best investments that I’ve made in my own learning and development. When I set out to achieve my writing goals in January this year I didn’t actually realise that the process would be every much as fulfilling as the outcome. To be honest I was clueless about the process. I didn’t even realise that book coaches existed but thank goodness they do, and thank goodness I discovered Alex. Alex has been a true partner in my book project. She’s applied a balance of coaching and mentoring techniques with specialist advice, and hands on editorial support. Not once has she made me feel like the writing novice that I am. She has built my confidence and I believe that this is evident in the quality of my writing today. We’ve met fortnightly over Skype throughout the entire process, so my learning has been iterative. In January this year our initial coaching sessions established a much needed framework, focus and time frame for the book. Alex’s advice on the early chapters resulted in an effective structure for both the reader and the author. As the chapters continued, Alex introduced me to the reader’s learning curve and reinforced the discipline needed to keep the project on track. Now as we finalise the last couple of chapters we are down to the business end of engaging book designers, considering publishing options and determining the look and feel of the finished product. The goal is to have the final chapters completed by the end of July and the book published by September. With thanks to Alex this goal will no doubt be achieved."
This book may be purchased here
Fingers Crossed Across Australia
Grey Nomad Tales
When a diagnosis of breast cancer left Lorraine Wise with an uncertain future, she and her husband Mike decided to make the most of the challenge life had thrown them. After consulting a financial guru they decided that taking early retirement to join the ranks of the grey nomads would be a stretch, but not impossible. So they did what they never though they would and gave up their home base, their roots and their security. Lorraine wanted to make the most of whatever time she had left. Their bucket list wasn’t long, but they decided to get on with it while they could.
They became intrepid travelers, exploring many parts of our beautiful country. They walked through the most spectacular gorges, snorkelled the magnificent Ningaloo Reef, traversed Australia’s infamous wilderness tracks, fossicked for gems, became avid bird watchers and went fishing. They took a magnificent boat ride through the Buccaneer Archipelago and experienced the amazing Horizontal Waterfall.
While they did follow the tar sometimes, Lorraine and Mike often went bush to find breathtaking views, peace, relaxation and glorious sunrises and sunsets that lit up the sky. After eight wonderful years of living and loving life it is time to share their travels.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually DO all those things you said you would get to ‘one day’?
Touched by cancer or not, this book will inspire you to get that bucket list out and go for it.
"My book ‘Fingers Crossed Across Australia’ would not have seen the light of day if I hadn’t found Alex. I was reading our local paper one day and there she was advertising her seminar to help would-be authors. The timing was perfect and we went from there. Alex guided me through every step of the way and I am so very pleased with the result. Please take a look at our efforts. All profits go to breast cancer research."
The Tall Poppy Project
Stand Tall + Stake a Claim on your Delicious Life
Discover the 7 Tall Poppy Principles to unlock your inner wisdom + uncover the path to your delicious life.
On the path to self-destruction triggered by the loss of a dear family member, Kylie Patchett was on the road to rock bottom. This led her on a soul-searching journey to discover the simple principles she needed to propel herself into a life of radical self-respect.
She called these The Tall Poppy Principles.
Colloquially, a Tall Poppy sticks its head above the rest only to get cut down. But what if being a Tall Poppy could mean standing tall and proud in your own unique gifts + delivering those gifts to the world?
The Tall Poppy Project: Stand Tall + Stake a Claim on your Delicious Life shows you exactly that. Sharing from her own journey from self-destruct to self-respect, and years in conventional and alternative medicine, holistic health coach Kylie reveals how to plant the seeds of change, love and fertilise that all-knowing inner wisdom, and bloom into living your delicious life.
This book is not just another one-size-fits-all health prescription. It’s the proven way to go from overwhelmed + unfulfilled to a life filled with glow + spark. It’s permission to stand tall + shine. It’s your chance to live your own Delicious Life, by Design.
"As a health coach, I thought writing a book was as simple as jotting my thoughts down and sticking all those bits together. When I started working with Alex in the editing process, the very first thing we did was go back to the most important questions: who are you talking to? And what do you want them to get out of it? From that moment, my message, voice and delivery got clearer and more impactful. Oh, how I wish I had done this process at the very beginning. I would have saved time, money and most importantly my sanity during the writing process!"
Don’t tell me to get over it!
A woman’s guide to navigating emotional overwhelm
- Do people put you down for expressing your feelings?
- Are you kept awake at night because no one understands you?
- Do you want to be respected and heard for your emotions?
- Are you looking for a peace of mind?
If you answered yes to any of the above then this book is for you!
Don’t Tell Me To Get Over It! illustrates the heartache for women who are dismissed, scorned or excluded when expressing emotions. Stories of women’s experiences demonstrate the emotional pain and shut down resulting from living in a culture where emotional expression is frowned upon. Through their journeys of inner discovery and different therapeutic approaches, you can increase your understanding of your emotional processes and psychological patterns that are sabotaging your life. Learn how to honour your emotional self and embrace empowerment where you stand in your own truth.
"I attended Alex Fullerton’s workshop in 2011 and then as a refresher in 2013. When I first attended her course I didn’t have a book so I quickly wrote an introduction for a book I wanted to write that fit with a core theme in my business. Two and a bit years later my first book is written! Alex simply ‘got it’ from the beginning and guided me beautifully towards the finished copy. All her support, red pen and keen eye gave my writing exactly it needed to become a high quality product. Thank you Alex, what I spent on the process was worth every penny."
Angelique Magnifisique Meets her Guardian Angel
Once upon a time a beautiful fairy called Angelique walked across the enchanted forest with her unicorn Urielle. Angelique met her guardian angel and discovered her special gift of helping children through her gift of love. In this heart-warming story, Angelique discovers the power of love and her special mission on Earth.
“I am so blessed to have met and worked with Alex. She entered my life at such an important time when my book was finished but not edited. In only one set-price consultation, Alex helped me reach my goal to publish my book. She is professional and passionate and fully committed to her author support role. I am so grateful she helped me turn my dreams into reality.”
Darryl Anne Mooney
This book may be purchased here
Putting Them to Sleep
Sleep is important for all family members; parents, babies, infants and toddlers. Getting newborns, infants, and toddlers to settle and sleep at a time that is appropriate for their age is vital for their growth and development and family relationships.
Individual temperaments . . .
Babies, infants and toddlers have their own individual temperament. Some babies and toddlers will find it more difficult to slot into a natural sleep rhythm than others. This is when parents have the important role of teaching appropriate sleep patterns that are suitable for their baby, infant or toddler’s age.
Tips, tools, tactics, cues and causes . . .
My involvement of helping families, in my work as a Registered Nurse, Midwife and Child Health Nurse with a keen interest in sleep patterns, as well as experiencing the growth and development of my own children, has helped me discover some tips, tools and tactics that will make settling your children to sleep a little easier.
Sometimes the difficulty in settling is not the fault of your baby, infant or toddler. Babies and toddlers give us cues that indicate other underlying causes.
Falling asleep on your own is not easy if you don’t know how or when to do it. Falling asleep can be a very frustrating experience for everyone. Help your baby or toddler learn how to have a settled sleep by being a step ahead with some relevant knowledge.
Make your broken sleep and stressful days a thing of the past.
READ the information in this ebook and gain the confidence to make the choices that are relevant for you and your family situation.
"Author Support Services have been great to work with. I had a lot of information in my head that Author Support Services helped me to arrange in readable eBook format. Alex was professional, organised and patient as we worked together to establish office procedures and systems."
A Real Woman's Guide to a Fabulous Body
We lost weight and you can too
Want to lose weight without dieting or exercising for hours each day? You can, and it's simple...
The stories of these inspiring women show the everyday woman that with easy steps, they too, can lose the weight by eating normally and exercising smarter, not harder. Julie Regan, a nutritionist and personal trainer, tells the stories of real women, who have overcome everyday obstacles to achieve the body of their dreams. She follows it up with the "how to" for the reader, which offers immediate improvements, and permanent weight loss. Doing thing easier, not harder forms the backbone of this book. Julie has been 'there' herself. After spending two months in a wheelchair after her second child, she transformed herself from an overweight mum of two children to a fit, toned and healthy role model. She has helped countless women get their weight and health in top condition. Now, in this landmark book, she's combined all the simple secrets that work to give you REAL results.
In this book you will learn how to...
• free yourself from dieting
• fit healthy eating into your life every day
• eat to lose weight
• stock your kitchen and prepare for a healthy week
• make SIMPLE healthy, tasty meals for you and your family
• love exercise and work out less for better results
• remove, once and for all, any obstacles standing between you and the body you want.
These everyday women prove you don't have to give up everything you love to achieve fabulous results.
"Alex, I can’t thank you enough for your commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism. Your knowledge is vast and your advice given with great thought and insight. You were referred to me by a fellow author, so I called you. That was the only conversation I needed to realise we were definitely on the same page (excuse the pun). Your passion and personable approach made the whole process easy and enjoyable. You listened and interpreted the brief accurately and had a clear grasp on my vision, then delivered a great result! You take the project on as if it was your own, which I believe is a rare trait. You also provide confidence and reassurance to the author in times of doubt! It has been a true pleasure and I look forward to working with you on my next book…."
This book can be purchased here
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
Remembering the Old School Days
The six writers whose recollections of their school years are included in this anthology are now living in the Sunshine Coast region but their early school days began very differently. They started their education in public and private schools, in cities and small rural townships reaching from Ireland to far north Queensland. What they have in common is a continuing interest in the world and a desire to keep learning, embracing the vast changes in society, in education and technology.
How to Climb Mount Everest in Sandals
The courage to live an ordinary life
I looked at him, standing there in my best lingerie-my husband, my mate, my companion of many years. He took my hands and with a small smile said, "I thought for a moment about lying to you, but the truth is, I have always wanted to be a girl."
How to Climb Mount Everest in Sandals is the story of a life that has been anything but ordinary. Rhiannon has experienced more than enough for three lifetimes. This is one case where reality really is stranger than fiction. The raw and heart-wrenching story of Rhiannon's life grabs you from the first paragraph and does not let you go.
After losing everything, Rhiannon learns how to embrace the ordinary moments in life and realizes how very extraordinary they can be, and inspires the reader to do the same.
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.
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 Happy Migrant
Your relocation survival guide
The Happy Migrant Relocation Guide is packed full of practical tools and tips to help ease your move.
Moving can be one of life’s most difficult emotional upheavals. It is often the little unknowns that cause stress and homesickness. The Happy Migrant takes you from preparing for your move through to enjoying and embracing your new environment.
The Happy Migrant guides you through:
- Making the decision to move
- Prevent stress while preparing for the move
- Coping with the reactions of family and friends
- Enjoying and embracing your new environment
- Relationship survival before, during and after a move.
"I was concerned that editing the book would mean losing my own flavour of writing, and that the book would lose its essence. In fact the opposite happened. The book now flows more easily and is easier for the reader to navigate. In my creative space it was important for me to have someone who could structure my writing with a straight forward, no nonsense approach. Alex knew how to ask structured questions from a reader’s perspective that kept me on the right track. Alex would be a great choice for any author in overwhelm, who wants direction and a professional feel to their book that they can be confident to promote."
Kama J Frankling
This book may be purchased here
The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Can Too!
Do you constantly tell yourself?
“I don’t have enough money.”
“I don’t have enough time.”
“I don’t know what my passion is?”
Forget telling yourself “I don’t know”. Discover how to find your passion and unlock the secrets to living your dream life.
If you are powered by passion all things are possible...
According to the usual script, Stacey should be living on the streets, in jail, on drugs or dead. She ticks all the boxes when it comes to risk factors, having experienced no mum throughout her life, bought up in housing commission, was sexually abused at the age of nine, living in a shed aged fourteen, fell pregnant at fifteen, was homeless with two babies at nineteen had three children and was living in a violent relationship at twenty one but somehow managed to pursue and achieve her dreams and goals.
This remarkable woman has managed to defy the odds in a spectacular way, through following her passion. She worked on her mindset and took action on her dreams, and now has five beautiful children and lives in her dream home by the beach with her fiancé. Through the very techniques described in this book, Stacey grew a small business from $100 of sales per month to a whopping $100,000 per month, was nominated for the 2011 Telstra Business Women’s Awards and is now a motivational speaker. She is also the ambassador of the Lighthouse Foundation and Brave Hearts Foundation, both protecting vulnerable children.
If you have dreamed of success in your life but can’t seem to pinpoint exactly what your passion or burning desire is, this book is for you.
Are you ready to take on board Stacey’s proven steps to create the mindset that millionaires share? Are you ready to put aside your fears and excuses and reap the rewards?
The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Can Too is jam packed with practical, easy to do techniques that will shift your thinking from “It’s too hard” to “How can I make it happen” which will transform your life into the life you dream of.
• Uncover your passion
• Create a clear vision of your dream life
• Move through excuses and fears
• Discover practical step by step strategies to achieve your goals.
THE POWER TO TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE IS INSIDE YOU RIGHT NOW AND STACEY CURRIE WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY.
Some services advertise themselves as experts but you don’t always get value or personal service. But with Author Support Services, every question I asked was answered spot on. Alex had expertise in ALL areas of the book from editing, layout, page set up, chapter ideas, back of book copy, typesetting, the printer, and not to forget her AMAZING way in which she writes and even added a few great pointers in my chapters. Alex is extremely knowledgeable in the book editing industry, she knew EXACTLY what I needed to do. As mentioned in my book, I assumed an editor just edited the writing. I got soooo much more from Alex, her knowledge from all of the above helped transform my book into the finished product it is today!
The book can be bought here
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."
It all starts with the discovery of a murdered man in Sheila Griffen’s bathroom. Johan Jokobi, a young private investigator, and his assistant Helen embark on a journey that will influence the world. Encountering an organization called ONE with its single mindedness, they have to overcome its sinister reach before its power overwhelms.
"Thank you Author Support Services for your valuable assistance in getting ‘ONE’ to the marketplace. Alex, you helped in so many ways bringing the thousands of words of my manuscript to a book that is a pleasure to read. The assistance was more encompassing than simple editing."
This book can be purchased here
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."