Emo the Emotional Elf #author #emotions #elves #book #booksignings #bookevents #speakingevent #booksales #bookmarketing

Hi all how are you all doing today? 😁😁💗

Something slightly more positive today, I feel so much better and in the right frame of mind to get back to getting book ready, for re-uploading.

This time as a self published but through Ingram and lightning source.

We had a little tecnicle issue with our printer today as I get migraines sometimes I like to ready things with lots of text in paper form just to give my eyes a rest from screens and sometimes it is a little easier for me to read it without the light in the background.

The marketing material was redesigned with my own publisher name as are the book marks and business cards. The give away bags although this time are only paper as we are in early stages of self publishing with limited funds. Have arrived ready to add logo’s and to put books in at the author signing’s.

I am hoping to make a few sales there so I can maybe get some more reviews to add to the ones I have already received .

The Elves are all lined up on my sitting room window ledge a constant reminder to get to work.

Next job is righting the talk for event, hopefully that will be something a little more satisfying, once completed.

I already have the outline for the next book, and maybe a branch off mini stories on some of the issues to show how we got the kids to dentists and doctors ,and facing there fears. For these small mini books they may even be illustrated rather then photo’s but all will have Emo and his team of elves.

Jake

Jake school has autism awareness week, and he spoke to them a while ago about doing something to bring awareness at his school more because there are a few students attending with autism, I love he now has the confidence to get up and speak or put his perspective to his peers his chosen method is a power point which he has already began to put together he said he is trying to do it in a way that highlights the strengths as well as some of the challenges an autistic student faces in school life but he doesn’t want to reveal to many trigger things like,i.e high pitch noises and how they are painful for him and set off his migraines, the reason he doesn’t want to is some students do deliberately do things because they trigger. He said the other day they had a supply teacher and one of the other students became upset and left the room, to which the class were calling for the teacher to give him a detention Jake said he explained to the teacher he has autism and goes to the base to help calm himself. So he really does look out for his fellow autistic friends, and now he calls them friends instead of aquantances. So that is a wonderful thing. A huge step for him.

I will update with how it went after.😁😁💗

Niki

She has nearly completed her level 1 childcare course and has been put forward for level 2.

She recently had to write a short story book for a 6 year old boy with his favorite choise of character. He loved it and took it to school where they read it to his class, she is now on a second one. She is a gifted writer, comes naturally to her, has always been one of her strong gifts.💗😁

So now I continue on the book journey with a new fresh thinking, my brain has cleared some of the things that were stopping my writing enjoyment. I bounce back rather quick.

So I will say goodbye for now, tommorrow is rather busy as I have Hayley’s scan and Niki’s longer school run and to prepare to take Niki for day out on Saturday.

One last thing might give you and insiteful into my silly Brian last week I lost the tickets for last weekends events I searched the whole house and had to re-print them. Today I only went and found them in the printer but turned round so it looked like blanc paper. Totally forgetful either that or the kids were playing tricks on me and don’t want to admit it.😂😂😂

Good night , keep up with your great blogging keeps me company most nights while waiting for children to sleep.

Much love Faye x

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