It has been a month since I last shared my news, which doesn’t mean that I have been ‘resting on my laurels’ during that time! In this last month I have undertaken some library talks at Maroochydore and Caloundra Library. Both events were attended by a cross section of the local community who had suffered stroke, had limited knowledge of stroke and wanted to hear more; lovers of poetry and those who wanted to meet me because they were inspired by my book and my story. The feedback received was excellent and I was happy that I made the effort to share my story with others. If you missed these events, there was a great newspaper article published in the Sunshine Coast Daily last month.
As a result of a presentation I undertook as Pacific Lutheran College on International Womens Day this year, I have a further ‘booking’ from the local Rotary Club at one of their breakfast in August. I shall very much look forward to that and promises of other events are forthcoming. Happy days ahead!
I have also moved house and if anyone has ever moved from a large house to a much smaller home, you will understand the frustration of firstly, trying to make things fit. Secondly, deciding what to throw, sell and give away, but thirdly, realising that it a great cleansing process to be forced to start again. We are almost there, a few pictures to hang, and then it will be home.
In regard to my book, I was honoured to be invited for interview by Yenny Stromgren from Everyday Light Warriors. Yenny interviews a variety of people who she finds have an inspiring story to tell and produces a Blog and Podcast for all to read and listen. I was lucky enough to meet Yenny at one of the Sunshine Coast Womens Entrepreneurs Network events and pleased to say that the Podcast of my interview is out on 20th June.We are both excited about this collaboration and looking forward to sharing it with you all.
Graeme and Rosie at The BookShop at Caloundra have been huge supporters of my venture and continue to market my book and as such, the first consignment of A Stroke of Poetry is almost sold, bringing me close to 200 book sales since launch last October. That means my first donation of $400 to the Stroke Foundation is imminent. Whilst it’s raining, pop into The BookShop and see what Graeme has to offer.
During June and July I will be progressing links with the local Health communities and hope to secure some book displays in local clinics and Health Centres to encourage my book to be purchased and shared by those who need motivation and inspiration in their lives.
That’s all for now…so watch out for the Everyday Light Warriors podcast this coming Monday, 20 June.