Biography Women Books

We All Dare to Dream: Stories of Heartache and Hope from Your Fertility Journeys

Since telling the story of her own fertility journey in Dare to Dream, Izzy Judd has been contacted by hundreds of women wanting to share their own experiences. Izzy's greatest wish is to get people talking about the issues surrounding fertility and for them to find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.

As Izzy herself says: 'Going through any kind of fertility-related struggle or the loss of a baby can be such a lonely and isolating time and I know it can really help to know that there are other couples out there sharing the same experiences and emotions as you are ... it is for this reason that I decided to put together a collection of your stories into this free ebook so that as many people as possible can share them and hopefully find comfort and support in reading about the experiences of others who are on their fertility journeys.'

#dearcancer: Things to help you through

When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another.

The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'.

From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant.

This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

Does this make my gun look big?

Life on the front line of the New Zealand police force has a slightly different perspective when you're only five foot two. In this humorous account of life as a cop, Liz tells how she went from life as a starry eyed new police constable dealing with motorbike chases and petty thieves, to a detective who dangled out of helicopters over cannabis plots, interviewed sex offenders, and worked on homicides. All of her stories are told with a generous smattering of self-effacing humour and show you that perhaps policing doesn't have to be the serious business it's made out to be.

Bangles to Mom: Letters From Pakistan

In 1992, when Marsha Marie boarded a plane with her two small children and her second husband, Zain; they had one-way tickets to Pakistan and a plan. Their destination: Zain's birthplace in the remote village of Kalu Kalan. Their reason: to escape the toxic influence of Marsha's abusive ex-husband, David. Their goal: to join Zain's relatives and live free from David's domineering interference.

In Bangles to Mom: Letters from Pakistan, Marsha shares her intriguing new life in vivid details with her family back home in the States. The letters raw and revealing were written in 1992, during her first year in the village. Marsha thought that she would never see these letters again; but as fate would have it, they reappeared during the writing of Bangles: My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness; and she knew that they would be a perfect accompaniment to the first edition of this heart-stopping memoir series.

Confessions of a Secret Dominatrix

Your arrival here is no accident. I want to introduce you to an intelligent and seductive author named Mistress Marilyn. She was an elegant and seductive Dominatrix, a passionate practitioner of the art of female dominance. Her autobiography, "Confessions of a Secret Dominatrix", has been unleashed. Very thrilling that 11 countries have already enjoyed her intricate true life story.

"There is a fine line between pain and pleasure, some like it crossed over more than others." In her line of work per say, she learned there are many people fascinated with this lifestyle and BDSM. This is a real, raw, and mind blowing autobiography sure to interest you and make you want more, just like her former slaves. You never really know what is happening behind closed doors. The door has been opened to allow you inside all the life and secrets of Mistress Marilyn. What a colorful life she has lived. The sessions, pictures, details, and emails are all in the book. So, please join-in the journey of dominance, finding your own pleasures within the book and again above all, healing twisted minds. Her services were sought out by many, that this subject shall no longer be a secret and taboo within society. Now is the time to come out of the closet.

The Wright Women: The Wright Brothers' Mother, Susan, and Sister, Katharine, of Dayton, Ohio

Wilbur and Orville Wright inherited their mother Susan's extraordinary mechanical ability. The brothers learned from Susan how to be creative, using what is available for their many inventions. Their younger sister, Katharine, was friend, confidant, manager, nurse and spokesperson for the brothers. In this short eBook, about a 30 minute read, learn about the amazing women behind the men who were the first to fly.

Sea Beast (True Tales of the Supernatural Kind Book 3)

The forecast was gloomy, a stormy Sunday, the kind you should stay in bed for, read a book, cuddle and so on. The seas were riotous, and so I moderately objected to what seemed like a somewhat risky undertaking. But the intrepid skipper reckoned we had a stellar morning of shark breaching ahead of us. I took his word. We left for the open ocean at dusk, heading towards Shark Alley. Six humans on a tiny boat out to find the impressive Great White Shark. Darkness began to evaporate, but the sun was nowhere to be seen. Despite dense clouds, the increasing lightness brought on by daybreak revealed just how rough the ocean really was. Colossal waves assembled and then subsided before they could break. The sea took deep raging breaths followed by violent exhales. Halfway to Shark Alley, we threw out the decoy, hoping to entice the esteemed predator with the promise of fresh meat, all of us wishing we could get the damn shots and go back to shore. Nothing. Not even the tremendous ocean beings were up for the weather, either that or they knew it was a hoax. The skipper reckoned we should go in deeper to where the sea was even more belligerent. So we did...

The Accidental Author (The What, Why, Where, When, Who & How Book Promotion Series 1)

This is book 1 in a new series which looks at self-publishing for beginners and the skills needed for ongoing book marketing and promotion. This e-books series is based on the experiences of author Sarah Jane Butfield who writes travel memoirs, non-fiction books and romance short stories.

The Accidental Author introduces the author and this series of self-help e-books for new or aspiring self-published authors. The introduction starts with how and why Sarah Jane came to write and self-publish Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure. Find out how an aspiring author aims to be discovered while learning on the job how to write, publish and launch a new career in writing. Beta reader Shontae Brewster says, "A must read for any aspiring author or readers interested in the life of a self-published author. Sarah Jane's never give up approach to life and anything she turns her hand to is beyond admirable."

Book 2 The Amateur Authorpreneur is available now!

Minor: Volume One (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell Book 1)

Minor: Volume One is the first installment of Meghan McDonnell's real life personal journals and spans her eighth year through age 17 and includes reflections on family, friendship, education, a stint at survival camp, and coming of age.

For 30 years, McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid in detail, her journals are her confessional love letter to the world. Join her on a fearless, vulnerable, sometimes painful and quixotic, but always honest journey, also known as the human experience. Readers who love Joan Didion or Cheryl Strayed will enjoy this author.

75+ Things I Learned Living 22 Years Abroad

There's a lot to be learned when you leave your home country. In this mini-memoir, Marsha give us over 75 lessons that she learned in her 22-year self-exile.

Beyond Break Up, There Is India

Beyond the illusion of the world there is only consciousness is the gist of this book. While divorce is regarded as a judicial procedure from a legal perspective and as failure from a sociological perspective, the author describes the spiritual dimension of divorce seen as a liberating experience revealing the profound meanings of life.

This is based on authentic facts and was written almost spontaneous during the author's awakening from Maya, the grand illusion of the world. The author generously reveals her feelings and the book includes details of her experience, with emphasis on her inner journey towards the Truth with the grace of the sacred Indian hill, Arunachala.

Descriptions of the changes undergone by the Romanian society after the fall of communism, the challenges of her experience as an immigrant and of the roles played by the author add flavor and make reading of the story that much more dynamic, such that once started it cannot be abandoned and once finished it requires another reading.