Be Your Own Publisher Interview Series2014

Be your own Publisher e-course: Free Promotional Interview Series


Are you longing to be a published author? Do you have dreams of self-publishing?

To launch my Be Your Own Publisher e-course, I created an interview series with authors who have really inspired me: each has created their own unique way to getting published and sharing their work with the world.
(I run this course through my freelance editing company Lucent Word, so you’ll find all the information about it here)



Meet your host: Lucy H. Pearce


Untitled design(19)I am the author of four celebrated non-fiction women’s books (Moon Time, The Rainbow Way, Reaching for the Moon and Moods of Motherhood) – two of which are multiple category Amazon #1 bestsellers.


Last year I left my position as contributing editor and columnist at JUNO magazine to start Womancraft Publishing, which publishes life changing, paradigm shifting books by women, for women. Our sister company, Lucent, offers editing, proof-reading, project management and mentoring services for self-publishers, bloggers and businesses.

Speaker and teacher

I am a sought after speaker and teacher in blogging and creativity both on the ground and online. Interviews and summits include: LitFest, The World’s Biggest Summit, Creative Giants, Red Tents in Every Neighbourhood, Spectrum 2015, Creative Living with Jamie …


This is my blog, Dreaming Aloud, which is now five years old. My writing has appeared in national newspapers in the UK and Ireland, numerous international magazines and websites including Tiny Buddha, Wild Sister, Rhythm of the Home, Green Parent. And in book anthologies including: Tiny Buddha, Blog Her, Wild Sister and La Leche League publications.

Creative entrepreneur …

I’m also a vibrant artist, creative entrepreneur, community builder and mum of three. I have built a fulfilling life and am living around my dreams. I am passionate about empowering others to live theirs to the full.


Meet the Authors

Amy Wright Glenn

Publish Your Memoir

Amy earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She taught for eleven years in The Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence.

She is a Kripalu Yoga teacher, prenatal yoga teacher, Birthing Mama Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainer, (CD)DONA birth doula, and hospital chaplain.

Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice writing articles relating to yoga, spirituality, parenting, ethics, birthing, and dying.

Amy’s first book: Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula  received high acclaim from noted leaders in the birthing and mindfulness communities, including Ina May Gaskin. Her work has appeared in International Doula Magazine, Holistic Parenting Magazine, Attachment Parenting International, Doula Trainings International, and The Birthing Site.

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Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula
  • Giving Birth to Life and Death a chapter in The Zen of Midlife Mothering, an anthology compiled and collected by Cyma Shapiro, featuring essays from
  • Supporting a Birthing Woman’s Religious or Spiritual Practice, a chapter in the forthcoming anthology entitled Round the Circle: Experienced Doulas Share What They Learned, edited by Julie Brill, Hale Publishing.


Ancient Amber

Self-Publishing Your Illustrated Children’s Book

Amber is the mother of two young children. “After spending hours upon hours of searching for the right stories for my children and  still turning up empty handed I began writing stories for them instead of just searching. I write my children stories about Mother Earth, bringing perspective and awareness to the diversity of the Earth and the many families of the Earth through my stories. I want my children to see every life form as a part of their family. I am dedicated to showing my children the WHOLE picture not just the perspective of human nature. All of my stories emphasizes a great love for the diversity of  life on our planet, emphasize the beauty of our differences and encourage creative thinking.”

The Sunchildren: a seasonal thanksgiving for families of the Earth
– a four part series of guidebooks for celebrating the seasons with children.
Mama Nature’s ABC Book: A Walk in the Woods
The Ancient Amber Beads: preserving Mother Earth’s stories, lessons & wisdom


Louisa Leontiades

Publishing 3.0 – Why Getting Help Matters

Louisa lives in an open relationship with her partners and two children in Sweden. She writes full-time on her blog Postmodern Woman and is chairwoman of the National Polyamory Association. She also writes for Huffington Post, Salon, Nerve, Jezebel and the Guardian. She lives a life which makes for a lot of stories.

Author of two books:

The Husband Swap: A True Story of Unconventional Love
(second edition out May 1st)

Queen of the Limbo out autumn 2015




Robin Grille

Publish or Self-Publish?

CNV00045Robin is a father, psychologist in private practice and a parenting educator. His articles on parenting and child development have been widely published and translated in Australia and around the world. The first edition of Parenting for a Peaceful World (2005) received international acclaim and led to speaking engagements around Australia, the US, UK and New Zealand. Robin’s second book, Heart to Heart Parenting (2008), was first published in Australia by ABC Books, and is now available in an updated US edition. Robin’s work is animated by his belief that humanity’s future is largely dependent on the way we collectively relate to our children.

Robin’s experiential, skills-based and informational parenting courses have helped many people to embrace parenting as a transformative, personal growth journey. Drawing from 25 years’ clinical experience and from leading-edge neuropsychological research, Robin’s seminars and courses focus on healthy emotional development for children as well as parents; while building supportive, co-operative parenting communities.

Author of two books:

Heart-to-Heart Parenting
Parenting for a Peaceful World



Suzi Banks Baum

Building Your Author Platform

Suzi makes community wherever she goes. Actress, writer, fiber and mixed media collage artist, teacher, and collaborator, Suzi is a maker. She published An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice in March 2013. This past summer, Suzi talked to audiences about the intersection of motherhood and creativity on her book tour in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Producer of Out of the Mouths of Babes: An Evening of Mothers Reading to Others in its 4th year for Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with over 100 women’s voices engaged in this project. Suzi is devoted to the stories of women. She lives with her husband and two teenagers in the Berkshires.


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An Anthology of Babes is my only book SO FAR and I self-published it.

Anthology contributor:

  • The Writer’s Book of Inspiration by Stephanie Gunning
  • Writing Fire: An Anthology Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words due out in March 2015.
An Anthology of Babes: 36 Women Give Motherhood a Voice



Veronika Sophia RobinsonFBpic(1)

Being a Prolific Author

Veronika edited The Mother magazine for 12 years, and is now dedicated to writing full-time. She is passionate about parenting, women’s issues, natural living, psychological astrology, and her spiritual journey. Her magazine articles have appeared in publications worldwide.

She self-published her first book at the age of 22: a collection of poetry. She has self-published thirteen of her own books and a number of other authors under her imprint, Starflower Press, a boutique publishing house based in Cumbria. She has also had three books published traditionally and contributed to two anthologies.

Every moment of her life is fodder for writing. Self publishing gives her huge creative freedom, and this is vital to her ability to write from the heart.

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  • Fields of Lavender (poetry) 1991
  • The Compassionate Years ~ history of the Royal New Zealand Society for the Protection of Animals, RNZSPCA 1993
  • Howl at the Moon (contributing poet), Wild Women Press 1999
  • The Drinks Are On Me: everything your mother never told you about breastfeeding
  • The Birthkeepers: reclaiming an ancient tradition (Starflower Press 2008)
  • Life Without School: the quiet revolution (Starflower Press 2010), co-authored by Paul, Bethany and Eliza Robinson
  • The Nurtured Family: ten threads of nurturing to weave through family life (Starflower Press 2011)
  • Natural Approaches to Healing Adrenal Fatigue (Starflower Press 2011)
  • The Mystic Cookfire: the sacred art of creating food for friends and family (more than 260 vegetarian recipes) (Starflower Press 2011)
  • The Blessingway: creating a beautiful Blessingway ceremony (Starflower Press 2012)
  • Baby Names Inspired by Mother Nature (Starflower Press 2012)
  • Cycle to the Moon: celebrating the menstrual trinity ~ menarche, menstruation and menopause [illustrated by Susan Merrick] (Starflower Press 2014)


  • Mosaic
  • Bluey’s Cafe
  • Blue Jeans (illustrated children’s book)

Publishing in 2015

  • Apron Strings: the life of a stay-at-home mother
  • Sisters of the Silver Moon (novel)


The Mystic Cookfire: The Sacred Art of Creating Food to Nurture Friends and Family
The Birthkeepers ~ reclaiming an ancient tradition
Cycle to the Moon: Celebrating the Menstrual Trinity

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