Jennifer Douglas is a literary publicist who believes in the right of equality for all authors. With a vision of a world where positivity is the norm and negativity is long forgotten Jennifer works alongside authors creating a marketing and publicity plan that meets the needs of the individual.

With years of experience in publicity, public relations and the marketing industry, which includes working with Allen and Unwin and Palmer Higgs Publishing, Jennifer has become a well sort after reviewer. To work with Jennifer is to know you are working with someone who will not hold back on being open and honest about your book and its marketing possibilities.

Having undertaken many courses in writing and poetry over the years Jennifer has a vast knowledge in the field of writing and reviewing, being able to provide an efficient, effective and professional service. As a qualified Early Childhood Educator and a home educating mum with over 16 years experience, she has a passion for quality children's books and educational resources.

Having spent 6 years as the founder and managing editor of two magazines, Good Gabble and Rattling Reviews, Jennifer has an eye for marketing and sales, knowing what the consumer is looking for and how to reach them. She works individually with each client meeting their needs and the needs of their product. She has many years experience in critiquing websites, placing herself in the shoes of the consumer who is browsing. Many clients return time and time again knowing they will be receiving an honest, open and non judgmental review or critique. Jennifer prides herself on providing a friendly, non threatening and personal service. Her clients are able to contact her personally throughout the whole review process.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

From 'Little Hopes' Big Things Come - Melody Moon singer/songwriter

A simple life is how it has always been for Melody Moon and a simple life is the way she likes it. This simplicity, easy going flow and relaxed mood is what drew my attention to her music when I visit the markets in Torquay Victoria.

Growing up in Stoney Rise South West Victoria Melody's life was living in a solar powered volcanic rock house built by her parents with very little technology.

“I filled my days (or afternoons after school) singing and dancing in my room,” says Melody “I remember writing poetry about the bush and the stars when I was about 8yrs old, and writing love songs about the boys at primary school.”

As the years went by Melody's love of music continued to grow and as she approached her mid teens her parents found themselves shuttling her to Warnambool for singing lessons. Focusing on classical singing and broadway songs she was soon performing at school music nights and eisteddfords.

As the school years finished Melody took on an Advanced Diploma of Music Performance.

 “I began to sing more freely and became more and more comfortable with expressing myself, sharing my lyrics with my band and performing them- such an empowering experience” says Melody.

 After completing her degree Melody moved to Melbourne and became a dance teacher and children's entertainer as a fairy.

“I was having amazing experiences with all these new creative professions, but I knew I had to leave the city, to travel and explore myself. So I bought a Kombi and hit the road – just me, nature, and a guitar. This is when my true songs emerged, my own natural expression, my own style” says Melody.  

Melody's first album “Little Hopes” was recorded in the wet Victorian winter of 2010.

“I found myself in the city again and wanting to make the most of my time there. So I locked myself away in a friend’s studio in the northern suburbs of Melbourne and recorded my debut EP ‘Little Hopes’. My friends taught me how to record myself and I invited them all to come and sing on my song ‘A Place to Start’; about coming together as a community and making positive changes,” says Melody. “I also wanted to include nature on my CD, so I recorded some birds from the Otway forest where many of my songs were written. Oh and you might catch my kombi horn at the very end of the EP.”

The uplifting acoustic/folk/indie music of “Little Hopes” is sure to soothe a place in your soul. Transfixed in the moment my soul floats on a cloud of soft flowing music and Melody's lyrics of life, as they fill the confines of my own life. I feel my body flow to the rhythm as a tree flows to the breeze, my mind taken away from the constraints of its own space, being lifted to a clear oasis.

Melody Moon is currently touring nationally in her Kombi        (equipped with solar panels), brightening the day of others and spreading positivity, sharing her music and face painting at markets as Fairy Melody.

“From ‘Little Hopes’, I feel like my dreams are coming true. I’m learning that when I live from my heart, amazing things happen. I just need to do what makes me happy and leave the rest up to the moon!”  Melody says.

Learn more about Melody Moon, listen to her music and send her a message at:

Melody’s album ‘Little Hopes’ can be purchased online at itunes.

aticle: Jennifer Deaves

Enjoying the serene sound of Melody Moon at Torquay markets