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.

For further information on the services Jennifer offers please visit her website www.jenniferdouglasliterarypublicist.com. This blog is a review base only.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Never Stop Believing - Sally Obermeder

Never Stop Believing, a befitting title for a book that inspires, motivates and has you believing you can achieve anything.

Sally Obermeder is one of those woman who have experienced the lows and highs of life and used every single one of them to her best advantage. In Never Stop Believing Sally shows that she is just a woman like everyone else but with a determination and a love for life that she used to help her  struggle through what she was given.

In Never Stop Believing, Sally relives her transformative year and takes us back to her earlier days, before her career in television. This is her story of growing up, trying to find her place in the world, battling weight issues and overcoming challenges to enter the industry in which she so desperately wanted to work. It is also her story of spending years struggling to have a baby, eventually making the decision to use IVF to conceive her beautiful daughter and ultimately winning her battle with cancer’

My initial reaction to this book was that of not another cancer story written by a TV personality. Those who are familiar with my reviews will know I loathe books that are published due to the notoriety of the author or those written by journalists who too often produce a dry media read. How wrong I was with Never Stop Believing. This is not the tale of a TV personality who decided to use their unfortunate battle to make money but the tale of a woman who had my emotions flowing. Sally Obermeder writes with professionalism, style and flow. She held my interest from the beginning to the end, allowing me to travel smoothly through her life and relate to it on a woman to woman basis. Sally Obermeder inspires. The if I can you can too messages is spoken loud and clear in Never Stop Believing

The thing I loved about this book was its ability to take me from one emotion to another so smoothly, not leaving me feeling like I was on a rollercoaster but on a cloud floating, looking down on the story as it unfolded. I laughed, cried and felt the love and pain as I turned the pages. Never Stop Believing is one of those books you just want to keep reading. 

One can only imagine the way Sally and Marcus felt when, at 41 weeks pregnant, she was told she had stage three breast cancer and would be induced immediately. For Sally and Marcus this should have been a time of celebration. A time to hold that baby they had waited so long for and had traveled the road of IVF for. How does one deal with bringing a baby into this world faced with the uncertainty of the length of your life ahead of you? For Sally Obermeder it was with sadness and unknown quantities but it was also with the love for her daughter and immense support from her husband, family and friends who rallied around her.

Never Stop Believing is on my  highly recommended list for women. It will move you, change your outlook on life, make you feel blessed for each day but above all encourage you to live life to the fullest and with love in your heart. Never Stop Believing is a celebration of life. Sally Obermeder is a true inspiration to women worldwide.

ISBN 978-1-74331-2019-3

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