Thursday, 19 January 2017

Next Step in the Journey with my Book




Writing a book is quite a journey. This post is the next phase or detour of the journey. 


It is a very strange feeling to think that my book is slowly but surely getting to all kinds of places that I have not been to myself. Yesterday I mailed off a copy of the book to someone in New Zealand and another to a doctor in Jerusalem. Yes, the address in Jerusalem is one I am familiar with, but I have never been to New Zealand. My book has now gone to the US, Canada, Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand. Canada and Australia I have not been to either. It is quite a surreal experience and I am so looking forward to starting to receive feedback. 

In the meantime, though I ran a crowd fundraiser before bringing out the book, I was not successful in reaching anything near my target. As a result, I did not have the funds to pay an editor. I have read the book at least a half dozen times, perhaps more. My mother has read it 3 times and my husband has read it twice and still I am finding areas to improve. So, I have taken the book offline for 2 weeks to give myself the opportunity to read the book once more and iron out any changes that I feel are necessary. I am still awaiting feedback from my previous head of department from when I was a student. However, there are changes I have made including adding a section that I am very excited to have added. 

If you are interested in my book "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapists Story" please follow this blog for news of when the new revised version will be available, or join my author page on FaceBook for regular updates on the progress with the book.

It is such a fun and exciting process and the best part is that by self-publishing I have the freedom to improve and upgrade the book whenever I have an idea of how to make it even better than it already is.

In the meantime, please support us by purchasing a copy of our children's nature story, "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" available in English and Hebrew.  Your purchase will enable us to continue writing further books on the topic and to write others on a range of topics related to occupational therapy.

Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated.

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Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" and author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story"







Sunday, 15 January 2017

Book Review by Tony Parsons MSW






It is always exciting to receive another book review. This one comes for our children's book "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" and is the 8th review on Amazon US and 3rd review on GoodReads. Book reviews are slowly but surely trickling in.


"I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers & authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review. Only an honest one.

A very awesome book cover, great pictures, font & writing style. A very well written children’s book on turtles. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a great set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great science, biology class PP presentation. A very easy rating of 5 stars.
Thank you for the free book via the Goodreads group; MakingConnections; The book was given by Chessed Ve’Emet; paperback book
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~ Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)


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Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" and author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story"

Monday, 9 January 2017

Behind the Scenes with my Books


Now that my books have arrived, I have had the opportunity to go through one of my books once more. It is amazing how every time I go through the book I find something else to alter, add, change and hence, I am in the process of revising my book. It's only been out about 5-6 weeks and already I am thinking of how to improve it. However, having my books arrive has given me another idea and so I am gradually being in touch with non-OTs to hear what their thoughts are about the book. I have approached 6 non-OTs so far and have had two responses. I am very excited to say that I have a book packaged and ready to go to Canada and another packaged and on it's way in a totally different direction, all the way down south to Australia. 

If you are in one of the health professions and have a blog and are willing to read one of my books in order to give your feedback and post a review onto your blog, please be in touch

While I network to promote my book "Healing Your Life Through Activity" I am trying to decide which of my other books to work on. I have a few on the go. One is pretty much written and requires my reading and re-reading it and then some major editing work. In many ways this book should be the next one to come to print. It makes sense chronologically. My problem is the volume of work to edit it. The joys of getting into the book world.

What would be your preference to read about?
  • My personal and professional experience with a chronic illness
  • Moving to work from home with lots of tips interwoven into my story. 
  • Working with women from an occupational therapy perspective
  • The next was a recent request, something I have thought about often and that is a book about coma stimulation. 
I have a few other books that I could work on that will probably come next. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Do you have a preference as to which to read or hear about?

This post is prepared for you by
Occupational Therapist, healing facilitator, certified infant massage instructor, freelance writer and co-author of "Tuvia Finds His Freedom" and author of "Healing Your Life Through Activity - An Occupational Therapist's Story"




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