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Why I’m a Publisher

After attending my very first book launch and signing last night for the first author who published her work with me, I felt compelled to share a little bit about me and what I do, and how White Light Publishing House was created. 

As I discussed with the lovely group of people at the book launch last night, I guess I am not your ‘ordinary’ publisher, and I love that about my publishing house. I am not in this business to ‘get rich’. Of course, I need to earn a living, and cover costs of all the work that goes into publishing, however, my reasons for being in this business are far more meaningful than making money. In fact, I don’t even like calling it ‘business’; and much prefer to label what I provide as ‘a service that helps others to achieve their dreams’. 

Someone asked me last night, what the process is for having your work published. Basically, right from the get-go, I work with you to publish your work- whether it be a novel, a children’s book, a deck of oracle cards- the way you envision it. You decide how it’s going to look, how much you’ll sell it for, and how your work is to be shared with the world. 

This is your hard work that we’re working with here, and it’s your dream. I’m just here as a support, and to guide you along the way to make it a reality; not to dictate to you how it should be done. Of course however, if there are areas that you’re unsure about, or wish for me to take control over an aspect of your work (such as cover design, layout), then I can do that for you too. 

As I said, I am in this ‘business’ to help you share your work with the world, and am happy to work with you every step of the way, until you’re 100% happy with the finished product, ready for release. If you need to meet in person, we’ll do that (provided we live near one another), if you need to text or call me with a last minute addition, or want to go over a heap of samples for book covers before you find the ‘best fit’, that’s perfectly okay too. This process is about you and your dream; and pride myself on providing a personalised publishing service.

In addition: 

I keep my prices affordable. I know that as a writer/artist, sometimes the dream of becoming published may seem out of reach due to the costs involved. I also offer payment plans.

You maintain all rights to your work. I do not own your work once it’s published; you do. After all, it’s all your hard work and love that has been put into it. 

You receive the majority of the profit. I only take a small 10% of sales from your published work. As I said; I’m not in this to get rich. I want to help you

Your work will have a global reach. While White Light Publishing House is a relatively small company, your work will reach almost 40,000 retailers, schools, and libraries across the globe (including digital platforms such as Amazon, Kindle, iBooks).

As for how White Light Publishing House was created, well, that’s an interesting story in itself, but to put it briefly (otherwise this could well turn into a whole other article), I was inspired by an amazing woman, Karen McDermott,who wrote a book called ‘The Visitor’after reading it when I miscarried back in 2012. After much conversation and forming a friendship over a year or so, she encouraged me to start writing again myself, and after I wrote an article about my life journey, I truly understood what it meant to heal through writing. The process of bleeding all my experiences onto paper was the best thing I ever could have experienced, and I would encourage everyone to do the same; to help make sense of life in general. 

Anyhow, once I wrote that piece on my life, it fuelled me to keep writing, and soon enough, I had all these ideas running through my mind, and spoke to Karen about getting my work published. Being the beautiful person she is, she encouraged me to open up my own publishing house, and showed me the way in getting it all set up. And that, is how White Light Publishing House was born! 

Things are only just beginning, and while I’ve been blessed to have published some of my own work, as well as several other authors’ titles, there are many, many more on the way! Some of the projects I’m currently working on with authors and artists around the globe include some inspirational compilations, poetry and short stories, children’s books, affirmation and oracle cards, a cook book, and even some fundraising projects! As well as this, I’ve also added a platform to my website where both experienced and aspiring authors alike, can share their inspiration through article and short story/poetry writing. I believe it’s a wonderful platform for gaining more exposure as a writer, and after all, that’s how I started out, so why wouldn’t I offer the same opportunity to others? 

The future of White Light Publishing House is very exciting indeed, and I look forward to sharing many more people’s work with the world. 

To contact me or find out more about White Light Publishing House, you can visit my website or find me on Facebook

Alternatively, feel free to send me an email at


Ignorance is not bliss

It really saddens me to see that there are still so many people out there who are so blatantly ignorant.

As I’ve found that I’ve been doing a lot recently,I happened to read some comments on a news report today on social media. The report was about the anti-Islamic group UPF staging a be-heading outside the local council offices in protest of a mosque being built. For anyone who hasn’t seen this report, see the link below:

Anti Islamic group stages be-heading Bendigo 

This was my comment:

“This is so unhelpful and just fuelling the hate and fear that were trying to get rid of. Morons.”

I am pleased to say that my comment received many likes, which tells me that there are many people who agree with me; believing that this type of behaviour is simply uncalled for and just making matters worse. There were however, many, many comments on this post that were filled with racist, hateful, and ignorant views that really made my blood boil…not to mention the idiotic responses to my comment, such as calling me un-Australian and offering me a ticket to the Middle East. There were so many people applauding these imbeciles; stating that they were using shock tactics, and that it was done to open the eyes of Australia so that we stop letting ‘terrorists’ take over our country. The thing that got me though, was that as soon as any of these ignoramuses were questioned on a deeper level as to why they had these beliefs, they couldn’t give a straight answer; only responding with verbal abuse to whoever posed the question. This just confirmed for me how blind these people are to what the real issues are in this world.

I tried not to let the whole thing anger me too much; remembering that everyone is entitled to their own beliefsabd opinion, and are each on their own individual journey. I can’t help but wonder sometimes though, just why these people are so hellbent on living their lives with their eyes closed, and the more I think about it, the more I am convinced that this mentality of not wanting to see the bigger picture is based on fear.

But what is it that these people are so afraid of? 

Someone asked me while I was commenting, “why bother?”.

My response was, “someone needs to”.

I believe that a lot of the problem in these situations is that too many people are scared to speak the truth. They’re scared of being ridiculed for saying what they truly believe. Thankfully, as I continued to read the comments a few hours after I’d contributed mine, there were then many others who had echoed my opinion on the matter. Of course, they received abuse as well, but they stood their ground and spoke honestly.

This is what the world needs more of; people who have their eyes open and aren’t afraid to speak the truth; especially when it’s not the most ‘popular’ opinion. People who see the bigger picture and truly want peace in the world. People who are willing to stand up and actually say something; who bravely challenge the outdated and ignorant comments of those who still have their eyes shut.

This is how we can invoke change, and I, for one, will continue to do so, even if it’s not well-received.

Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.