1. Congratulations Jess! The cover and illustrations look awesome – so cool! I am incredibly proud of all your hard work and dedication to making your dream come true – there is nothing more gratifying in life than that. I hope that reaching this stage in your career and your life opens many more doors of possibility and hope for you. I would love a copy, but I’m about to click the tab to pre-order my own. Love the idea that I can actually buy Jess’ book. Hope the launch party celebration is awesome and someone dresses up as the duck! xx
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    • Thank you so much for buying it! That has made my day!
      It has been a lot of hard work, but in this moment, it is all worth it.

  2. CONGRATS JESS!!!!! Thats so very very exciting… to think all that hard work and the sqinting have finally paid off, must be a realllll weight off your shoulders too.
    Its done now and you can just enjoy it now! wooooo

  3. Congratulations Jess! What fantastic and exciting news for you! I hope it all goes well. The book looks great. Love the illustrations!
    As for me, my dream would come true when my fiction novel gets published. I’m still a little while away from finishing the first draft but I actually have faith that I will get it there. Seeing my book in print would be unbelievable – even if it didn’t sell a single copy!
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    • On Jodi how exciting that you are so close! That in itself feels amazing!
      I’ve self published, so if you want to go down that route at all, I’m happy to help. πŸ™‚

  4. I am so freaking happy for you!!! You should be so proud of yourself for persevering with your dream and seeing it come to fruition (in a remarkable short amount of time I must add!)

    Well done lovely xxxx
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    • It hasn’t really been that short. I wrote it three years ago!
      But yes putting it together has been quite quick but it’s been a hard slog. I’m enjoying this moment so much

  5. Wow Jess! This is really exciting! Congratulations, I can’t even imagine how much effort and determination would have to go into making a book! The graphics and the fonts look perfect! I’d love to be in the draw! Thanks for hosting, you must be so busy!
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    • Nay I’ve been crazy busy for a while, but it’s all been worth it.
      I have to give so much credit to my book designer. He has done most of the hard work for me.

  6. Wow Jess, how fantastic. You should be so proud of such a wonderful achievement. Best of luck x

  7. Jess you must be jumping out of your skin with excitement! This is great news.

    I’ve done a little bit of editing and I think editing your own work is the hardest. Congratulations on getting it all finished!
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    • I am Liz! In a very staid way. When I get the actual book ill be ecstatic!

      Editing is not easy. I have had help but it’s never easy to critique your own stuff

  8. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!! The cover and illustrations look amazing !!!!!
    Wishing you every success with your book – there is no reason why it won’t be a success !
    Have the best day EVER !!!!!
    PS – please include me in the draw !!
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    • Thankyou! I have an awesome illustrator and book designer. Honestly the whole thing would have looked terrible without Stuart’s help!
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  9. I don’t need to enter the draw (thank you!!!), but I of course just have to say…

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so excited for you πŸ˜€ And to think, I’ll be able to say that I was Jess Newman’s friend before she became the next big Christian parenting author πŸ˜‰ Watch out Mr Biddulph!
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  10. Congratulations Jess!! How exciting πŸ™‚ I love the illustrations and of course I would love to read your book … and would love to be in your draw … pretty please! Well done – I’m so excited for you – you should be so proud of yourself! YAY! Min xxoo
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  11. What an amazing achievement to see all your hard work finally come together! Well done Jess. You are truely inspirational πŸ™‚

    I am quite interested in your book due to to it being god heavy, you know I’m not a religious person but my son has begun to show a lot of interest and if I could learn a few things to help explain/continue his curiosity while I enjoy the other aspects of your book than it’s definitely win, win, win. Would love the chance to have an exclusive signed copy from THE Jess herself ;p hahaha

    I will share on my facebook for you as well to try and get you some extra sales.
    Well done. xx
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  12. Congratulations lovely lady! I am thrilled beyond words for you. I look forward to getting my hands on a copy (please DO put me in the draw) and it’s totally going on my birthday list! I love that you’ve not made it into an ebook and that I can actually physically get my hands on it. Well done, you deserve to be so proud.
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    • Thanks Becky!
      There will be an ebook as well, but it just needs to formatted slightly differently, so it will be a little bit longer yet. But I did so want to have an actual hardcopy myself. Who doesn’t?
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  13. CONGRATULATIONS JESS!!!!!! Soooo very excited and happy for you!!!! Wishing you every every success!!!!!!

    I have always dreamt about having my few seconds or minutes of fame in a blockbuster movie – ala Bond girl, That would make it the day for me… Yes might sound a bit unrealistic but ah well a girl can only dream πŸ™‚
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  14. Congratulations Jess!
    After hearing about your journey with this book it must be so very exciting to be finished. I am really happy for you.
    Now what will you be writing about next? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Oh, before I forget, I would like to be in the draw please πŸ™‚
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  15. Congratulations Jess! Good on you for bringing your dreams to fruition, you must be over the moon. I would love to have a read so put me in the hat πŸ™‚
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  16. Amazing, Jess! What an achievement! I would love to gift a copy of your book to a dear friend with a massive heart for God, she just had her third baby last Tuesday and I think she would love to have a read! I hope you are getting your party on tonight! xo
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  17. CONGRATS! I’m so happy for you, Jess! Childhood dream come true! And those illustrations look awesome! =) Do you include international readers in your draw too? If so, count me in!
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  18. Well done to you Jess – good on you for following your dreams and beliefs! The cover and the illustrations look awesome – hope it’s not too long until you get to hold one of your own books in your hands. Congratulations!
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  19. Well done! Look at you.. your name IS IN PRINT! that is tremendously exciting. You must be pinching yourself πŸ™‚ Enjoy this exciting time, hope it brings amazing things your way x
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  20. Congratulations Jess, such an awesome achievement! I bet it’s a relief to finally get to this day! I hope everything runs smoothly with the printing.

    I always wanted to do something with books when I was a kid, either be a bookseller or a librarian and I’m very lucky that I’ve been able to have a career based on the thing I love most because not many people are that lucky!
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  21. Ooo ooo ooo put me in the draw!

    Jess, this is SERIOUSLY exciting. I’ve self published 2 books and TOTALLY get how wonderful it feels to see final cover designs, and then to hold your book in your HOT LITTLE HAND after all that blood, sweat and tears!

    Here’s a tip for you: contact Rochelle at, Australia’s Christian party plan, and see if she is interested in stocking your book πŸ˜‰

    AND, you’ve inspired me to actually sell my two books on my blog – off to do that right now!
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  22. Well done Jess. The illustrations look great and from your posts I’ve read in the short term I’ve been following you I think it will be a cracker of a read. It’s great that you have your niche too and hopefully you can own it!
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  23. Well-done Jess. For anyone to achieve as you have at your young age is a credit to your fortitude, self-belief and honouring your work as a mother.
    Thank you for the privilege of being one of the ‘pre-publishing pre-readers’ and for entrusting me with your ‘book baby’.
    A true author!
    Go, speak proudly!
    YOU have made it happen.
    Denyse x
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  24. Hey gorgeous, I have to say I’m in awe, to have a book published, with four kids, while maintaining a house, a boatman, a SUPER HOT blog, I think you are amazeballs.
    A BIG congrats on being published, I will make sure to show my support – and please please enjoy your moment – you deserve it!!! Em
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  25. woo hoo! You’ll be even more famous! WELL DONE JESS on achieving such an incredible feat – fancy being published and seeing your name right up there on the shelf to inspire/amuse fellow mums. Love your work. Pip xxx
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  26. Given that I’m childless and not very God fearing it’s probably not for me, but… I’m so proud of you for doing this and achieving your dreams. It’s fantastic. Of course if I did win a copy I’d definitely want it to be signed and I’d treasure it (and read it of course!).

    Yay for your well-deserved success!
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  27. Congratulations Jess on achieving one of your dream! Go you!!!
    Celebrate with some Pepsi, watching reruns of Grey’s anatomy and practising your acceptance speech for all the awards your book will bring you.
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  28. Oh YAY Jess!! I have been following everything to do with your book and can not wait to read it. I would LOVE the go in the draw to win a SIGNED copy of your book.

    How have you found the whole experience? I am currently doing a children’s book and am hoping to launch it on my daughters birthday next year as it is inspired by her. I am looking at self publishing as recommended by a publishing/printing company I contacted.
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    • It’s been good but it is a lot of hard work! And it’s not cheap at all. I’d contact Stuart from Book Design Australia and ask him for help. He does a brilliant job formatting everything and is so great to work with
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