• What We Do

    and how well we do it!

    Sabrina Greer

    Co-author in: "Dear Limits, Get Out Of My Way!" release spring 2017

    Working with Ky-Lee and Jess has been a dream come true (no exaggeration)! I've always aspired to be a writer but didn't know where or how to start. Being a coauthor on Dear Limits gave me an opportunity to unlock my dormant creativity without having to commit to an overwhelming manuscript. The process was fun, easy and extremely educational. I recommend this to anyone you has a voice they want heard! ~ Sabrina Greer

    Michelle Balfour

    Registered Freelance Editor under the Editors Association of Canada | Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing

    Other over-arching aspects worth mentioning when examining any book are tone and theme. Both need to be kept consistent throughout the course of a book, which can be a difficult task when there is one author involved, let alone many. However, Dear Limits achieves both with shining success! The theme is kept consistent through broad means of subject matter and message, as well as through finer methods such as similar language use. Tone can be a tricky one, but each writer speaks to her audience on an even playing field, as it were; directly referencing the reader and speaking in a conversational manner as equals. That each author employs these tactics, to some degree or another, gives the book a cohesive feeling, despite the multiple voices and points of view that are used throughout.

    Structurally speaking, Dear Limits is “all there”: a framework has been laid, and chapters have been inserted by topic within that framework. The topics have been clearly labelled, allowing a reader to know what’s ahead or to skip back and forth to the subjects that interest them the most. Giving each chapter its own title adds a personal, inviting touch, as well as laying the potential of catching a reader’s eye and interest.

    Andrea Lampe

    Coauthor in "I'm 30, Now What?" release Nov 2017

    The book is amazing! I cannot believe how incredible these women are and even though I haven't met them... I now feel so close to them!!! ... It has been an incredible journey! And cannot thank you enough for this opportunity. I have grown so much and let go of so much pain through this process.

    THANK you!!! ~ Andrea Lampe

     

    Nichole Cornacchia

    Coauthor in "I'm 30, Now What?" release Nov 2017

    I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I'm Nichole, one of the co-authors of the book.

    I'm a mom of two gorgeous kids (Jack and Isla), married to the love of my life, Ennis. We live in the west end of Toronto.

    Before this project, I wouldn't really consider myself a writer, although I've always fantasize about it. I often felt I had a few stories that needed to be shared 😉.

    I'm currently on maternity leave with my youngest, Isla...I started working on my chapter when Isla was just a few months old. I was literally typing with her in the baby carrier, while she napped...laptop elevated to be at eye-level. I have to admit, while I was working on my chapter, I thought I would never have a chance to sit down and type for more than 30 minutes at a time. It's astonishing that I was able to complete it at all!

    Writing this chapter has been an extraordinary experience. Not only did I feel supported at home, I felt supported by the community of women working on the book. Although most of us didn't know each other, it was enough for me to know that 19 other women were doing what I was trying to do...give the reader a glimpse into my world. I'm so proud to be part of this community of strong, empowering women!

    I truly hope you enjoy the book!!!

    Mad love ❤️

    Nichole

     

    Eva Dolejsi

    Organizer of "Kitz 4 Kids" in memory of Andrew Dolejsi

    "Dear Ky-Lee,

     

    I am on my way to post office to pick up books, many thanks.

    Today is Andrew’s birthday & 10th annual fundraiser & you made it even more special.

     

    Thank you again,

     

    Love Eva"

    Emily Gruzinski

    Coauthor of Dear Limits, Get Out Of My Way

    "Ky-Lee - thanks for all that you do!! We appreciate it!"

     

    Emily

    Lisa Mallis

    Coauthor of I'm 30, Now What?!

    "After over a decade of attending iUSA as an attendee and a vendor, and listening to speakers share their ideas and educate the industry... I feel very humble!

    I’ve always wanted to be an educator to share my crazy ideas and knowledge but I’ve never been brave enough, until recently. I’m not even a photographer, but I’ve been in this industry my entire adult life. I try my best every day and help others follow their passion... and will continue to do so. Never let the haters stop you from achieving your dreams. Thank you Jeff Gump for believing in me!

    A huge THANK YOU goes out to Ky-Lee Hanson and Kimberly Jeanne Francis for giving me the opportunity to co-author in the book "I’m 30, Now What" and meet so many successful women who have overcome similar fears, and made the CHOICE to conquer them.
    The experience and the stories helped me realize I can actually DO this..."

    - Lisa Mallis

    A guest at a book signing

    Dear Stress, I'm Breaking Up With You

    Today a lady came to our book signing that none of us knew. She came because the name of the book caught her husbands eye on a flyer I made; he thought it could help her stress. She has been looking forward to our book event for two weeks.

    She was looking for help to control stress instead of it controlling her. She doesn't want medication. We talked about expectations, social pressures and living for YOU instead of for someone or something else.

    Warmed my heart that we are spreading not only hope but help. Talking things through and sharing experiences, making a connection, can be the best medicine. We do not have to be alone. Within seconds she was a friend to us and we complimented her talents as an artist, gave her business tips and we were just simply there as a beacon for support and change.

    With an open door policy, we will lock arms and travel down each of our Golden Brick Roads, side by side.

    Reader Feedback - Marianne Zin

    Dear Stress, I'm Breaking Up With You

    I broke up with stress in such a huge way after reading this. Told my manager where she could stick her verbal abuse!! Left her store!! - Marianne Zin

    The Book Excellence Awards

    feedback

    "We reach out to publishers who have books with high quality writing, design and overall market appeal. The Book Excellence Awards is designed to help authors and publishers gain exposure and increase their book sales.

     

    Our team originally found your agency through the books, 'Dear Limits, Get Out of My Way,' and 'Inner Winner.'"

    Sarah Gustafson

    coauthor: "Her Art Of Surrender" and "Dear Love" launching 2018 / 2019

    "This week, I signed on to contribute a chapter to a second book. To say that I am floored is an understatement. For so long, I paid lip service to my dreams without ever truly believing in their possible reality. When I cracked my heart open, just the tiniest sliver, to the idea that they could be real - only then did the universe respond and let big things start happening. I can only say the most heartfelt thank you to the people who believed in my purpose before I did." - Sara Gustafson

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