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Redundant? How To Write, Illustrate, And Publish Your Own Children’s Books To Make Money, even if you’ve never written, illustrated, or published a book in your life before and you don’t know where to start

If you are redundant and looking for a new income source, writing, illustrating, and publishing your own Children’s books, may be just the ticket to financial freedom that you seek.

If you are stuck for ideas for your children’s books? (No problem, I got you covered, or rather they have! No pun intended!)

Or maybe you have already written a children’s book but NOT been able to:

Get it “professionally” published because the “professional” publisher says it will be hard to get the foreign translation rights as it’s in rhyme! Especially if you are not an established Author; not famous, or at least not in the genre of writing kid’s books. (If you have had this problem, I have been there too, many times, and it’s like bashing your head against a brick wall, because you need to publish a children’s picture book, to gain the credibility to write and publish more, but no one is willing to give you a break. Meanwhile your beautiful story is kept hidden from the world and all those children are suffering from not being able to read your beautiful book and be inspired by the illustrations.)

Which brings me onto another point…you have NOT been able to:

Get the book illustrated. And although you’re great at writing, you suck at drawing and haven’t been able to afford to pay someone to illustrate your book. (I was personally given an estimate years ago that it would cost me at least £370 for a 32 page picture book to be illustrated, which when you haven’t made a single penny from a picture book yet and you may not even have an audience for, is pretty frightening. What if it doesn’t sell? What if you don’t like the illustrations? What if the illustrator let’s you down and doesn’t finish the job, or does it in such a way that it’s unpublishable? £370 down the toilet and your heart dropping to the floor with all that upset and pain…)

Which brings me onto my next point..

What if you do a collaboration with an illustrator, where they get to use your story for free to contribute to their university degree, in exchange for them doing the illustrations for you for free. Great idea right? If you are starting out with NO money at all, and you don’t want to spend any money out to begin with. What could go wrong with that? You are both getting something for free in monetary terms, but that is a huge investment of time, energy, and effort on both your parts, and can take hours, days, weeks, months of meetings, emails, communications, delays. I have been there, done that, and although perhaps I didn’t spend that much time on it, the process did go on for the years of his degree and I was let down badly after he graduated!!! You see, he got my story! He finished his degree! And it was because of my story, that enabled him (I shall not mention his name) to succeed so much in his degree, that he passed with flying honourary colours. But… he never finished the illustrations. He stopped replying to my messages about the illustrations, and I had to stop wasting my time on a person that clearly was not going to deliver what he verbally promised me he should deliver – all the illustrations for my book, which presumably he had to do for his degree anyway, I did see one of them in a meeting with him, but that was about it. It was after that I looked into the cost of paying someone else to do them and I felt it just wasn’t worth it, because of all the what ifs I mentioned. And after I had my trust broken so badly and been let down, it made me scared to trust anyone else again, and I also had another problem…)

Not knowing how to get the illustrations from drawings into the book itself.

Or how to create graphic illustrations suitable for this type of book in software.

How to format a children’s picture book to upload to Amazon Createspace at the time – which is now KDP publishing.

It was an absolute frigging nightmare. That didn’t stop…

So all the beauty, time, energy, effort, peace and happiness, and difficult re-writes of the book manuscript after “traditional professional publisher feedback” and feedback from my Freelance Writer’s membership FREE appraisal service at that time went nowhere, so it remained as a manuscript in an envelope sent to myself to copyright it. And a longing to get it into print one day… A longing I still have to this day, as it’s such an awesome book that I know kids will love and adore… Even though I’m now known for writing non-fiction books that change lives from pain to gain, for adults, and specialise in asexuality and still working hard to finish my Asexual Guide To Sex book which I started to write in June 2019 and still adding fresh content to.. life and ill health got in the way, but I am determined to get it finished and published.

I also wrote a second children’s picture book with a similar theme that I got feedback on from the FREE appraisal service with my Freelance Writer’s membership and then I started on my 3rd with the same theme as the first – I was building a series – but sadly they stopped the appraisal service and then I realised I am born to write non-fiction and turned my focus, time and attention onto that, and built an audience for my non-fiction books that change lives, and I would like to say, impacted the world in a huge way – with more still to come. BUT… I still want to publish my children’s picture books because I believe in sharing your stories with the world, rather than take them to the grave. I love to go to the cinema to kid’s club on self-dates. (I did that on Sunday.) I love watching kids movies. I love Disney and Pixar, and similar animated movies. The last film I watched Adams Family 2, and I loved the message at the end about we are supposed to be different and not like everyone else, so we should celebrate our differences within ourselves and know it’s okay to not fit in because we are different and that’s our beauty.

I am very different. I am like a business guy (even though I am female) and a quirky kid Disney Princess – you can even see me in my ACE Fibro Girl outfit at And even though I don’t want children of my own, I get on well with kids and treat them as little beings in their own right, as equals and not less than me. You could say I treat them as young adults, who have their own mind and are intelligent. We have fun talking about movies together, if I get the chance to take to kids. Or just get on well in general, as they often like to talk and have fun in life and so do I. One of my new housemates has kids. I live in a self-contained flat in a house. So I live on my own and have housemates— how quirky is that!!! I also live like a teenager and my bedroom is full of cuddly toys and sparkly things. I love it that way. I reprogrammed my mind to be like 21 years old using NLP (neuro-linguistic programming some years ago. And went to Disneyland Paris in 2017 for my 21st Mindset birthday.

Even after all these years. I still have the strongest desire to publish my children’s picture books. That feeling has never left me. It’s on my bucket list to do before I die… which I am not planning on doing at all at… But you never know when your last day will be, especially with Covid around. So that’s why I leapt at the chance to get the Children’s Book Creator course here, at only $147 it’s an absolute steal, (especially if your currency is ££££), with all of the video trainings you receive, all the support you get in the Facebook group, all the money it saves you by teaching you how to illustrate your books yourself, and all the time it saves you trying to figure out how to do this stuff on your own, why not get the new year off to a flying start by clicking here to get your own copy of the course right now.

This course will solve all of these problems for you:

  • Save you hundreds of pounds you would usually pay for similar courses, which might not even come close to the quality of this one.
  • It will show you how to write, illustrate, and publish, your very own Children’s Picture book. Saving you time, money, and wasted energy trying to figure all this stuff out on your own.
  • Nuria really knows her stuff and takes the headache out of illustrating your book yourself using free and mostly low cost software and graphics. Saving you hundreds of pounds you would pay an illustrator to illustrate your books for you. And once you have these skills, you have them for life.
  • The Facebook group you get with this course, is worth the cost of the course alone. Even before you start the course itself, the expert advice, help, and support, by other Authors/Writers, is priceless. With ongoing support and feedback by Nuria and other writing and publishing experts in the group, as well as those just starting out with you.
  • You get to live your dream as a Children’s Book Author, Illustrator and publisher, and be able to have the opportunity to put a smile on a kid’s face and brighten their day. That’s priceless.

So if you have ever wanted to write, illustrate, and publish your own Children’s book, but don’t know where to start, get this course now, here don’t hesitate, we only live once and it’s a small investment for potentially huge returns. And you get to learn so much more about book publishing in general, including from the Facebook group alone, even before you start Nuria’s course – because this group is the one that comes with this course, not her free group, so these people in the group take writing seriously and are not just would-be writers. There are writers/authors in the group who make a full-time living from writing and who are experienced in publishing multiple types of books, such as journals and colouring books, not just picture books. They say your network is your net worth – so by expanding your online network with people who are successful at making money from publishing books and some who make a full-time living from it, it helps to shift your mindset to one of abundance and provides much more motivation to do the work and increases your chances of success at making a full-time living from writing and publishing books.

After all of the heartache and pain I’ve been through with not being able to publish my own picture books for years, and all the wasted time, energy, and effort I spent on that, and the yearning to still do that, coupled with everything I have been through over the last year with ill health (not Covid thankfully) and trauma resulting in CPTSD – more about this in the next post, I’m now at the stage where I’m focusing on my book publishing business and expanding my book offering to the world… but first finishing my Asexual Guide To Sex and promoting that for 3 months… and still got another book to write and publish for asexuals too this year. I wanted to let you know about the offer I came across, as it was too good to resist (Children’s Book Creator course), remember all the heartache and pain I told you about at the beginning of this post….

  • Not knowing where to start.
  • Not being able to get a traditional publisher to publish my book/s.
  • Illustrator letting me down and not delivering the illustrations.
  • £370 just for illustrating one picture book.
  • Not knowing how to get the illustrations from the drawings into the book itself.
  • Or how to create graphic illustrations suitable for this type of book.
  • Not knowing how to specifically upload a Children’s picture book to KDP and successfully publish it.
  • Potentially dying with my picture books inside me and taking them to the grave with me, and denying kids the opportunity to have their day brightened by me, and putting a smile on my face.

This course solves all of those problems and more, see screenshot below about – What You Will Accomplish At The End of this course, taken from my course dashboard inside my own private members area, so I highly recommend it, here is the link

From Nuria herself: “So many of us have always wanted to write a children’s book. It’s an incredible feeling when you are holding your printed book in your hands and read through the pages. And an even better feeling is knowing that, someone somewhere, is reading your book to a child! If you have ever thought about writing a children’s book but don’t know where to start, or if you already produce low content books on Amazon KDP, like planners, journals or activity books, then this is one step further for you to take your book publishing to a higher level. But this is not a course teaching you about the traditional way of publishing a book. This is an unconventional way of producing and self-publishing your book and may not be what you expect. This course is for anyone who wants to publish a book but hasn’t got a clear story in mind and who is very flexible about what kind of children’s book they are going to create. I will teach you how to choose your topic so that you have the best chances of selling your book. And we will use pre-made images and graphics, so you don’t have to use an illustrator. So book will be completely self-made and self-published, from start to finish.” So if you have ever wanted to know how to write, illustrate, and publish your own children’s books, get your copy of the Children’s Book Creator course now and save yourself hundreds of pounds it would cost you to pay an illustrator

On 16th of December 2021, and in the month leading up to it, I had a huge mindset shift (post to follow about that) and I’m determined not to let 2022 be like 2021. The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again, expecting to get a different result, and I realised I have to change what I’m doing and go all in with my writing as a book publishing business, focusing solely on that and continuing to build my audiences for those books. Especially since quitting my full-time day job that made me severely poorly on October 10th 2021. Buying the Children’s Book Creator course, I believe, will take my writing and book publishing business to another level entirely.

So if you are fed up with where you at right now, and you don’t want a repeat of 2021, you need to do something different, or you will end up being on the hamster wheel of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again in 2021. And experiencing all of the pain that went with it.

You know one year from today, you will certainly arrive somewhere, the question is where?

If you want that to be a different destination than in the past, you are going to have to take a different path. If you want to get different results, you’re going to need to take different actions and learn new skills.

I believe everything happens for a reason, and it’s not an accident you’re here at this page, and this is the different path, the different action you need to take. Let’s get your Children’s book publishing business started, let’s get you writing and illustrating your own Children’s books, uploading them to KDP, and help you create true, passive, set and forget income, for life. I can’t wait to become part of your success journey and see you in the Children’s Book Creator course Facebook group. Click this (affiliate) link to get you copy of the Children’s Book Creator course, now! (I only recommend products I believe in and usually use myself – such as this one.) I can say with certainty, this is one of the best investments I ever made. I see other student’s, in real time, who have created their books and getting advice of other students on their masterpieces, by sharing some of their beautifully illustrated book pages they have created, their results are amazing! I am so happy I bought the course. I would encourage you not to hesitate in getting the course yourself. The accompanying Facebook group is very active and supportive and is worth the price of the course alone. Not to mention all the time and money this course is going to save you, especially in the long-term. And once you have learned these skills, you could offer them as services to other people, to get extra income. So get your copy of the Children’s Book Creator course now, here

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Fibromyalgia Self-Help Handbook Reader Recommendation

Face Fibri Girl Fibromyalgia Self-Help Handbook recommendation


Today is my birthday and I am having a solo birthday party. To celebrate, I want to share with you this Fibromyalgia Self-Help Handbook reader recommendation, from someone who is my bestest asexual friend and has been virtually looking after me super well from afar. They recently bought me some very expensive health products and I am very thankful and grateful to them for doing so. This person has one of the most beautiful souls and hearts I have ever met in my life, it’s just a bonus that they love my books too, and get so impacted in a good way by them. They often say to me about their Sandra Bellamy Bookshelf on Kindle, on their computer, is waiting for the next book, and they always like to buy each of my books in both electronic Kindle format and physical form too. I was so happy to see they wrote, “I highly recommend this book”. Here is the UK link and elsewhere so you can buy your copy now!

I have a full day planned for my birthday today. Including watching 3 new movies I bought myself on disc, two of which I have never seen before, so it’s going to be like going to the cinema to see two new films. I have Birthday Girl Balloons and more Balloons, currently all over my bed; Happy Birthday Confetti, in every room – including the toilet, 3 presents to open from my best female friend later on this morning. I am taking myself with a tuna salad lunch, live streaming my present opening on my channel and hopefully Facebook at the same time. I also have a Birthday Banner which I haven’t done much with yet, and popcorn to go with the films. My dad is dropping my presents off at 2pm – mum is self isolating until at least June 16th, (maybe until Christmas now) as she is high risk category and had a letter from her Doctor to tell her to do so. I will be talking to another best asexual friend on the phone and Sam I will Skype with later, no doubt through until the early hours of Saturday. Our last Skype session was over 15 hours!

I recently completed two online courses, that took me just over a month to do. One was about how to make money online, and the other was primary about one of the systems I will be using to do that, for my new online businesses. I am planning to launch a total of 3 new businesses this year and currently learning so much, which is one of the reasons I haven’t been around often. I have also been creating digital products to sell too. I still have to finish writing my Asexual Guide To Sex book and get that published this year, which is my top priority for next month, now I have finished my two online courses. So yeah, no rest for the good!!! But I am excited for the year ahead and to see what actually happens. Which businesses work best, which I enjoy the most. But, after all these 10 years of blogging – later this year it will be my 10 year blogging anniversary. Writing is still, and always will be, my number one passion in life, because I get messages from people who’s life has been changed or saved by one or more of my books, and that is priceless and my lasting legacy. I sell books each month, but I can’t currently live off that money, as it’s not enough, but one day I believe that will be very different, and I will also be doing other things too.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend ahead and here is the UK link and elsewhere so you can buy your copy of Fibromyalgia Self- Help Handbook now!

As always, stay positive

Sandra xx


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Want to have less pain, more energy, and feel happier? For a fraction of the cost of a therapist!



Want to have less pain, more energy, and feel happier? For a fraction of the cost of a therapist! I just launched my site so you can read more about my Fibromyalgia Self-Help Handbook, or go directly to amazon and buy it now, here  Even if you don’t have fibromyalgia, this book will give you the formula for how to have a more positive and happier life, and show you how to increase your energy. It helps you to overcome depression and decrease anxiety, and is an autobiographical book too, so it’s helpful, and gives valuable insight and guidance on how to live your best life, and thrive and flourish, not just survive, but to truly come alive!

You may have been wondering lately, where have I been? I have busy with course creation and getting well as I had two back-to-back infections and lost my voice and had to have lots of rest. Still playing catch up! I have lots of exciting projects I am working on, including one which will help others to make money online and to cut their time and learning curve short, to make money fast! Yep, finally found out what works, and it’s likely not what you think! So watch this space for more details about that!

This year, I am working flat out to finish off as many of my outstanding projects as possible, before the new year arrives. Next year I will be launching 3 new brands, on top of everything else I do. In fact, 2 of them would be launched before the new year, if I could get the others finished sooner, rather than later. Right now, it’s one step at a time. So that is why I have not blogged on here as much and as often as I usually do, and it’s likely to be that way for some time to come, as I have to block out time and turn off distractions and focus hard on narrowing down exactly what I need to do to succeed in my businesses. I have let go of 7 domains this year and gained 5 new ones. But, the good news is, the upcoming brands will help you a lot, especially the ones involving making money. I am also working on my second book for asexuals, which is ironically called Asexual Guide To Sex, and will be like no other book you have ever read on the topic of sex, in your life before, and is more like an immersive experience than just a book. It’s insightful, helpful, and gives the real truth about what it’s like to have sex when you are asexual, with sex help, sex advice and sex guidance, from asexuals who have had sex before, I am super excited for this book!

Until next time, stay positive

Sandra xx

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Author Sandra Bellamy Asexuality Interview On Freestyle Your Life Podcast

Freestyle Your Life Podcast Interview

I am so happy to have been interviewed on the Freestyle Your Life (FLY) Podcast about my personal asexual journey and about asexuality. In case you didn’t already know, in March/April 2014 I discovered I am a heteroromantic asexual. I am attracted to guys romantically not sexually. I don’t get the need, urge, or want, for partnered sexual intercourse. I love kissing especially and cuddling, but not sex. Yes, I had sex in the past because I thought I had to as part of a ‘normal’ relationship, as we are all conditioned to believe since birth. Yes, I did say conditioned, but sex is not for everyone. Love without sex, does exist. One of my asexual friends is getting married to his asexual partner next month and I couldn’t be more happy for them.

If you didn’t already know, I am the Author of this beautifully insightful book about Asexuality, called Asexual Perspectives 47 Asexual Stories, Love, Life and Sex, ACElebration of Asexual Diversity. So if you want to read more about my personal asexual story you can read about it in my book here Or here if you live in the USA Or worldwide at or you can order the paperback version from all good book shops around the globe under Quirky Books – yes, that’s my own publishing imprint.

Asexual Perspectives print book
Author Sandra Bellamy With Her Asexual Perspectives Paperback Book

I am also the founder of and and I design and sell merchandise for asexuals on Amazon and Redbubble I also live stream daily on my channel.

My podcast interview with Freestyle Your Life, goes live on Tuesday 9th July 2019 on ITunes, Stitcher and Spotify. It will be available to listen to from midnight on 8th of July, so you can listen to it on the 9th, no matter what country you are in. I had a lot of synergy with this presenter as she is all about being your true authentic self, no matter what, and has a hugely powerful personal story of overcoming adversity herself.

These are the links where my episode, (episode 26), will be live to listen to from the 9th of July 2019!

This is the exact link to my specific episode:

You can find my episode on Spotify at number 26!

I also blog on for over 8 years and you will currently see this almost identical post there. On that blog is where I started my Author journey and it took me 7 years to get the Quirky Books name as my very own registered publishing imprint in the UK, so you can buy this book globally as well as find it in 6 UK libraries. I want to inspire you to never give-up on your dreams and to be your true, authentic self, always.

I hope you enjoy listening to my interview.

As always, stay positive.

Sandra xx


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Make Your Social Sizzle! Get this NO BULLSHIT e-book about #copywriting for Social Media for FREE! Act Now! Before they start charging for this!


SocialBee, Copywriting e-book – get it now while it’s free!

THIS FREE COPYWRITING book from the experts at SocialBee, will get your SOCIAL JUICES PUMPING and YOUR CLICK THROUGH RATES RAGING AND ON FIRE! This how-to guide will show you EXACTLY what you need to do to ATTRACT the ATTENTION of your WINNING CLIENTS and it’s likely to become an Amazon bestseller in the not to distant future! So get it now for FREE and DOWNLOAD INSTANTLY! Don’t Miss Out! Click the link below and grab it now!

You may be wondering how I manage to get so many followers and eye-balls on this blog and my blog at! SocialBee is my secret weapon! It’s a powerhouse that pumps out all your social media posts, blog posts, and YouTube videos on evergreen autopilot. Now I have a steady stream of eyeballs on my blog posts with daily visitors. I only started to using this valuable tool part way through last year (2018) and I have to say it’s turned my business life upside down for the better, forever. I was struggling to get daily visitors to my sites and to post daily individual social media posts to my 14 pages Facebook, 13 Twitter accounts, and to LinkedIn and to be quite frank, it was energy draining, time-consuming, and all posting and not doing much producing new stuff that mattered!  Now I use SocialBee to automate all my blog posts, social media posts, and YouTube videos on evergreen! I learnt in my writing and entrepreneurial journey, that the way people at the top make a lot of money online is they have a product or service to sell, with a bunch of others, or they sell other people’s and earn something called an affiliate commission from it, and they automate as much of the process as possible so they make money while they sleep! Like the Amazon affiliate cheque you saw in a previous post. Yes, It has taken me a long time to get that, but thanks to SocialBee I got it quicker, as I am able to posts my affiliate links in social media posts, on evergreen, which means they automatically post over and over again, without me individually posting them like I did before unless I want to!

This was the state of my planner last year, before I got SocialBee to automate my social media posting for me. You can see I was having to schedule and post stuff manually, that would often only be posted once, and now I don’t need to, unless I want to! I bought a tool before SocialBee, but still had to schedule everything manually – no evergreen feature, and no posting to groups! It drove nuts! I was no further forward than scheduling a blog post on WordPress!

I spent months and months looking for a Social Media Autoposting tool that would post to all my Facebook pages, my 5 Facebook groups – as those were particularly hard to keep engaged on a daily basis without being in them constantly, and to post to all my Twitter pages and LinkedIn. I felt so relieved to find SocialBee and at a fraction of the cost that some other Autoposting tools cost, many of which don’t post to Facebook groups! Groups are particularly important in creating an engaged amount of people who will get to know you, like you, and trust you, and a proportion of those will want to buy from you! But you have to be seen in them daily, to nourish your members with valuable content.

This is one video in a playlist of how to use SocialBee, that I created on my newer Quirky Academy channel for entrepreneurs, start-ups and creatives, which gives you a behind-the-scenes look on how I use this essential tool! Watch it and subscribe for more help with online social media marketing!

If you want to try SocialBee for yourself you can get a free trial here and yes, I am an affiliate for them, because I use them and believe in them, which means that if after your free trial you do decide you want to continue to use it, I may received a small commission for referring them to you. It does not cost you any more money to get their service this way, it just means they are happy to pay me a bit of money for bringing a new customer their way. Very similar to those sales assistants who work in a shop and earn commission if the customer buys something, (I used to be one of those), just in this case it’s a real life virtual service, as opposed to a bricks and mortar shop you just walk into and buy! Most of the products and services we buy online now, so this is how the real world and the virtual world combine to become the real ‘one’ world!

Don’t forget to grab your FREE COPYWRITING book from the experts at SocialBee, by clicking here

Until next time, stay quirky you, keep going for your dreams, and write soon

Sandra xx

P.S. If you need still need help setting up SocialBee after you have watched all of the videos on my channel, it is a service I offer, as does SocialBee, I am also offering complete Social Media management as a premium service to a few select clients. If you are interested in either of these, you can visit my site and hit me up in the chat bubble in the bottom right corner to ask for more details.



When you are made redundant, rather than going back into employment, you may want to try your hand at being self-employed. But running your own business can be so tough! In order to assess your life as a self-employed person, or avoid some of the pitfalls, I would recommend getting this book. Here is my review that I left on Amazon.
on 20 March 2017
I won this book directly from Brad at The Business Show a few years ago, and just got around to reading it, when I needed to read it the most, as I have been struggling of late in both life and business – directly related! Being quirky, I am a huge fan of Brad and his quirky business methods. I love the fact it is written in his conversational, non-nonsense style and that he is completely himself. In this book, Brad asks you to ask yourself all of the hard questions that you often avoid acting upon, because of fear. I really liked the fact that there is exercises throughout the book to allow you to asses what you learnt about your own life and business from Brad’s own life and business experiences and lessons. He makes you think and find soul securing answers and face them head on. This is a great book to help you come unstuck and move forward with your own unique mission. Thanks Brad, for keeping it real and for another awesome book that speaks Braddism at its best!
To buy Brad’s book click here