1. What inspired you
to write this book? 
My kids. As an anxiety sufferer, it’s always
been very important to me to allow my kids time to wind down before bed and I
think that’s where our mutual love of reading was born. One night they asked me
to create a story rather than read one and that was the beginning of the
enchanted tale that is finding her sprinkles.
 

2. What exactly is it
about and who is it written for? 
Finding Her Sprinkles is aimed at a young
children’s audience however it does have a more complex undertone if it was
explored by an older child. It’s about a fairy who loses her sprinkles from her
wand. She’s given a series of trials and she learns that love always leads the
way and belief in yourself is needed to never give up and to overcome
obstacles. Diving deeper, the sprinkles are her identity. She loses herself and
along the way, the people she meets and the things she faces helps her to find
herself again. 
 

3. What do you hope
readers will get out of reading your book? 
The sprinkles are all different colors to
represent the different parts of our unique personalities. Some parts are nicer
than others (some colors are prettier) but they are all necessary. You are
brave. You are strong. You are perfect just the way you are. 
 

4. How did you decide on your
book’s title and cover design? 
I wanted it to be engaging and fun! I wanted it
to scream joy and be fearless so color was the focus 
 

5. What advice or words of
wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!? 
I submitted my very first manuscript back in
2020, a children’s illustrated book. On the 16th of December 2022, it became
officially available to purchase.  I have wanted to be a writer,I’m going
to say most of my life. But I viewed authors as a different breed. That they
weren’t like me. That not just anyone could be one.
 I’m about to drop a major truth bomb, one that
only a couple of people actually know and I feel sick even writing this because
it brings up so much from my past but here goes… I failed VCE. And I don’t
think I’ve been able to lay that to rest until this very moment. The choices of
your past, your age, a ridiculous number or any other limiting belief you’re
living with, DOES NOT HAVE TO HINDER YOUR FUTURE. The path may not be as linear
of a journey as some may receive but it doesn’t mean it can’t still be yours. So
this is for you, my younger stupid self who didn’t spend her time at high
school wisely (but she sure did have a hell of a lot of fun), I feel like Elle
Woods in legally blonde but I’m gonna say it – I DID IT! And for anyone who’s
living with a dream they don’t believe they can achieve… Dreams really do come
true. Don’t give up. 
 

6. What trends in the book
world do you see — and where do you think the book publishing industry is
heading?  
It pains me to say that one day paper and hard
back covers I believe will become extinct. There’s nothing quite like the smell
of a book store, the sound of a fresh spine opening or the feel of the pages
you turn. I hope it won’t be the case but everything is moving more and more
digital.
 

7. How would you describe your
writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to? 
I try to write as if I’m speaking the words out
loud. It can be blunt. It’s often raw and it’s always emotional. 
 

8. What challenges did you
overcome in the writing of this book? 
I think removing the labels and limiting self-beliefs
that we pick up along our journey and realizing that anything is possible but
you need to try. You need to give it a go. You need to accept that failure and
rejection will come hand in hand with success but without the negative we
cannot recognize the positive
10. If people can
buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?
Because
it is a very open ended read and can spark quite deep interpretations and
discussions between children and parents/care givers  Yes absolutely. I’d
love to arrange a phone call to discuss that further. I am available tomorrow
or Friday anytime (Melbourne time)

 

About
The Author:
Madison is a Capricorn
sun, Pisces moon, Aries ascendant, manifestor human design type. She is a
wellness coach specializing in holistic counselling, meditation, yoga and life
coaching. Suffering from Anxiety and OCD, at the age of 26, she decided to open
up about her condition and normalize the discussion of Mental Health. She is
passionate about helping others to accept themselves for who they are and has
chosen to rewrite the script for her future by embracing her condition,
welcoming the awareness it brings and allowing it to fuel her desire to push
past her own boundaries. Madison is determined to prove that despite obstacles
you may face, success is possible as long as you keep trying. She is also the
host of @anxietyisnotme_thepodcast and the founder of @frequency_theapp.  She is a nature loving adventurer and in her
spare time you will find her exploring mountains, hiking or at the beach
reaping the benefits of cold-water therapy. She is a free spirited, crystal
lover, Latin dancer, living by the moon and all her glorious phases. For more
info, please see: https://www.austinmacauley.com/book/finding-her-sprinkles

 

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