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Today’s spotlight shines on author Anneliese Lawton and her book Welcome to the Jungle. Anneliese is an author, mom of three, blogger, successful businesswoman, and more! Here’s more about her:

About the book: Getting lost in motherhood feels easy – but what’s not easy, is understanding why. In Welcome to the Jungle, parenting writer and maternal mental health advocate Anneliese Lawton takes readers on an unfiltered journey of self-discovery. While navigating motherhood and facing the unexpected: back-to-back high-risk pregnancies, postpartum depression, and a rare tumour, Anneliese has an awakening (and it’s not just from her kids). From Phat Farm shoes and blue eyeshadow to chunky highlights and awkward first love, Anneliese pinpoints the moments in her life where she truly lost herself and comes to understand the power motherhood holds in finally being found. Filled with unfiltered thoughts and perspectives on womanhood, Welcome to the Jungle isn’t just another parenting book on the highs and lows of motherhood; it will spur you to have a conversation with yourself you never knew you needed to have.

About the author: Anneliese Lawton is a Canadian gal with a big passion for maternal mental health. She had three kids in under 4 years and has lived to tell the tale. After reading dozens of self-help books, listening to dozens of podcasts, and writing for dozens of parenting publications – Anneliese learned that validation from other moms was key to feeling supported in motherhood. This mama of three (who wears far too many hats), is Gabrielle Bernstein meets Workin’ Moms meets the mom-next-door. With her, nothing is off-limits, and she hopes her writing will inspire, empower and help other women find joy and peace within themselves.

In the Media: Anneliese has made a lot of media appearances! Check out her media coverage by scrolling to her name

Author Snapshot: Anneliese Lawton — Zibby Mag | The Literary Lifestyle Destinatio

Get your copies here: Welcome to the Jungle A Frantic Journey Through Motherhood and Self Discovery: Lawton, Anneliese: 9781989506578: Books –

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Cozy Romance…My Newest Guilty Pleasure!

February 27, 2018– I’m wondering if this happens to you; have you ever stuck to one specific genre for quite a long time when reading? Do you ever feel like you need a break? Lately (I mean for the past five years) I have been completely immersed in the psych/thriller/horror genre of books and I find myself needing something that will allow me to relax and recharge my psyche. It’s funny, because I get this way with movies too! Every now and then I need to throw in a night of Billy Madison or Tommy Boy to balance out the hours of Die Hard or Rocky. I know that none of these particular titles are ones that “make you think”, but sometimes I get sick of all action all the time. That’s why recently I’ve turned to something called “cozy romance.” Now, let me be the first to say that I am NOT by any means a fan of romantic fiction in any way, shape, or form, but there is something comforting about these wonderful books.

Picture this, it’s raining outside, there are two cats cuddled up at the end of your bed, and the only thing you have to do is spend the day relaxing and reading by the fireplace. It’s pure bliss, that’s what that is! That’s what reading a cozy romance feels like to me. They are a particular genre that entertains, but also doesn’t make you think too much, which is something we all need once in a while to just cleanse our literary palettes so-to-speak.

Definition of “cozy romance” according to the Huffington Post: Cozies are fun to read. There’s a formula to the cozies that work very well drawing readers back again and again. The amateurs in such stories are nearly always well educated, intuitive women. Books, especially in series form usually have the story line relate to the detective’s job or hobby. Murderers in cozy mysteries are generally intelligent, rational, articulate people, and murders are pretty much bloodless and neat. Violence and sex are low-key and supporting background characters bring comic relief to the story. Some cozy series are set during holidays such as Valentine Day or Christmas making them more intimate to the reader.

I sincerely hope you’ll check out these adorable little mysteries!

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