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Win a Free Copy of The Vegiterranean Diet!

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Hey, friends! Happy Sunday!

As many of you already know, a new healthy book giveaway is introduced on the first day of each month, and February’s is a goodie! This month, enter to win a free copy of The Vegiterranean Diet by Julieanna Hever (the Plant-Based Dietician) HERE!

Good luck; the winner will be announced on March 1st. xo

Book Launch! Happy Healthy Gut is Officially Released

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Hey, everyone! I’m so excited for this book release. Today’s the magic day, so I thought I’d let everyone know exactly what this book is about. January is the month to take better responsibility for your health and happiness, and since those words are in the title, I thought I’d take advantage.

About the book (description from amazon.com):

Millions of Americans deal with daily digestive malfunction and attribute it to genetics or faulty wiring. Jennifer Browne reveals the common denominator present in almost all chronic digestive angst: food. What we choose to fuel ourselves with has a direct impact on every part of our bodies, starting with the digestive system. Browne urges us to own responsibility for our own health and make conscientious decisions regarding the cause and effect foods have on our digestive tracts. Written in frank, humorous laymen’s terms and sharing her own personal success story along with others’, Browne passionately educates her readers on why a plant-based diet is the only prescription necessary for a happy, healthy tummy. Discover the direct correlation between digestive trauma and factory farming; the incredible benefits of juicing, fermenting, and sprouting food; the reason why GMOs lead to IBS; and what ingredients really just translate to “sugar” or “lab-created chemical.” “Happy Healthy Gut” is an easy read that is truly important and highly informative for anyone who has ever dreamed of a perfectly functioning digestive system.

About the Author (description taken from amazon.com):

Jennifer Browne is an advocate for nutrition education and digestive disorder cessation. She is passionate about promoting clean, “wholistic” food practices and avoiding the slew of “non-foods” that make up our current food system. Browne was diagnosed with IBS in 2001 and has been symptom-free since 2010 when she adopted a mindful, plant-based diet.

Buy the Book (link to amazon.com):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626360413?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=1626360413&linkCode=xm2&tag=girlunin-20

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Enjoy your weekend! Keep healthy!

Advanced Reading Copies of Happy Healthy Gut!

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I just opened my mailbox to find these suckers! So exciting!

Pre-Order your hardcover copy HERE!

Have a happy Thursday– mine just got so much better!

 

My Baby Finally Has a Name! (My Book Has an Official Title)

Love Your Gut

I’m super excited to announce that although I am a little sad to see my working title of Love Your Gut go, I’m thrilled that an official title has been chosen for my very first book! Love Your Gut is now Happy, Healthy Gut: The Natural Diet Solution to Curing IBS and Other Chronic Digestive Disorders!

YAY!

This is fun, because although I sold my manuscript to Skyhorse Publishing in December 2012, almost NOTHING has happened that I can see directly! I’m learning alot about how patient (or impatient) I am via my first go in this process. Hahaha…I still have 6 months left ’til pub date…(January 2014)

Next up? Hopefully a book cover and ISBN number! Stay tuned!

Publishing & Pregnancy

Nope. Not preggers. But I have been in the past, and trying to get my book published presents some eerie similarities to pregnancy. Here’s why:

1- I’m super excited one moment, then crushed in another. Every alert from my phone brings about a new, unexpected bout of hysteria associated with either a rejection from a literary agent I thought I’d impressed, or a manuscript request from a publishing house I’d never even considered. The emotional rollercoaster is interesting and inevitable and insane.

2- I’m sitting ALOT. Aside from being nine months pregnant, I’ve never sat so much in my life. (Except when I was actually WRITING the book. And going to school. And watching previously recorded television…) Sending out queries and proposals while researching the next big small publisher is all about taking a seat. This writer’s butt thing is for real- and my elliptical senses it. Every morning, I get up, and that machine is calling out to me. Luckily, I’m kind of a spaz who can’t concentrate on any one thing at any given time. My elliptical gets ignored…I win…

3- I seem to be always snacking. That’s right- Jen=2, Jen’s butt=0. In the same way that you grow a new person who sucks crazy energy and nutrients from your body while pregnant, this process of attempting to get someone to give a damn about my book is making me ravenous! Snackety-snack-snack…eventually I’ll climb back on that elliptical.

It’s been compared many times: your book is your baby. When you are trying to grow that baby to the point in development that he or she meets the universe’s standards of becoming an actual human being, that’s like attempting to fine-tune your book for commercial publication. Publishing this book will (and already is) like being pregnant and then birthing your baby. Without all the clean-up. 😀