Hi, I'm Jennifer, CEO and founder of Daisy Lane Publishing, I'm a multi-genre author with a passion for mentoring, speaking, and publishing quality books, written from the heart, acknowledging that one story can empower many. I adore stories that are written with passion, inform and educate the reader, offering them hope and strength, courage and resilience to continue on their journey regardless of who, or how old the reader is. I am a YMag Thought Leader/Change Maker and Ausmumpreneur. I am also a judge for the ABIA awards.
I work with a small, close knit team and once we publish you, you are a part of our family. You will also get to meet Laura. She lives in a beautiful part of the Hunter Valley, loves to write for children, writes book reviews, and loves to self publish. Head over to Laura's page, Etchings of Thought, under the Creative Collaborations tab to find out about her and what she does to keep story alive. She may even share a story or two of her own.
I delight in receiving 5 star reader reviews for books I publish and I'm always looking for writers whose words bring both rain and sunshine - that's the romantic in me, touching the lives of those who read them.
Why Daisy Lane?
Many people ask why I called my publishing press Daisy Lane. When I was little, as a family we would visit my grandparents house every Sunday for a roast dinner. I'd delight in walking down their drive to the back entrance, week after week, pulling a daisy from each bush on either side of the drive to give to grandma. It was always a visual delight and I could never get enough of their scent.
I'd then run into the back door to be greeted by my grandfather. He always sat at the end of their dining table and would hold his arms open ready for me to jump into them. I'd snuggle down on his knee, wrap his arms around me and then he'd read me a story. I can't remember what he read, but will always remember how his voice sang with each word and how I always felt loved and safe in his arms.
Every time I pick up a pen to write, or a picture book to read, my thoughts go to him. He wasn't an educated man, taught himself to read and taught me the value an education would bring. Even today, when I need to concentrate really hard to get something finished, or just need that creativity to flow, I'll get some daisies, put them in a vase and place it in front of me. He will always be in my heart and will always be with me any time I hold a book.
He taught me that all children have the right to feel safe and secure and that with an education we can all be fully informed and inspired with everything in life. This is what I aim to achieve with Daisy Lane.