Discover the secret to writing your own book


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write your own children's book Emma-Jane Leeson

Adults Write & Publish Your Own Children’s Book

Ever dreamed of writing a children’s book? Well, I’m here to tell you that ANYBODY can do it and I can help you hold your story in your hands as a book. This one-of-a-kind programme will give you all the confidence, knowledge and skills you need to write and self-publish your very own children’s book.

You’ll learn how to write but also learn how to upload and start making money from your book straight away using a print-on-demand service.

This personalised programme kicks off whenever you are ready and I will work with you one-to-one over the course of 6 weeks to make your writing dream come true. 
Suitable for 16+ years of age



self publishing coaching and advice

Self-Publishing One Hour Coaching Session

But if you’ve still got questions, I’m thrilled to offer you a one-to-one Zoom call where I can personally guide you from where you are today.

Having now successfully self-published 5 different books, and republished nearly 10 updated editions, I’ve come to know the landscape of the industry in Ireland. I’ve made the mistakes and shed the tears, hopefully I can mitigate against the same happening to you. I can offer you pointers, insights and tips to help you on the journey to self-publishing your very own book.

Children’s books are my forte however the process can be applied to all genres. It’s really quite simple but sometimes all you need is a steer and a second pair of eyes.




kids become authors

6 Week Writing Course To Publish Their Own Book

Let your child write and publish their very own book. This 6 week writing course covers all the areas needed for your child to write a great story. What’s even better is that their story will then be turned into an actual book!

Next Date of Programme: September 7th 2024.
Suitable for 7 – 14 year olds.