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“Publishing a book IS a lot like giving birth--the labor is hard, but once you look lovingly at the bright shiny cover, you realize all the long hours were worth it. Lucky are those who have Nancy Cleary and the 24 mom authors of A Book is Born along for support. It's like having the best Lamaze coaches in the world looking over your shoulder as you tap away on your computer.” -- Pat Cobe and Ellen Parlapiano co-authors of Mompreneurs and Mompreneurs Online

“Wanting to write a book and actually doing it is like telling someone you want to climb Mount Everest: the desire is there, but do you have the stamina and persistence to make it all the way to the top? I recommend that you first read Nancy Cleary's A Book is Born and then decide if you have what it takes to become an author! Cleary and her 24 writers/co-authors share both their success tips and valuable insights to the entire writing and publishing experience so you will know what to expect and how to prepare yourself to meet the challenges ahead.” -- Priscilla Y. Huff, 101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women series (over 350,000 in print)

“A fantastic book for moms wanting to peek inside the real-life experiences of mom authors and how they did it. You’ll enjoy reading the behind-the-scenes steps these women have taken to make their dreams come true and the lessons they’ve learned along the way! I highly recommend it!” -- Lesley Spencer Pyle, MSc; founder, Home-Based Working Moms, author, Mom's Work at Home Kit & Workbook

A Book is Born is an affective portrait of just what it takes to pluck an idea from your consciousness, and then make a full blow book out of it. Nancy does a great job shepherding authors–and readers–through this process. I highly recommend it!” -- Suzanne Falter-Barns, author, How Much Joy Can You Stand?, creator,

A Book is Born inspires the confidence that ‘YES, I can do this!’ with a lifetime of personal experiences combined with comprehensive and useful information to launch your best-seller. This book is a God-send to all authors!” -- Jan H. Stringer, co-author of bestseller, Attracting Perfect Customers: The Power of Strategic Synchronicity

“This book is encouraging, inspirational, and informative. There are a lot of books out there on how to get published, but this is the first one I've seen that communicates the emotional journey as well as the practical one. I also liked the spiritual component – that it's important to get our wisdom out there so it can benefit others.” -- Kim Pearson, author, Making History

“The twenty-four mom's who "tell all" in this fine treasure of a book created by Nancy C. Cleary, have much to say about the call to write. Their journeys, from the idea of a story to becoming published authors able to promote their work and live with the ups and downs of a publishing experience, made me smile and nod and cheer. With authenticity, they chronicle trials and triumphs. Their passion speaks to the innovative, creative hearts in all of us who wonder if we should listen to that inner voice that whispers, "write!" If you've ever heard that voice...this is the book for you! But watch out: those 24 moms telling all could get you published AND have a dream fulfilled!” Jane Kirkpatrick, award-winning and best-selling author of 13 novels and two nonfiction books,