Tell Your Story & Become a Published Author

~ change your life and others ~

Benefits of becoming a Published Author:

  • You will have instant credibility.
  • You will be an authority.
  • You will gain celebrity.
  • You will make an impact by sharing your life experience.

Do you know?

  • Most authors submit their work dozens of times before being accepted by a publishing company.
  • Most publishing companies can charge upwards of $20,000 for publishing your work.
  • In many cases, an agent, editor, and marketing package aren’t included in publishing costs.

Why is our compilation book for you?

We provide the editing, publishing, marketing, and media opportunities. Plus, you receive many more benefits which are covered below.

You do not have to be a professional writer. We work with you personally to help you put your story on paper and maintain your voice. We all have stories to tell, and we help you the whole way.

If you have never been a published author, this is a great way to get your feet wet. Submitting a 2,000 word story, and letting us do the rest, allows you to test the process until you decide, if ever, to take the journey yourself.

We create a sense of community, cultivate relationships, and develop collaborations by bringing together the brilliant hearts and minds of our storytellers. Real people who share their true and personal stories that change the world. Participating in a project with us allows you to connect personally and professionally with over 30 other people and multiple Media Partners with international platforms. You will be offered interview opportunities to shine the light on your message, business or other published books if you are already an author.

Here are a few questions we have heard along the way and our responses:

Q: I have nothing special to say – who would care?

A: We all have something special to say. Whether you are a hoarder, recovering addict, trauma victim, have experienced an over- or under-weight journey, are combatting a difficult disease or disorder, have ridden a financial rollercoaster, etc., you have a story to tell. Every experience connects us. We are more alike than not.

Q: What if I share something that makes someone angry or hurts them?

A: Tell your own narrative before someone else does. We all have our own perspective, and stories can be prefaced in a way to express just that – “our perspective.” Most of us are waiting for the “main character” in our story to die before we are willing to share the experience. Remember YOU are the main character. Don’t be silenced. You own your story. You also do not need to defame someone to share your life journey. You can create “fake” names for your characters as long as your story is true.

Q: My story will stir up too much in me, and I am not ready for it to bubble.

A: Your stories do not have to be deep to connect and change lives. This opportunity allows you to baby step. Your story will be inspirational and motivating – trust us. However, we have seen multiple times, our storytellers have healed from digging deep and peeling back the onion from old wounds. We got you.

Q: I am afraid of the publicity it might generate.

A: We get that…going public. Uh Oh. However, you are in control. You can deny interviews, writing opportunities, etc. until you are ready – and maybe you never will be. However, you have a published book sitting out there when you are ready to share your experience, write again, or to take advantage of increased income by selling copies of the book on your website or in book signings. Being a published author enhances your professional career whether you want a speaking opportunity or seek another job. Being published always increases your credibility. Your book is also a lovely gift.

Q: I don’t have time.

A: No time? PAWLEEEZE. We make time for the things we want and need. You are not writing a novel at this time. You are getting your feet wet. Believe it or not, once  you start, 2,000 words comes fast. Another option if you feel you truly do not have time for a “fresh” story, consider repurposing something you have already written: a journal entry, a blog, or a chapter out of an old or new book. The story requirement is that it just has to be personal and true.

What is this book all about?

Winning the Wellness War ~ True stories of the heart, spirit, mind, and body.

Peggy Willms and Markus Wettstein, M.D. are writing a three-book series based on Peggy’s trademarked, ATW. Book 1, The Four-Fold Formula for All Things Wellness is being published Summer of 2022. This book is projecting to launch by mid-December 2022.

Title: Win the Wellness War ~True stories of the heart, spirit, mind, and body.

Being healthy and happy doesn’t just happen. It takes awareness, education, strategy, consistency, emotional resiliency, and more. It sounds just like planning for a battle or a war, doesn’t it? We need to be tactical. And we are here to help you win it – every time.

Emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, organizational, and financial growth are the framework of any military training unit. Why do the troops form and prepare for duty? They have a unified goal for improvement. Your health, wellness and wellbeing are no different. Based on the concept of the  ATW WheelTM, you learn strategies to Win the Wellness War. Learn how to assess your current skill level in 24 areas of your life, and how to level up gaining strength, knowledge, and control.

When it comes to setting and accomplishing your goals, we help you get prepared for battles, assess obstacles before they happen, accomplish challenges, and keep the peace avoiding a full-on Wellness War. Let’s not surrender. Our authors sure haven’t.

This book consists of 30 Contributing Authors who have soldiered through their own health and wellness battles. Through their personal stories of despair, tragedy, or unforeseen obstacles, they experienced personal growth and will share their triumphs with you. You will connect and learn from them. Their stories will motivate you to make changes in your own wellness and wellbeing.

Win the Wellness War ~True stories of the heart, spirit, mind, and body.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT: to become a Contributing Author, you reserve your spot, write your 2,000 word story, meet dozens of others who are a part of this passion project, and you become a published author.

  • $500 deposit.Within two weeks from submitting your story, you will receive a decision as to whether your story is a fit. If not accepted, we will return $450 to you. We keep $50 for the story review/decision process.
  • If accepted, the $500 deposit is applied to the story or story and cover investment.
  • The balance is due within two weeks after your story is accepted.

INVESTMENT: Story $800 / Cover $700 – (Limits: 30 Contributing Authors and only 16 Front Cover name mentions-first come first served)

There are seven Media Partners on our team, one person writing the Foreword, and stories from each of the Co-Authors (Peggy Willms and Markus Wettstein, MD); a total of 40 storytellers.

DEADLINES:

  • Story Reservation Deposit:$500 (Again, if accepted, your deposit will be applied to the story balance; if not accepted, $450 will be returned to you minus $50 which is retained for the review process.)
  • Early Bird Reservation Deadline: 8/1/2022. If you reserve your spot by the deadline, there is a 10% discount.
  • Last Call Story Reservation Deadline: 9/1/2022
  • Story Submission Deadline: 10/1/2022. Your story must be completed and submitted.
  • Story Total Investment: $800
  • Front Cover Investment: $700. If you would like your name on the Front Cover of the book, this investment is in addition to the story investment. (16 spots only)
  • You must reserve your spot ($500 deposit) before you submit your story.
  • Two-week decision timeframe. Once your deposit is received, you will have reserved a temporary spot. Your story will be reviewed, and you will receive an email within two weeks informing you of your acceptance or rejection.
  • If your story is accepted, you will receive the Contributing Author Agreementvia email (electronic signature).
  • The remaining balance for your story or story and front cover is due within two weeks of your story acceptance.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

In addition to your published story (up to 2,000 words), you will receive the following.

  • A 50-word Bio will be printed in the back of the book.
  • Three points of contact such as email, website, and/or social media platforms will be printed in the back of the book.
  • One free copy of the published book.
  • You can purchase additional copies of the book at a reduced price of $9.00 (plus S&H). This is a great opportunity to make revenue from the sale of the book at signings or sell on your website.
  • Become a 2x published author at the same time! When you join this project, Teresa Velardi (author and publisher) is generously offering each Contributing Author at no cost, a 250-300 (full page) in her book, Daily Gift of Gratitude, with a 50-word Bio in the back of the book and be included on her Website.
  • Your bio and photo will be published on the All Things Wellness
  • You will also be invited for an interview on The Coach Peggy Show and will receive links from your interview to be used for your marketing distribution.
  • You will be invited for interviews from our Media Partners and receive links from your interview to be used for your marketing distribution.

If you reserved a spot on the FRONT COVER (only 16 authors will be accepted for the FRONT COVER – first come, first serve):

  • You receive Front Cover status.
  • A 100-word Bio will be printed in the back of the book.
  • Up to five points of contact such as email, website, and/or social media platforms will be printed in the back of the book.
  • Black and white headshot in the back of the book.
  • You will receive one free copy of the published book.
  • You can purchase additional copies of the book at a reduced price of $9.00 (plus S&H). This is a great opportunity to make revenue from the sale of the book at signings or sell on your website.
  • Become a 2x published author at the same time! When you join this project, Teresa Velardi (author and publisher) is generously offering each Contributing Author at no cost, a 250-300 (full page) in her book, Daily Gift of Gratitude, with a 50-word Bio in the back of the book and be included on her Website.
  • You will also be invited for an interview on The Coach Peggy Show and will receive links from your interview to be used for your marketing distribution.
  • You will be invited for interviews from our Media Partners and receive links from your interview to be used for your marketing distribution.
  • Your bio and photo will be published on the All Things Wellness
  • Invitation to become a guest blogger for Peggy’s All Things Wellness
  • Open invitation to be seated as a Featured Contributor for award-winning BizCatalyst 360°.

DISCOUNTS & REFERRALS:

  • FFF Book 1 Contributing Authors’ discount: reserve spot for $500 by 8/1 and receive 15% off story ($120 value)/ no discount off Front Cover.
  • Referral discounts: refer three other authors, if they are accepted, the referring author will receive 50% off their story or cover for the referral ($400 value). They would pay $400 instead of $800 for the story or $350 instead of $700 for the Front Cover.
  • If the person who referred the three new authors has already paid for the story, they can have the Front Cover for free (if there are spots) or they can go into Book 3 at $400 regardless of what the investment cost is for book 3.

RESERVE YOUR STORY SPOT NOW: Submit your deposit to Peggy Willms via Venmo (Peggy-Willms) or PayPal (@pwillms). Or click the links on the website at www.allthingswellness.com/author/learnmore

Next Steps:

  1. Visit the Author Page athttps:/allthingswellness.com/author and learn about the Co-Authors: Peggy Willms and Dr. Markus Wettstein, MD as well as TBD who is writing the Foreword.
  2. Preview all the amazing Media Partners listed under the Media Tab on the same website https://allthingswellness.com/mediapartners/You will be invited to interviews on their podcasts, radio and TV shows as well as more writing opportunities.
  3. Read the STORY EXAMPLE on the left side of the Author Page (blue button) https://allthingswellness.com/story-example/
  4. Take and peek at a few Contributing Author stories from The Four-Fold Formula which was book one of a three-book series.
  5. Review the chapter descriptions. They might prompt your awesome Heart, Spirit, Mind or Body story.
  6. We have a few of our favorite writing tool links under a WRITING TOOLS blue tab on the far left of the page: https://allthingswellness.com/writing-tools/
  7. On the far right of Dr. Wettstein’s picture, you saw the blue LEARN MORE button https://allthingswellness.com/author-opportunities/ which is where you are right now. The benefits, story information, and next steps to becoming an author are listed here.
  8. Reserve your spot in our book via Venmo (Peggy-Willms) or PayPal (@pwillms). This is done before you submit your story.
  9. After your reservation is processed, you will receive the Co-Author Agreement link from Peggy Willms.
  10. Once your Agreement is signed, you will email your story to Peggy@allthingswellness.com. The team will review your story.
  11. You will receive an answer via email within two weeks.
  12. If you are accepted, your deposit is applied to the story investment or story or to the story and front cover investment (if you choose to be mentioned on the front cover).
  13. Once accepted, you will receive a link to the Story Information form. You will use that form to submit your bio, social media handles, etc.
  14. Our team will work closely with you to ensure you are proud of your story.
  15. Once we have all agreed upon the final version, it is put into the manuscript and sent to the publisher. If the publisher and editors have comments, they will bounce it back to us. We will reach out to you and share the feedback.
  16. You have final approval of your story before it is published.

Finally, get excited to become a published author and join our All Things Wellness family. Let’s share your story with the world.

EARLY BIRD 10% DISCOUNT

RESERVE YOUR STORY SPOT BY: 8/1/2022

Story Deadline: 10/1/2022

Reserve Your Author Spot – Story Only $500

Payments via Venmo also accepted here.