Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Journey So Far...

Well, by all accounts it does appear that 'Bullseye' is on its way.  Not sure where to, but does appear to be on its way somewhere.

Seems a couple of the larger national booksellers have picked it up and I am working on any others that I know of.  Anyway, it's all good, so far.  A heck of a lot of hard work, and I would be lost without the support of my family and a few others, but we are getting there....and I think we are winning.  

I am a tad overwhelmed by the response to date, actually.....'Bullseye' was only released a few weeks ago, and I understand is doing quite comfortably in the USA (though as of today I do not have figures to confirm, or not, this) and is starting to look very nice here in good old Australia.  Although I still have a lot of work ahead of me to really persuade the media that the public and Australia generally really need this book.  Also contacting many schools, starting with those with which I have had some sort of association through the years (either personally or through my daughters) and telling their counsellors how much they need this book.  

At the moment I am mainly focussing on WA and SA.  I have begun receiving enquiries and the odd order (from my, through my email address,, which is also terrific.  Keeping lists, plans, and getting paperwork done and up to date, names, addresses, contacts....the lot....all keeping me busy.  As I also work full time I really AM finding life has sped up somewhat.  As yet have not received much feedback so am waiting for that.  I have had one interview done through the local community newspaper and am contacting as many other media outlets (radio mainly) as possible.  

Will keep you posted.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Bullseye hits the press!

From the Melville Times, 26th October 2010
- Felicity Harrold

BEING taunted and bullied during her childhood years will stick with one local resident forever, but now she is releasing a book in an attempt to get people to realise just how serious bullying can be.

Alfred Cove author Lannah Sawers-Diggins has just released the confronting book which is a collection of case histories submitted by 36 victims who have been traumatised by a bully.

"I was bullied heavily many years ago and it was pure hell.  It happened before bullying was really recognised and acknowledged and was something that was hard to speak about," she said.

"I started compiling Bullseye a couple of years ago to get people to recognise that bullying is really a very serious and controversial thing that is still happening today and will continue."

Sawers-Diggins said she started writing several years ago as a therapeutic tool.  She would write down her experiences and share them with about 200 of her pen pals.

In the book, bully victims share their emotional and hard-hitting experiences from school days to the work places.

"People talk about the pain they went through and what it drove them to do.

"My main angle initially was just to put their stories on paper as a therapeutic tool, but I am also trying to get the message across to stop bullying," she said.

"The book is designed to target the bullies, the bullied and the public in an attempt to get more recognition about how serious bullying is and how badly it affects people.  We need to make a stand to stop bullying."

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