This year marks the debut of The Kindergarten Adventures of Amazing Grace: What in the World is Autism--version 2.0, by Briana and Trevor Pacelli! This version has nearly the same text as the original 2008 copy, but now with all new illustrations and formatting.
This children’s book about autism was written by our daughter, Briana, for her high school senior project, and our son, Trevor, who also was in high school at the time, illustrated it. Earlier this year, Trevor decided to give the book a much-needed makeover, and we could not be happier with the results! It's available in paperback and e-book and will make a great holiday gift for your child or grandchild!
We are excited to announce our newest book on this important and much-needed topic, Six-Word Lessons to Homeschool Your Child by Christy Sanders.
Christy has taught public school, earned a Master's degree in teaching, and homeschooled her three children since 2010. Her children have various special needs, so she has become an expert at how to adapt to children of different abilities. She teaches at conferences and seminars for homeschoolers.
This book will help parents who are new to homeschooling, need advice for teaching children with disabilities or learning differences, or just want some new ideas and resources.
Learn more about Christy and find homeschool resources at LetsGetRealLiving.com.
Our founder, leadership expert Lonnie Pacelli, has written a new book to help leaders scale up and lead those who are also leading others. Six-Word Lessons on Scaling Up as a Leader has 100 practical lessons and examples to help leaders build habits to be effective while not sacrificing their life balance.
Coming Soon from Pacelli Publishing
Six-Word Lessons on Homeschooling
What Movies Can Teach Us About Disabilities
Let us know how we can help you share your expertise or get your story out!
Patty, Lonnie and Trevor Pacelli
Trevor Pacelli is finishing a book called, What Movies Can Teach us About Disabilities. It includes ten chapters that each focus on how a different disability is represented in film.
We need reviewers who have the disability corresponding to the chapter that talks about that same disability.
Facial Disfigurement (Abnormal Facial Structure, Facial Scars, Loss of One Eye)
If you have anything related to these and are interested in reading one of my chapters, please email Trevor. You'll be looking for:
Thanks so much for considering, and feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might be interested.
Congratulations to the author of the 53rd book in our series, Nick D. Anderson. His book, Six-Word Lessons for Middle Managers addresses the challenging paradigm of middle management in corporate America. Middle Managers are responsible for the work of others, responsible to executive managers and responsible to peer colleagues--often at the same time. This requires a special blend of bold authority, vision, persuasion, patience, negotiation and a whole lot more! Middle managers will find quick insight and wisdom in these 100 short lessons which can be applied in real-time.
Nick has 25 years of experience in banking, leading teams through mergers, acquisitions, failures, rapid growth and more. He believes leaders are chosen by those who follow them. He founded Chosen Leader where he coaches and helps leaders to be the best they can be.
Check out Nick's book on Amazon in paperback and kindle, and let us know if you'd like to write your own book!
We are thrilled to announce book 51 in the Six-Word Lessons Series, Six-Word Lessons for Writing Your Community's Story by Jennifer Lader! Jennifer spent a dozen years researching her community in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and shares the lessons learned so that you can write your story in a fraction of that time. She is an award-winning writer who has penned hundreds of personal profiles, human interest stories, and letters or stories for her newspaper columns.
The book has everything you need to know in short, step-by-step lessons to shine a light on your community's past and present.
We are happy to have Jennifer as part of our series! Let us know if you would like to learn more about writing a Six-Word Lessons book.
Patty, Lonnie and Trevor Pacelli
We are now 2 weeks into 2022 and we hope you are having a happy, healthy, productive start to your new year.
What have we been up to?
In September, we added our son, Trevor, to our team as Chief Storyteller. You may know Trevor as the author of Six-Word Lessons on Growing Up Autistic. He wrote and published it almost 10 years ago and it remains our top seller. Now, as our in-house author, he is working on a book about various disabilities and what we can learn about them from movies. He also works on social media and design and is learning all aspects of the publishing business. Trevor has a Bachelor's degree in film and media studies and has produced a movie-review blog, Trevor's View on Hollywood, since 2014.
We are currently working with an author in Pennsylvania on a Six-Word Lessons book about how to tell your community's story, and we are in discussion with several authors about their books, including a memoir from someone born in the early 1930s.
As a family company, Lonnie, Trevor and I are here to edit, design, and publish your book--whether it's a Six-Word Lessons templated book, a Tell Your Story book about your company or life, or any custom book you have in mind. And we can work with authors from anywhere.
We are always happy to talk by phone, on-screen or in-person to give you more information about how the publishing process works, whether it's with us or another publisher or avenue.
Thank you for your support and we hope you have a wonderful 2022. Please let us know how we can help with your book-writing and publishing goals.
Patty, Lonnie and Trevor Pacelli
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Congratulations to Tracey Warren, author of Ignite Your Champions: Build Your Business by Creating Connection and Community. Tracey is a Community Creator with Ignite Your Champions and the founder and owner of InSpark Coworking space in Lynnwood, WA. Her passion is building connection and community among business owners to help each other grow. The book is in workbook format with room to write and create a customized marketing plan. It also contains a myriad of ideas for social media posts and ways to engage with your audience. She wants to bring joy and ease to social media and all online and in-person marketing.
Tracey is also the author of Six-Word Lessons for Successful Social Media, published in 2013. Both books are available in paperback and kindle.
Because the drone industry has had changes in regulations since her first two books were published, our author, Dr. Tulinda Larsen, licensed drone pilot, decided to update her books, Six-Word Lessons for the Drone Hobbyist and Six-Word Lessons for a Trustworthy Drone Business. They are both now available in second editions, with an additional co-author, Ruth Blomquist, who has been working as an intern with Dr. Larsen.
Because our books are printed on demand, if you have updates to your book due to industry changes, we can submit a changed manuscript to Kindle Direct Publishing, and the new version will be available for sale right away.
Memoirs and biographies have always been popular genres. There is fascination in someone else's story, whether it's personally relatable or vastly different from one's own life. Biography usually refers to someone famous, while memoir is an unknown person.
As publishers of memoirs in our Tell Your Story series, we have learned a few things to keep in mind as you write your memoir or life story.
Protecting Privacy. Your story will feature other real people, who may or may not want to be named or even written about. But you can't tell an honest, compelling story without them. To avoid libel claims, think about changing names, which means you have to keep track of everyone with a table or spreadsheet. Or write the story with the real names, and go back and change them all before it's published. Either way, you'll need a system to keep track of who's who.
Permissions. Getting permission from everyone in your story is ideal, but that's not always desirable or possible. It's best to keep them unrecognizable, change the names, and not say anything in the book about them that isn't true and isn't derogatory. You may need legal advice if you're not sure if you're being libelous.
Decide whether to use pictures. You should get permission from anyone in a picture before using it, as well as permission from any professional photographers, and give them credit.
Poems, songs or other quotes should be thoroughly cited and permission granted, unless in the public domain. Internet and website searches usually give you this information, or your editor can help direct you.
Book Structure. Plan out your structure in advance, such as time sequencing. Will the book jump among several time periods, or tell the story from beginning to end? Book coaches and developmental editors can help with this.
Purpose. What is the purpose of telling your story? For your own catharsis? To leave a legacy? To help or inspire others in similar situations? To make money or create a platform and name for yourself or a related business or cause? It will help to know your purpose before you start writing and marketing the book.
We are here to answer any questions about memoir writing and publishing.
Patty and Lonnie
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