I’m excited to make a big announcement: Over this past year, I’ve been working on the updated and expanded version of my book 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential.
And, I’m thrilled to reveal that the first draft is now complete.
This means the new updated and expanded 28 Days is on track to be available by December 2018!
That’s just a few months away!
The new 28 Days is even better than the original because it’s updated and expanded to include….
- the latest hormone research
- lots of helpful study-backed tips
- shortcut guides to give you quick info
- more categories in each daily “Hormone Horoscope”
- and will be available in both print and eBook versions
Have the Hormone Horoscope App? You’ll love the book, too! That’s because it gives you lots more details about how your hormones impact your moods, health and behavior. So, you’ll get even more useful insights that will make every day of your cycle better.
Also coming: 28 Days for Teens
In more great news, I’ve also been working on 28 Days for Teens—which is written with 12- to 17-year-old girls in mind.
Like my Hormone Horoscope Teen App, 28 Days for Teens gives girls easy-to-understand information about how their new hormone cycle impacts their moods, health and behavior.
What happened to the original 28 Days?
First published in 2005, 28 Days was a groundbreaking book and was my first Hormonology tool. It launched the growing movement for women to live in sync with their menstrual cycle and learn about all the ways their hormones in impact their moods, health and behavior.
28 Days got rave reviews, was hailed as “one of the top 10 women’s health books of 2005” and was covered widely in magazines and newspapers and on TV and radio around the world.
Unfortunately, the original publisher let it go out of print.
But, I didn’t let that slow me down: Over the years, I’ve developed other Hormonology tools, including:
- Building the MyHormonology.com website that offers a wide range of free cycle-related tips, guides and infographics
- Writing a library of free short Hormonology eBooks that share helpful information about hormonal effects
- Creating the suite of Hormone Horoscope Apps for women and teen girls and the Female Forecaster App for male partners of cycling women
But, it’s now time to bring back 28 Days. This book is a comprehensive day-by-day account of how your hormones impact you in virtually every way every day that puts everything you need in one easy-to-reference guide.
Simply put, I think it’s the best Hormonology tool you can have in your collection.
And, I have a plan to ensure that 28 Days will ALWAYS be available: I’m self-publishing.
This way, I get to keep the rights to my books, which means they will never go out of print again.
But, I need your help
To self-publish 28 Days and 28 Days for Teens, I need your help. There are lots of expenses that come with self-publishing, which include hiring professionals who do…
- Website updates
At this point, these are expenses I can’t cover alone.
Since I launched Hormonology 13 years ago, I’ve been happy to fund it myself with my job as a women’s health journalist. And all proceeds from my apps go to repay loans I took out to create them. I did it this way so I wouldn’t have to rely on investors (who would invariably want to sell your private app data, which I would never agree to). And, I never believed in constantly pushing pricey “programs” or supplements on you as a way to rake in profits. I’ve always viewed Hormonology as a mission to spread vital information, not a business to cash in. (Which is why I give away lots of hormone information for free.)
But, on August 6, 2018, I was forced to make the major decision to leave my job as a women’s health journalist behind to focus full-time on Hormonology. Which is why I’m able to (finally!) bring 28 Days back into print.
So, now I’m launching a fundraiser to raise $28,000 to cover publishing expenses for 28 Days and 28 Days for Teens.
The fundraiser will span October 1 to October 28, 2018 on iFundWomen.com, a fundraising platform that focuses on helping women-led ventures.
You can help build Hormonology’s future
I’m hoping you’ll consider contributing to my fundraiser when it launches on October 1.
Your generous donation to help publish the new updated and expanded 28 Days and the new 28 Days for Teens books will go a long way:
- The proceeds from these books will go toward future Hormonology books and overhauling the Hormonology apps
- I’ll be able to do in-person speaking engagements (perhaps, in your hometown!), which is something I had to put on hold because of the constant demands of always being on deadline as a health journalist
- You’ll be helping to move Hormonology forward by making it self-sustaining
Ultimately, you’ll be giving Hormonology a future.
Thank you for all your support of Hormonology, 28 Days and 28 Days for Teens. Your generosity will help many women and young girls become empowered and gain greater self-understanding by learning more about their cycles.
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