Books by Jennifer Althaus

Bored! Bored! Bored! 

 

Alex was bored!

 

His sister Samantha was doing her homework, his mother was typing on the computer and his dad was in the shed. He couldn't play with his baby sister Celeste, she had gone to sleep.

 

Bored! Bored! Bored!

 

Alex finds a pink pebble that he places in his box of special things.

What magic ingredient does the pink pebble hold that breaks Alex's boredom?

A Journey of Love

 

Jennifer Althaus watched helplessly as her daughter, Celeste, battled with confusion and daily anxiety. Exhausted and at her wits’ end, Jennifer sought and found an unconventional yet profoundly practical therapy that would change all their lives. 

 

Having a child with Autism is something no parent anticipates yet the number of children diagnosed with Autism in Australia and around the world is on the rise. With answers to the cause of Autism still seeming distant, struggling families seek all the help they can get. 

 

For Jennifer’s family, this help came in the unlikely form of an ex-racing Greyhound named Minnie.

 

A Journey of Love is an uplifting and powerful memoir that speaks of the pain and heartache associated with parenting a child with autism while celebrating the love, hope and achievement of adopting an ex-racing Greyhound and training her as an assistance dog.

 

Cilento Publishing 2017

$2 from the sale of each book is donated to the not for profit organisations Greyhounds New Beginnings and Smart Pups Assistance Dogs. 

Write, Publish, Promote.

A correspondence 3 tiered mentoring program for emerging and developing writers.

 Level 1 (write) scholarship applications are now open for the October 7, 2019 intake.

 

Application close September 16, 2019

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Leanne Chapman - Psychologist, Writer.

Jennifer is an awesome support for writers. She is down to earth and approachable and very knowledgeable about the industry. I love attending her monthly groups and would recommend her to any aspiring writer. 

Stef Miraglia - author.

I have worked with Jennifer on my book. Taking it from manuscript to a published book has been a challenge that I would not have been able to take on without Jennifer's help. She is a great editor and a nice person too. I have enjoyed working with Jennifer and recommend her services highly.

Roz Potgieter - author. 

It’s relatively easy to put your thoughts to paper and transform them into a story. The difficult part as an aspiring author, is to find the right person to turn your dream into a reality. Jennifer has been an absolute Godsend, restoring my faith in people in this industry. She is so refreshing to work with. Her guidance, honesty and ability is calming and inspiring. Her trust in new authors and belief in their writing, gives them the confidence to keep going. She is so patient and knowledgeable, her passion shines through. I’m truly honoured to be working so closely with her and know that her incredible support will encourage me to keep writing. - Roz Potgieter. 

This delightful story chronicles the loving connection between a severely anxious girl with autism and her dog. Where medication and conventional behaviour management strategies failed, this devoted greyhound succeeds in transforming her life.

 

                                                                                Dr Tony Attwood

                                                                                Author, Asperger's Syndrome, and Adjunct Associate                                                                                               Professor, Griffith University, Queensland. 

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