Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Tell Her To Stop Wins National Book Award!

In the previous post I shared some of the updates and here is the link to the   Just Tell Her To Stop National Book Award I won (I found out on May 5th 2011and awards were presented in NYC May 23rd).

I am still positively giddy about it as this will help get the book out to more families around the world who want to feel less alone in their struggles with these life threatening illnesses.

 And, so much has been happening, I forgot to put this in the list on the last post.  Local Twin Cities Playwright, Cynthia Holm wrote and directed a short 10 minute play based on Just Tell Her To Stop about one woman's recovery from an eating disorder.  You can see the play here.
If you would like to use this in your educational presentations please use these credits with it: Written by Cynthia Holm for Becky Henry at Hope Network, LLC based on the concepts in the Infinite Hope Publishing book by Becky Henry: Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back to blogging

December to May is a long time to be away. (Oooh, this could be a poem...don't worry I won't).   After getting Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders published 1/1/11 via my newly formed publishing company: Infinite Hope Publishing, I am finally rested up and have found enough balance to resume blogging. (Trying to walk my coaching talk here...)

There are so many exciting things to share, for now a list will do and I'll share updates on each one as I blog  to get things caught up. 

Since December:
  • Book Published and Printed 1000 paperback copies
  • Distributor Itasca Books stores 500 of those copies and is distributing to wholesalers 
  • Amazon and Barnes and Noble online start carrying Just Tell Her To Stop
  • January 2011 Becky becomes board member of F.E.A.S.T.-ed (Families Empowered and Supported in Treatment of Eating Disorders)
  • National Speaking Tour began in Baltimore, MD at Eating Disorder Network Maryland's 5th Annual Eating Disorder Awareness Event in February, 2011
  • Gurze Books begins carrying Just Tell Her To Stop in its online bookstore
  • Plans underway to collaborate on research on Hope Network/Pivotal Crossings Tele-Classes with Emily Program and U of M in MN.
  • Timberline Knolls, Chicago, IL to sponsor August Tele-classes for parents
  • IPPY Award - Independent Publishers Book Awards given to Just Tell Her To Stop in the Mental Health/Psychology National category in May 2011
  • Plans underway to begin Eat Out Without ED night.

Holy Moly - no wonder I've been tired and haven't had time to blog.  That is it in a nutshell for now.  If you want more info on any of these before the next blog post...check out my FB page (I'm there everyday...I swear it isn't procrastinating...not at all...)!/pages/Hope-Network-Inc/135653374380

Oh, almost forgot - the day changing review I saw on Amazon today (go ahead make my day - post your review): (thank you to "Robin" whoever you are - you made my day!)