Archive for August, 2014

SkillShare: Learn How Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things Everyday

Skill Share

Skill Share

Compiled by Rachel J Rofe, SkillShare: Learn How Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things Everyday is a compilation of chapters written by various authors including myself.

It became an instant best seller when it was launched on Kindle in February 2014.

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You’ll learn all sorts of things from relationships, to marketing, to food skills, and much more from these expert contributors, and whilst you may not be interested in all the topics, you can certainly learn a lot!

My chapter is about audio recording.

Thorns To Be Thankful For: Personal Stories Of Overcoming Hard Times

Another of Rachel Rofe compilations Thorns To Be Thankful For: Personal Stories Of Overcoming Hard Times is a mixture of Thorns To Be Thankful For.1inspirational personal stories, and my chapter is about my son Jodi, who has autism.

Again, this was an instant best seller when it was launched in February 2014.

Here’s the description –

   One of the greatest things about being human is that we get to experience a wide range of experiences.      Sure, sometimes we’re hit with low periods that make us question everything. We also have the high periods – the feeling of new love, the first warm day out of winter; the feeling you get when your favorite song comes on the radio.
While they don’t feel like it at the time, low periods certainly have their value. They make way for revelations, wisdom, rebirth.
Personally, I love to operate under the belief that “everything happens for our highest good”. When “bad” things are happening, I like to think that it’s because it’s making way for a great learning lesson or an even bigger blessing.
That’s what this book is about. You’re going to read stories of people overcoming mind-bending hardship and coming to the other side much stronger.Buy Now
Some of the things people in this book went through are unthinkable. But they got through it – and when you read, hopefully you realize that you can get through anything too. This book will help you peek into the fabric of peoples’ souls. You’ll hear their stories, feel inspired, and realize that we’re all in this together. It is my hope that as tough things come up in your life, you’ll think back to a story you read here and realize that there’s hope on the other side.


An Attitude of Gratitude!

Please Listen!As a published author, I am currently in the process of recording audio versions of all my books.

They will be uploaded to ACX and be available on and Some already are.

Since I’m narrating them myself, I need a quiet place, because the microphone has an annoying habit of picking up every noise.

Although our house is set back a bit from the road, to make it as quiet as possible, I decided to use the bedroom at the back of the house to record my books, and so far I’ve managed to complete ten of them.

I have four to go.

It’s been really hot in UK recently, and the other night I couldn’t sleep so I decided it would be an ideal time to do a bit of narration.

I recorded a few chapters and then the dawn chorus began, with the birds singing and chirping exceptionally loudly, or so it seemed.

Anyway, I gave up and decided I’d give it another go the next morning before the birds woke up.

That worked fine for a short while and then we had a thunder storm with torrential rain, which beat against the windows and clattered on the conservatory roof, so once again I had to stop recording.

A few minutes ago, in the middle of the day, I decided to have another try.

Everything was going well until suddenly I heard a loud banging noise like metal being hit with a huge hammer. It seems there is work being done on the railway line close by so it’s likely to continue all day.

I guess I’ll have to put my recording on hold yet again.

Now, you’d think I’d be a bit annoyed or frustrated with all this, wouldn’t you, but surprisingly I’m not.

Actually, all I can really think about is how grateful I am to be able to hear!

How about you?