Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton

Join us for this tour from April 13 to May 1, 2020!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Lighten Your Mental Load by Amy Thornton
Category:  Adult non-fiction,  129 pages
Genre:  Self-Help
Publisher:  Tell-Tale Publishing
Release date:   January, 2020
Tour dates: Apr 13 to May 1, 2020
Content Rating:  PG: The author uses occasional mild swear words in the book.

Book Description:

Mental labor, or the mental load, involves the many — and extremely varied — tasks that are involved in managing a household and/or workplace. This topic has exploded over the past couple of years, especially for women. As stated in an October 2017 Washington Post article, “The constant stress of trying to stay organized — and to remember to execute so many tasks every single day — is affecting women's relationships with their spouses, children, friends, and colleagues. They are experiencing mental, emotional, and physical fatigue trying to stay on top of it all.”

Lighten Your Mental Load shares real stories of what this load is like for both men and women across the globe and how it originated. It offers practical advice on how to lighten this burden through technology and other methods in the following areas:
• Home
• Shopping and Meals
• Marriage/Partners
• Children
• Pets
• Transportation
• Career
• Birthdays, Celebrations, Holidays, and Vacations
• Volunteering, Church Activities, and Hobbies
• Caregiving
• Retirement

Finally, the book discusses ways to not add to the mental load of others and how we can more evenly distribute the mental labor between both sexes for future generations.

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Meet the Author:  

Amy Thornton Shankland, GPC, has been battling the mental load for over 29 years. She is a former Dale Carnegie instructor, has been a grant professional for 18 years, is a columnist for the Hamilton County Reporter in Central Indiana, and a wife and mother. She also published Joy to You and Me (At Work!) in 2018 through Tell-Tale Publishing.

Connect with the Author:  website ~ facebook ~ twitter

Guest Post:

What advice would you give budding writers?

I will share my top two favorite pieces of advice to budding writers – one, never give up. Two, always keep working to improve your writing!

I’ve been writing stories since I was eight and books since I was 12. I’ve entered countless writing contests, sent dozens of query letters, and approached numerous agents. I didn’t get to work with a “real” publisher until 2017. I haven’t reached my goal of being a full-time author yet and I’m turning 50 this year. 

But I simply won’t give up. Writing is my passion. I know it takes determination, grit, practice, and time to become a full-time, wildly successful author. I may not reach my goal until I’m 80, but I know I’ll make it!

Second, always work on improving your writing. I cringe when I see what I wrote 15 years ago. I’m glad I’ve slowly gotten better. Sign up for those writing workshops, listen to the podcasts, do all you can to be the best writer possible. One resource I highly recommend is Good Grammar is the Life of the Party, a new book by my friend Curtis Honeycutt. I’m on his publicity team and enjoyed my advance copy. You can orders your starting in May on Amazon.

And, keep reading! I’ve been inspired by so many other authors and learned from them. You’ll be a better writer simply by reading often.
 Tour Schedule:

April 13 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway
April 13 - Over Coffee Conversations – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 13 - Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
April 14 - Reading Authors Network – book spotlight / giveaway
April 14 - A Mama's Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
April 15 - Karma Readz – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 15 -100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway
April 16 - Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
April 17 - Books, Tea, Healthy Me – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 17 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / giveaway
April 20 - Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
April 20 - Books for Books - book spotlight
April 21 - Laura's Interests – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 22 - The avid reader – book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 -Pickagoodbook - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 23 - Mowgli with a book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 24 - Rockin' Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 24 - eBook Addicts – book spotlight / giveaway
April 27 - DZA's Blog (at DeborahAdams.com ) - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 28 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
April 28 - Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 29 - Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 29 - Divas With A Purpose - book spotlight / author interview
April 30 - Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
April 30 - Sefina Hawke's Books - book spotlight
May 1 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
May 1 - Seaside Book Nook – book spotlight / giveaway
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing these great pieces of advice and this wonderful book that we all need right now.

  2. Thank you for hosting me today! I hope my book helps millions lighten their mental loads.