Herkimer Publishing & Training /Mystic Mouse Publishing
Intuitive and Transformational Book Writing & Business Mentor
Sharon runs Mystic Mouse Publishing and Herkimer Publishing & Training which offers a full range of publishing services and packages including the inspiring Get Writing, Get Published! Course. Sharon also offers one to one mentoring programmes, where you can come with just an idea for a book (or even no idea at all!) and be successfully published within weeks.
So, who is Sharon Lynn?
“Where do I start? Someone recently called me ‘A Multi-dimensional Entrepreneur!’ and that pretty much sums me up. But here’s a little more of my past and how I got to be where I am today…
After an eclectic mix of jobs from the age of 16, I finally became self-employed in 2000 and have ‘worn many hats’ over the years – including that of Intuitive, Creative, Author, Musician, Healer & Facilitator of Change; bringing transformation to those who are ready. I met my husband, Brian, in 1998 at a clairvoyant evening and let’s just say life has never been the same! I found myself on stage giving demonstrations of mediumship within three weeks of meeting him, so I am no stranger to talking to large groups of people.
We took on a ‘new age’ stall at our local shopping centre where people kept asking to find out more about spiritual & complementary health, so being the entrepreneur that I am I decided to organise our first event with local readers, healers, therapists & retailers. These events were very successful and grew & developed over many years culminating in a huge 5 day event that took place in 2006 at the Kent Event & Exhibition Centre.
Since then I have organised & run a number of transformational, spiritual retreats and workshops and more recently I’ve organised talks and fundraising events for a charity very close to my heart – Medical Detection Dogs – and, of course, I now organise our Get Writing, Get Published! Courses. More recently I’ve spent two years at the Professional Speakers Academy, but as well as being an Inspirational & Motivational Speaker, Charity Fundraiser, Event Organiser & Entrepreneur, I also consider myself a heart-centred, Intuitive Business Owner.
So how did the publishing companies come about from such a spiritual and ‘new age’ background?
The short version is that Lorenzo (my business partner) always wanted to be an author and own his own publishing company. Then in 2006 I got the idea to create a deck of oracle cards (similar to tarot). I submitted my ideas to a number of new age publishers, and typically, none were interested. Not letting that stop me I set up Mystic Mouse® Publishing! So Lorenzo got what he had always dreamed of (albeit of a mystical nature) and I got the deck of oracle cards. In 2007 Mystic Mouse® Publishing was officailly born and the cards proved to be a great success selling thousands of decks all around the world.
There are now two publishing imprints – Mystic Mouse® (for all things ‘new age’) and Herkimer™ (for everything else). Lorenzo & I have created a number of our own products over the years (including books, card decks, CDs & a DVD) and in 2014 we became very aware that there are many people who really want to get published, but are maybe struggling to make it happen. So we held the hands of our first three authors, took them step by step through the process of writing & getting published – and that’s how the Get Writing, Get Published™ courses & Herkimer Training™ were born!
A little known fact about me: Much to Lorenzo’s utter disdain, I love the X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent & Amercian Idol (as contrived as they can be) because I absolutely love seeing people’s dreams come true. If it is in my capability, I will help others dreams come alive – whatever they may be”.
I’m currently writing (albeit very slowly!) a book called If Bees Can Fly…From Benefits to Benefactor the Multi-dimensional Way. This book will share much more of my journey of hitting rock bottom in most areas of life (business, health, wealth & relationships – oh and nearly dying a few times too!) and how I’ve got myself back up, in what some would say were very non-conventional ways! Anyone that knows me will tell you that I can talk for England on many subjects, which is to be expected for a Gemini, but I am going to refrain from doing that here, otherwise you won’t get to bed tonight!
So thank you for reading and I hope our paths cross very soon!”
So where we are at now, is that we are growing and evolving all the time. We consider ourselves innovators within the industry and specialise in helping business people create a book that can really work for them and help grow their business. We also work with entrepreneurs & creatives, who don’t necessarily have a business yet, and help them to create a business around their book.
Our approach to publishing is pretty straightforward, we believe:
Authors should benefit from their books either directly (through sales) or indirectly (through using the book to boost their business)
All books should look and feel great (high quality from design to production)
Publishing is a partnership and a publisher should be able to assist in any aspect of the writing and publishing process (including how to identify and write the best book for you or your business)
Authors should have access to innovative strategies to help get the most from their book
So, if you feel you have a book inside you, then I would love to hear from you. I offer a free half hour Book / Business Discovery Session and there’s usually special offers going on for Evo Girls on our courses / publishing services too!
Oh, and by the way, in case you didn’t already know – we published Are You Worth It? by our very own Evo Girl, Liz Almond, and 2016 will see us publishing our Founding Evo Girl ‘Mother’ – Rebecca Robertson, plus Anwen Cooper & Katherine Horn – who have all attended our course.
“There are Procrastinational Authors and there are Transformational Authors – which one are you?”