Indeed. I respect that, as a mother of ten. My hat is in my hand, so to speak. Thank you for responding.
Edited to add...
I believe all books with heart have value. My book was actually born from a breaking heart, even though it's funny. I don't feel comfortable explaining more at this time.
Ok, i will say, anyone who has ever witnessed child grooming would understand this book more.
You could call this new enterprise my war paint. Im trying to puff myself up and look bigger than I really am!
I really admire what you are attempting to do; honestly. In order to grow you're willing to give; and what we give returns ten-fold. I did the same thing when starting a photography business. I went out and photographed events for free until I developed a portfolio. I then began charging, and once I had established clientele, I increased my rates until they were top dollar over a period of two-three years. The organizations I worked with ( County Clubs, United Way, Community Foundation, Arts Council, etc ) didn't mind a slight increase over a period of two-three years. They thought I was worth it, as I had established myself.
I've done the same thing with my graphic design/social networking management business. Once you get the hang of how to build, the business outline is solid on most fronts with very little or zero capital.
What you need to do is develop a portfolio of authors. Design an ad and post it to various writing groups across social networking sites. Don't be manic about it; that reeks more of desperation than excitement to professionals. Just post the ad with the contact information. See what happens there.