Community & Business

10 September, 2022

Ausmumpreneur releases new book

JULATTEN author and mum of four children, Crystal Leonardi, will launch her new book this week, aimed at providing an in-sight into how to cope when a child is diagnosed with cancer.

Ausmumpreneur releases new book - feature photo

“My Brother Sebastian” has been written to educate and com-fort families of children with a childhood cancer diagnosis and will be launched on Friday at the Stratford Library in Cairns.

Crystal said the book had been written with siblings in mind and follows on from her first book, “Boy of Steel” which was published in 2021 and documents the journey the family had when her two-year-old son on was diagnosed with brain cancer.

“My Brother Sebastian' explains each stage of diagnosis and treatment, and everything that happens in between,” she said.

“It’s also aimed at parents or guardians of sick children, this beautifully-illustrated children's book (by Vivian Saad) provides readers with a resource to assist with explaining a childhood cancer diagnosis to the sick child and/or their siblings.”

Crystal had reason to celebrate last week when she was awarded third place in one of the categories of the Ausmumpre-neur Awards.

The national awards recognise the best and brightest “Mums in Business”, acknowledging success in business, product development, innovation and customer services.

Crystal said she was proud and excited” after finding out she had been awarded third place in the Author category of the awards.


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