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Polly Letofsky

Polly Letofsky

Denver, CO

Polly Letofsky is an award winning book shepherd, guiding authors through the publishing process from story concept through publication.

Overview

I am Polly Letofsky, owner and founder of My Word Publishing, a self-publishing consulting service. When we set up My Word Publishing, we wanted to set up a system that guided authors through the publishing of their own book seamlessly, swiftly, and affordably. It was created to be a service where we give the author the options along the way, but they make all the final decisions. A place where the author upholds all creative control, maintains all distribution rights, and all the profits end up in their hands. So we created My Word Publishing, a company that does everything a publishing company does, but your works are published in your company name. --Polly Letofsky was named Woman of the Year at the 2012 Colorado Business Women’s Network

Awards

  • Colorado Business Women Woman of the Year 2012

Portfolio (24 selected works)

Baking Breakfast: Delicious, Wholesome Muffins, Breads and Cakes Inspired by Three Generations of Family Cooking

Jill Berkowitz Provan

Baking Breakfast: Delicious, Wholesome Muffins, Breads and Cakes Inspired by Three Generations of Family Cooking is an easy-to-follow, handsomely illustrated collection of original recipes. The book contains more than 40 sweet and savory recipes (6 of them gluten-free) to enjoy for breakfast or brunch, with your morning coffee, tea, or as afternoon treats. Detailed lists highlight the 16 quick... read more

Baking Breakfast: Delicious, Wholesome Muffins, Breads and Cakes Inspired by Three Generations of Family Cooking is an easy-to-follow, handsomely illustrated collection of original recipes. The book contains more than 40 sweet and savory recipes (6 of them gluten-free) to enjoy for breakfast or brunch, with your morning coffee, tea, or as afternoon treats. Detailed lists highlight the 16 quick... read more

The Wayfarers: Journeying through a Century of Change

Virginia W Ames

Virginia Ames was born in the Deep South at the dawn of the twentieth century. In her hundredth year, Ames takes us back to the 1970 cross-country sojourn wherein she and daughter Mary poignantly and critically looked at a century of sociability and social change--including race relations, revolutionary politics, the auto, space exploration, and flight. Braided into the sinuous strands of an e... read more

Virginia Ames was born in the Deep South at the dawn of the twentieth century. In her hundredth year, Ames takes us back to the 1970 cross-country sojourn wherein she and daughter Mary poignantly and critically looked at a century of sociability and social change--including race relations, revolutionary politics, the auto, space exploration, and flight. Braided into the sinuous strands of an e... read more

Dark Bread and Dancing: The Diaries of Sue Rawson

Rosemary Rawson

Sue was born when Teddy Roosevelt was President, raised in the brand new town of Pettibone in the North Dakota prairie. She honeymooned in the Black Hills of South Dakota when Mount Rushmore was just a mountain. She raised five children, three of them born during the Depression. She made music, she traveled, she taught. She knew about love and loss, about disappointment, delight and despair. A... read more

Sue was born when Teddy Roosevelt was President, raised in the brand new town of Pettibone in the North Dakota prairie. She honeymooned in the Black Hills of South Dakota when Mount Rushmore was just a mountain. She raised five children, three of them born during the Depression. She made music, she traveled, she taught. She knew about love and loss, about disappointment, delight and despair. A... read more

Fools Gold

Ben Larned

"Ben Larned did a great job with his first novel... everything you can ask for as a horror reader." - D.W. Jones, Blood Moon Rising Magazine Sammy Carter thinks his troubles are over when his older brother gets him a job at the prestigious Pine Hills Golf Club. But they've only just begun. Before he knows it, Sammy is caught in a web of secrets, lies, and conspiracies that transcend even the g... read more

"Ben Larned did a great job with his first novel... everything you can ask for as a horror reader." - D.W. Jones, Blood Moon Rising Magazine Sammy Carter thinks his troubles are over when his older brother gets him a job at the prestigious Pine Hills Golf Club. But they've only just begun. Before he knows it, Sammy is caught in a web of secrets, lies, and conspiracies that transcend even the g... read more

Ping: The Rescue of Eden

Stuart Avery Gold

An eco-parable about climate change and the inner responsibility to the outside world. Ping returns in this third adventure with a traveler's tale that is both timely and necessary. Ping is troubled by disturbing indications of growing imbalances in Eden Pond that compel him to embark on his greatest journey yet: to help guide a stricken world back to the path of harmony. Ping and the Rescue o... read more

An eco-parable about climate change and the inner responsibility to the outside world. Ping returns in this third adventure with a traveler's tale that is both timely and necessary. Ping is troubled by disturbing indications of growing imbalances in Eden Pond that compel him to embark on his greatest journey yet: to help guide a stricken world back to the path of harmony. Ping and the Rescue o... read more

Ping: A Frog in Search of a New Pond

Stuart Avery Gold

A parable about adapting to change and overcoming obstacles. This is the story of Ping, a frog who's ignored the signs of his pond drying up around him, and is stuck in the mud. Ping represents everybody who has encountered a setback, needs to take a risk, or is struggling with the challenges of change -- that is to say, he is all of us. Ping's tale inspires us to take risks and persevere-and ... read more

A parable about adapting to change and overcoming obstacles. This is the story of Ping, a frog who's ignored the signs of his pond drying up around him, and is stuck in the mud. Ping represents everybody who has encountered a setback, needs to take a risk, or is struggling with the challenges of change -- that is to say, he is all of us. Ping's tale inspires us to take risks and persevere-and ... read more

My Clients, My Teachers: The Noble Process of Psychotherapy

Dr. Jennifer J Goble Ph. D.

Travel with Dr. Jennifer Goble as she and her clients invite you into their world. Smile at their humanity, admire their tenacity and strengths, and cry with their pain. Explore glimpses of yourself, your family, or someone you know in these authentic stories. Through their stories, you might find answers to your own struggles and apply new perspectives to your life. Welcome to the dynamic wor... read more

Travel with Dr. Jennifer Goble as she and her clients invite you into their world. Smile at their humanity, admire their tenacity and strengths, and cry with their pain. Explore glimpses of yourself, your family, or someone you know in these authentic stories. Through their stories, you might find answers to your own struggles and apply new perspectives to your life. Welcome to the dynamic wor... read more

Stress Less About PMS: Your Holistic Nutritional Guide to Preventing PMS

Linda Ljucovic

PMS!! Does it cause you to feel irritable, sad, sore, achy and bloated? Does it cause you to reach for that family sized bag of chips or the mega sized chocolate bar? Many women accept PMS as being a part of life, something that we are all meant to suffer through. In Stress Less about PMS Linda Ljucovic shows us how we can take control over the way we feel. She teaches us that there are better... read more

PMS!! Does it cause you to feel irritable, sad, sore, achy and bloated? Does it cause you to reach for that family sized bag of chips or the mega sized chocolate bar? Many women accept PMS as being a part of life, something that we are all meant to suffer through. In Stress Less about PMS Linda Ljucovic shows us how we can take control over the way we feel. She teaches us that there are better... read more

Stain

Kris Jordan

Sixteen year old Rachel White has it all together… Or does she? After witnessing her mom’s suicide attempt, Rachel is facing another nightmare – the possibility of foster care. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her older sister Debbie thinks she has the perfect solution: to drive halfway across the country in search of their biological father. Rachel isn’t sure what’s worse. Can she trust the sist... read more

Sixteen year old Rachel White has it all together… Or does she? After witnessing her mom’s suicide attempt, Rachel is facing another nightmare – the possibility of foster care. As if that wasn’t bad enough, her older sister Debbie thinks she has the perfect solution: to drive halfway across the country in search of their biological father. Rachel isn’t sure what’s worse. Can she trust the sist... read more

An Absent Mind

Eric Rill

2014 READERS FAVORITE AWARD FOR FICTION GOLD MEDAL2014 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL2014 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL FOR INSPIRATIONAL FICTIONFEATURED ON MARIASHRIVER.COMAN ABSENT MIND, a riveting new novel and book club pick from Eric Rill, author of PINNACLE OF DECEIT and THE INNOCENT TRAITOR, is about a race against time. The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity. H... read more

2014 READERS FAVORITE AWARD FOR FICTION GOLD MEDAL2014 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL2014 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS GOLD MEDAL FOR INSPIRATIONAL FICTIONFEATURED ON MARIASHRIVER.COMAN ABSENT MIND, a riveting new novel and book club pick from Eric Rill, author of PINNACLE OF DECEIT and THE INNOCENT TRAITOR, is about a race against time. The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity. H... read more

Becoming Mrs. Rogers

Cindi Rogers

Becoming Mrs. Rogers is the true and heart-felt story of one couple's journey into acceptance following a devastating genetic diagnosis for both of their sons. Their story, its highs and lows entwined with its wisdom and compassion, has become a beacon of hope for thousands of families struggling with fragile X and other autism spectrum disorders. Fragile X is a common and inherited cause of l... read more

Becoming Mrs. Rogers is the true and heart-felt story of one couple's journey into acceptance following a devastating genetic diagnosis for both of their sons. Their story, its highs and lows entwined with its wisdom and compassion, has become a beacon of hope for thousands of families struggling with fragile X and other autism spectrum disorders. Fragile X is a common and inherited cause of l... read more

The Results Map: Business and Life Strategies to Get What You Want

Kimberly Alexander

The Results Map takes a new approach to planning and increasing outcomes while transforming executives to a life of balance and ultimate success. Kimberly Alexander guides you through every step to adopt each principle, change behaviors and achieve the results that will catapult your business to a new level. The Results Map helps you answer questions such as: • How can I gain clear perspective... read more

The Results Map takes a new approach to planning and increasing outcomes while transforming executives to a life of balance and ultimate success. Kimberly Alexander guides you through every step to adopt each principle, change behaviors and achieve the results that will catapult your business to a new level. The Results Map helps you answer questions such as: • How can I gain clear perspective... read more

Battle of the Grandmas

Anthonette Klinkerman

One little girl, three grandmas! Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well, three times the presents from Grandma, Granny, and NaNa (the real ones pictured at left) isn't as wonderful as most grandkids would think in this humorous tale. Based on a true story, find out what happens when gift-giving becomes a battle!

One little girl, three grandmas! Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? Well, three times the presents from Grandma, Granny, and NaNa (the real ones pictured at left) isn't as wonderful as most grandkids would think in this humorous tale. Based on a true story, find out what happens when gift-giving becomes a battle!

Landscape Fiber Painting: It's not Paint, it's Fabric

Heidi Heuerman

Explore this unique sewing technique that will dazzle both you and your friends! With Landscape Fiber Painting, Heidi Heuerman will guide you into a new world of fiber art that will let you develop your artistic side. • Step-by-step demonstrations guiding you through a complete project • Tips on selecting the perfect inspirational photograph • Instructions to prepare a working “canvas” • How t... read more

Explore this unique sewing technique that will dazzle both you and your friends! With Landscape Fiber Painting, Heidi Heuerman will guide you into a new world of fiber art that will let you develop your artistic side. • Step-by-step demonstrations guiding you through a complete project • Tips on selecting the perfect inspirational photograph • Instructions to prepare a working “canvas” • How t... read more

58 Feet: The Second That Changed Our Lives

Mark Glaser, Robyn Glaser

Mark and Robyn Glaser’s lives were unexpectedly turned on their heads when, in 2010, they were involved in a serious motorcycle accident. After suffering terrible head and spinal injuries, the prospects for Mark ever living a normal life again seemed bleak. The story of his recovery and return to normality is an amazing tale of resilience, perseverance, the importance of family, and of the tal... read more

Mark and Robyn Glaser’s lives were unexpectedly turned on their heads when, in 2010, they were involved in a serious motorcycle accident. After suffering terrible head and spinal injuries, the prospects for Mark ever living a normal life again seemed bleak. The story of his recovery and return to normality is an amazing tale of resilience, perseverance, the importance of family, and of the tal... read more

3mph: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World

Polly Letofsky

WINNER 2011 WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS Best MemoirWINNER 2011 IPPY BOOK AWARDS Best MemoirFINALIST 2011 USA BEST BOOK AWARDSPolly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles--by foot--to become the first woman to walk around the world. In a spirit of adventure, along with the goal of raising global awareness for breast cancer, stranger... read more

WINNER 2011 WRITER'S DIGEST ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS Best MemoirWINNER 2011 IPPY BOOK AWARDS Best MemoirFINALIST 2011 USA BEST BOOK AWARDSPolly Letofsky left her Colorado home and headed west across 4 continents and over 14,000 miles--by foot--to become the first woman to walk around the world. In a spirit of adventure, along with the goal of raising global awareness for breast cancer, stranger... read more

Love on the Lido Deck: A Nautical Romantic Comedy

Barbara Oliverio

Sharp-witted, always-organized Keira Graham has traded in her high tech career as a systems analyst for the whirlwind world of event planning. As she builds up her fledging business, she learns that her widowed mother has news of her own -- a serious gentleman caller! Is Keira ready for mom’s new romance? When she gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean... read more

Sharp-witted, always-organized Keira Graham has traded in her high tech career as a systems analyst for the whirlwind world of event planning. As she builds up her fledging business, she learns that her widowed mother has news of her own -- a serious gentleman caller! Is Keira ready for mom’s new romance? When she gets a game-changing opportunity to organize a major event on a luxury Caribbean... read more

Love on the Back Burner: A Tasty Romantic Comedy

Barbara Oliverio

Readers' Favorite Award™-Winning Love on the Back Burner spins the story of sassy Alexandria D'Agostino. She is youngest in a tight-knit Italian-American family with a successful marketing career and a passion for cooking, yet her romantic life is less than 4-star. For years, she has tried cooking her way into men's hearts by flaunting her old world culinary skills, but now, she's changing the... read more

Readers' Favorite Award™-Winning Love on the Back Burner spins the story of sassy Alexandria D'Agostino. She is youngest in a tight-knit Italian-American family with a successful marketing career and a passion for cooking, yet her romantic life is less than 4-star. For years, she has tried cooking her way into men's hearts by flaunting her old world culinary skills, but now, she's changing the... read more

Soaring into Greatness: A Blind Woman's Vision to Live her Dreams and Fly

Gail L. Hamilton

"A beautiful story of someone who has overcome a physical handicap and changed it into a force that is an inspiration." -- President Jimmy CarterBorn ten weeks premature and requiring oxygen to survive, Gail Hamilton's first six weeks of life began within an incubator. Six months later, doctors discovered that Gail had retrolental fibroplasia (RLF), an eye condition caused by the infusion of 1... read more

"A beautiful story of someone who has overcome a physical handicap and changed it into a force that is an inspiration." -- President Jimmy CarterBorn ten weeks premature and requiring oxygen to survive, Gail Hamilton's first six weeks of life began within an incubator. Six months later, doctors discovered that Gail had retrolental fibroplasia (RLF), an eye condition caused by the infusion of 1... read more

Clyde and I

Russ Towne

Clyde and I is a delightful story of friendship starring the newest children’s favorite, Clyde the Green Giraffe. Storyteller, Russ Towne, will leave your children charmed and inspired to give and get love, while learning the lesson of forming friendships of those who are very different from us. Brilliantly illustrated by Josh McGill, he has captured the story with vibrant lovable characters t... read more

Clyde and I is a delightful story of friendship starring the newest children’s favorite, Clyde the Green Giraffe. Storyteller, Russ Towne, will leave your children charmed and inspired to give and get love, while learning the lesson of forming friendships of those who are very different from us. Brilliantly illustrated by Josh McGill, he has captured the story with vibrant lovable characters t... read more

Growing Home

Jane S. Schreiner

Life delivers lessons in the most unexpected ways. For a young girl on her family farm in rural Missouri, it all begins in the barn. That’s where Mary comes face to face with her questioning heart and the answers she never could have imagined. Growing Home is the story of one girl’s hunger to know more about her roots and looking for ways to understand herself. Living on the farm with Grandpa ... read more

Life delivers lessons in the most unexpected ways. For a young girl on her family farm in rural Missouri, it all begins in the barn. That’s where Mary comes face to face with her questioning heart and the answers she never could have imagined. Growing Home is the story of one girl’s hunger to know more about her roots and looking for ways to understand herself. Living on the farm with Grandpa ... read more

Refining Moments: Shaping Your Successes and Setbacks into Significance

Gregory K Hernandez

Acknowledging three critical "refining" moments in our lives--physical, emotional, and financial--can take us down a path of continuous improvement toward a more fulfilling second half of life. Though we often zoom past these moments during our too-busy days, they can make us, break us, shape us, and, if we allow, refine us:Change the success paradigm and the outdated view of retirement. Elimi... read more

Acknowledging three critical "refining" moments in our lives--physical, emotional, and financial--can take us down a path of continuous improvement toward a more fulfilling second half of life. Though we often zoom past these moments during our too-busy days, they can make us, break us, shape us, and, if we allow, refine us:Change the success paradigm and the outdated view of retirement. Elimi... read more

The World, the Moon, and the Stars

Marian Irwin

Follow Star as he discovers just how much the children of the world depend on him. Wise Moon guides him through the night sky toward hope and dreams. Sometimes we all need simple reminders of how significant we are to the ones who love us. This bedtime story brings out the wishes and helpfulness we all have inside of us. Sweet dreams!

Follow Star as he discovers just how much the children of the world depend on him. Wise Moon guides him through the night sky toward hope and dreams. Sometimes we all need simple reminders of how significant we are to the ones who love us. This bedtime story brings out the wishes and helpfulness we all have inside of us. Sweet dreams!

Black Belt Leadership: Creating a Life of Purpose by Discovering your Inner Champion

Chris Natzke

For almost 40 years, Chris Natzke has been a dedicated student and teacher of the martial arts, achieving the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor and ranking him in the top 1% of all martial artists in the world. In Black Belt Leadership, Natzke takes the qualities he’s honed over four decades and uses martial arts as a metaphor for life and leadership. He demonstrates how followin... read more

For almost 40 years, Chris Natzke has been a dedicated student and teacher of the martial arts, achieving the rank of 7th Degree Black Belt/Master Instructor and ranking him in the top 1% of all martial artists in the world. In Black Belt Leadership, Natzke takes the qualities he’s honed over four decades and uses martial arts as a metaphor for life and leadership. He demonstrates how followin... read more

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