The Newborn Baby Checkbook
"If only I had known..." all new moms, especially this one.
Ignorance is not your friend. If you could know just a few things that would substantially change being a new parent for the better, wouldn't you want that awareness?
The Newborn Baby Checkbook was created along the Pareto principle, that 20% of what you need to know will save you 80% of the time. It has been in the making over two years. It was begun after a difficult pregnancy, birth and subsequent newborn illness. Since then it has been added to, edited and checked by three doctors (one GP, one paediatrician and one psychologist) after another pregnancy, birth and subsequent newborn illness. Short, simple and humorous, this book was written to help all new parents, containing the most important things that this parent wished that she had known, that new parents generally don't know. Innovatively, it also provides a check space used to ascertain your own newborn's continued health, with time-specificinformation that your paed will appreciate should your baby need to see one.
“Absolutely bloody brilliant. How can something like this have never been published before?" Leemor Daniel-Lombard, mommy and CEO of I Play I Learn
To be released 2015
ada enup designer
Multiple unnamed doctors and councillors
Perfect bound and stitched
Colour cover, greyscale throughout
Within her role as a publisher for Intersoft, she ghost-wrote The Right Mind for Golf and From the Classroom: Microsoft IT Academy, as well as created the Southern African IT editions of the IDG …For Dummies series, and Que Publishing’s 10 Minute Guides.
As a publisher with her own company, ada enup (which stands for A Daring Adventure to Enchant and Uplift), she publishes books with content that has almost always never been published before, books that have a major impact within their relevant areas in South Africa. These books include the first ever book for the South African music industry, The South African Music Business, a nearly 700 page tome by producer and lecturer Jonathan Shaw that covers all areas of the industry and has become known as the ‘bible’ of the SA music industry; Taxi Hand Signs, the first and only book for millions of SA mini-taxi commuters that collates hand signs and destinations, researched and illustrated by international fine artist Susan Woolf; AmaZizi: The Dlamini of Southern Africa, again the first book to comprehensively tackle the genealogy, history and culture of the AmaZizi people and related groups; and the National Eisteddfod Academy Anthology, which was the first book to contain poetry graded and style-classified in all 11 official South African languages, as well as the first to have a comprehensive essay on how to teach praise poetry. Through ada enup, Alicia also supports universities, tertiary educators, lecturers and writers who wish to self-publish with advice and publishing.
As a writer, Alicia has lately been channeling her work through her publishing company. She has authored short stories Cheery Red, The Mysterious Jagg, Options and poetry book I Spy . She has collaborated on an art book with fine artist Lesley Anne Price, where her words were written to complement Price’s photography. Her upcoming releases are Innerone, which has already garnered much advance praise and will be released in the States, and The Newborn Baby Checkbook, which came out of her own experiences of being a typically ignorant new parent.
Alicia is currently working on the taboo topics children's series, notably Powerful; a history, a fantasy and new editions of several of her author's books.